Children suffer brain injuries from common accidents and products

It may seem as though a Kentucky child moves through life with the ability to avoid the injuries and harm that befall older individuals. When a child stumbles they may end up with a bruise or minor cut, whereas an adult may pull a muscle or break a bone. However, a recent study suggests that children are susceptible to a highly dangerous form of injury from a variety of common products that can cause accidents and injuries when they are encountered.

Are car accidents more dangerous for women?

Statistics show that men outnumber women in the numbers of people killed in motor vehicle accidents in Kentucky and across the nation. However, statistics also show that women are more likely than men to suffer serious injury in car accidents. Researchers have long struggled to understand how these two statistics relate to each other.

The difference between economic and noneconomic damages

The losses that a Kentucky resident can amass after suffering catastrophic injuries in a personal injury accident can be great. Aside from the physical limitations that their injuries may impose on them, they may watch their medical bills rise as they sit and recover in a hospital bed. When they cannot work because of their accident-related losses, they may suffer even greater economic hardship since they have lost their capacity to earn an income.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

The brain is a vital component of the human body. In the brain many different bodily processes are controlled, from a person's ability to use their senses to their abilities to move and control their bodies. When the brain is healthy, the systems of the body may work without issue. However, when a Kentucky resident suffers a traumatic brain injury, their whole body may be affected by the harm.

Side effects of spinal cord injuries can be permanent

Damage to the spinal cord can inflict serious harm upon the physical condition of a Kentucky resident. Prior posts on this personal injury blog have discussed paraplegia and tetraplegia, two conditions that are marked by paralysis of the limbs. When a person's ability to move is impacted by a catastrophic injury like a spinal cord injury, they can experience serious and damaging side effects for the rest of their life.

E-scooter injuries up nationally, prompting CDC inquiry

In metropolitan areas throughout the nation, pedestrian and vehicle congestion can lead to delays, stress, and in some cases, accidents. Some cities have begun to adopt an alternative way for people to get where they want to go without taking their vehicles or hailing Ubers, and that involves picking up e-scooters for rent. E-scooters are small motorized vehicles that individuals can ride to their destinations and park once they are done, leaving the e-scooters for others to use.

Losing a limb due to an accident can have severe complications

Traumatic injuries can leave Kentucky residents with injuries to their bones, soft tissue and vital organs. Depending upon the harm they suffer, men, women, and children can be forced to live their lives with permanent disfigurement, worsened health, and serious health-related complications. A possible catastrophic injury that can affect victims of car accidents and other negligence-based incidents is the loss of a victim's limb.

Severe traumatic brain injuries can require long-term care

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can afflict a Kentucky resident in a number of ways. While many TBIs are caused by accidents and occur when collisions and impacts affect the outside of the victims' heads, other TBIs occur when penetration injuries, such as those caused by bullets and other projectiles, enter the victims' brains through their skulls. Either type of TBI can be serious and life-altering.

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