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Spinal Cord Injuries

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries First, a bit about bones At birth, a human has a lot more bones than they will as an adult. The cranium, or skull of a newborn comprises several bones that are somewhat flexible. This allows the baby to pass through the relatively small birth canal. Once born, the cranial bones of an infant begin to… Read More

What is Tetraplegia?

Spinal cord injuries, sometimes referred to as cervical injuries or simply neck injuries, can range in their severity, potentially causing paralysis. Tetraplegia is the paralysis of both arms and both legs. Since tetraplegia can cause all four limbs to be paralyzed, it is sometimes known as quadriplegia. Tetraplegia can be the result of a disease or traumatic injury to the… Read More

Mechanical tissue resuscitation using vacuum could limit damage after TBI

According to a brand new study, the controlled application of vacuum pressure may offer another effective means of mitigating tissue damage immediately following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). New findings were outlined in an experimental study published in the August issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The new procedure is called mechanical tissue resuscitation (MTR)…. Read More

Bipartisan support for the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

Republicans and Democrats tend to oppose each other’s views and voting choices on many of the nation’s issues. However, this has not been the case regarding a unified approach to funding treatment and research for traumatic brain injury (TBI). An aligned, bipartisan effort to push along pro-TBI research initiatives is an example of how federal legislators can work together to… Read More

New bill introduced in response to GM automobile recall fiasco

Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri announced her introduction of a bill that could significantly increase the mandatory fines automakers would face for making unsafe vehicles. The new legislation is largely in response to GM’s recent defective ignition switch automobile recalls – a faulty component that has been linked to several serious injuries and at least 13 consumer deaths. In addition to steeper fines,… Read More

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

In the state of Florida, as well as in most other states throughout the US, the civil court systems allow for wrongful death lawsuits to be brought forward by the survivors or estate of a deceased person killed in an accident or other circumstances “due to the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of a person or persons”.  … Read More

Combating truck driver fatigue to avoid fatal trucking accidents

In June, a highly publicized trucking accident involving a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer and a luxury bus seriously injured famous comedian/actor Tracy Morgan and several others, while leaving one occupant dead. The fatal truck accident turned national attention back to the matter of the much-debated safety concerns over truck driver fatigue and how to combat it effectively while maintaining fairness to responsible truck drivers’ earning… Read More