Getting to Know the Most Common Causes of Head Injuries

If you experience a serious and severe head injury, it can have a devastating impact on your life. It can also have consequences for your family and friends. A head injury may impact the ability you have to work, enjoy life, and spend time with the people you love. Also, the cost of medical treatment, needed medication, ongoing rehabilitation, and more can be high.  At Fetterman & Associates, we believe that no one should have to pay out of their

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Common Burn Accidents

According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 patients receive treatment in emergency rooms and hospitals for burns year after year in the United States. This does not include the burn injuries that are treated in hospitals, private clinics, and medical offices, or government-run community health centers. According to reports, out of these 450,000 burn injuries, about 3,400 result in deaths each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), burn accidents involving fires are the third

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Accidents that May Result in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Every year, approximately 2.6 million people suffer because of some type of brain injury in the United States. There are several reasons for this type of injury, including a tumor, stroke, trauma or another illness. Of those 2.6 million victims, 52,000 die each year due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and more than five million who have suffered this injury require some type of ongoing assistance in handling day to day tasks. Not only are TBIs dangerous because they

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Things to Remember When Recovering From a Head Injury

Being involved in an accident can be a very scary and stressful experience. A lot of injuries can arise as a result of an accident. Dealing with head injuries can be a very complex and worrisome time in your life. There are a number of things you will need to do when trying to heal properly from a head injury. Trying to push your limits during this time of recovery can backfire and cause a lot of additional issues. When

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Following a Car Accident

Did you know that over half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by car accidents? They are also one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Having a serious brain injury can change your life in many ways. For some, it can take away your ability to earn a living, your ability to enjoy daily life, and even your ability to take care of yourself. How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur Brain injuries generally occur

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Where to Find Legal Help for Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is different than other traumatic injuries. It is an injury to the brain typically the result of a blow, jolt, or collision to the head. The medical costs associate with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), both directly and indirectly, total an estimated $60 billion in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States experience TBI per year. The long-term recovery from a traumatic injury of any

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What is a TBI?

A TBI injury or traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes brain dysfunction. These injuries often occur from violent blows to the head or a severe jolt to the body that forces the head to move violently. Sometimes an object that penetrates the skull can also lead to TBI. For mild cases of TBI, there may only be temporary issues, but for more serious traumatic injuries, the damage can be more severe and lead to long-term complications –

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Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Later in Life

It is obvious that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause significant cognitive impairments following a head injury in a slip and fall, auto accident, or another personal injury. But did you know that a TBI also greatly increases an individual’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, even years after the accident? Research conducted over the past 30 years has turned up this link in study after study. One study found that young adults who

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