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How helpful is rehabilitation for someone with TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries are common results of vehicle crashes. A driver may hit his head on the steering wheel; a passenger could strike her head on the dashboard.

Rehabilitation is a lengthy process for people with a TBI. There are major milestones to be met along with the constant repetition of basic activities that must be relearned.

What are the most common motorcycle crash injuries?

You might think that head injuries are at the top of the list when motorcycle crashes occur. Certainly, they are very common among riders of all ages.

However, there are other injuries that happen more often, and a popular actor suffered one of these when he became the victim of a car-motorcycle crash.

Traumatic brain injury FAQs

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A TBI occurs when there is damage to your brain because of forceful contact. There are different types of TBIs, including:

  • Contusion: An impact causing bleeding on your brain.
  • Penetrative injury: An object piercing your skull and entering your brain.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: When there are tears in your brain structure due to rotational or shaking forces.
  • Concussion: Damage caused by a violent shaking of your head or a blow to your head.

Nursing home patients are vulnerable to medication errors

If your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you depend on the staff to provide the best care.

You cannot always be on hand to make sure staff administers medication properly, but it is important to understand how errors can happen and try to head off possible problems.

Do not underestimate the severity of rear-end crash injuries

You may be stopped at an intersection waiting for the light to change, when suddenly another vehicle strikes yours from behind. While you feel a bit shaken up, you may think there is no physical damage.

A rear-end collision is the most common kind of crash, and many drivers sustain only minor injuries. However, severe injuries can occur, and they are not always apparent at the time of the accident.

Can “crashworthiness” play a part in a TBI diagnosis?

You often hear about head injuries that result from vehicle crashes. It often sounds like the impact of the crash was the cause of this kind of medical issue.

However, there is another way to look at the reason someone suffered head trauma, and perhaps traumatic brain injury: A flaw in crashworthiness may have contributed to the medical issue.

4 critical steps to take after a car accident

When getting behind the wheel, few drivers believe that their next trip with end in a crash. Unfortunately, serious collisions occur on Virginia’s highways on a regular basis.

There is often a lot of confusion surrounding what steps should be taken after a car accident. Whether you were recently involved in a crash or you simply want to bookmark this page for future reference, everyone should take the following four actions after a car accident.

Is your loved one getting the nursing home care they deserve?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home in Virginia is a difficult choice for anyone. Even if caring for a parent, grandparent or other relative has become too much to handle in addition to managing a household and/or working full time, the decision is still fraught with uncertainty.

Many people wrestle with questions, such as: How do I know the facility is a safe place? What if something bad happens? And, perhaps most crucially: Can I trust the management and staff to have my loved one's best interests in their hearts and minds?

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