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How are traumatic brain injuries classified?

The effects of traumatic brain injuries can vary greatly from one TBI to another. When a person suffers from a TBI, the classification of the injury has a big impact on how the injury will affect them and how they are expected to recover. There are three classifications of TBIs

Confidential settlements in medical malpractice cases

In many instances, medical providers and their insurers will offer compensation to victims injured by medical negligence without acknowledging fault. For example, Ohio State University will pay nearly $4 million to settle medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, according to a recent story in the Columbus Dispatch. However, it did

Why do motorcycle accidents happen?

As a motorcyclist, you understand the importance of following the rules of the road. After all, one mistake could cause an accident that results in injury or even death. There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, all of which should be understood by motorcyclists as well as drivers of other

Traumatic brain injury and youth football

At least nine youth football players have died in the United States since September while playing the game. Last month, a 9-year-old boy in Pomeroy, Ohio, collapsed and died. In Hubbard Township, near Youngstown, Ohio, a player suffered a traumatic brain injury during the second quarter of a high school

Taser deaths: Part 2

A previous blog discussed issues related to the use of Taser stun guns by police and civilians in the United States. According to a recent Washington Post story, at least 48 people in the United States have died this year after being shocked with Tasers. This post tells the stories

Premature birth and birth injuries in Ohio

Mahoning County in Ohio has a higher rate of preterm births than the state and national averages. According to the March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, Ohio overall is slightly above average in its rate of preterm births and was given a grade of C. Mahoning County, however, received

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