In a car accident or a serious fall, a person in Montana can easily suffer spinal cord damage. This type of personal injury is serious and even debilitating. Fortunately, a team of professionals recently created a three-dimensional atlas showcasing a spinal cord to facilitate a greater understanding of spinal cord injuries and how to treat them effectively.
A traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, might increase a patient's risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease down the road in Montana and elsewhere. This is the finding of a recent study examining head injuries. The research was the first one to use Alzheimer's disease cases confirmed via autopsies to look at the long-term impacts of personal injury accidents involving the head.
A bicyclist ended up with injuries following a car-bicycle collision in Montana. This type of a personal injury collision can easily occur if a car driver is careless behind the wheel. In this case, the driver may be held liable, or financially responsible, for the bicyclist's injuries.
Brain injury impacts over half a million children and babies every year in the United States, including in Montana. New research indicates that certain antibiotics that are utilized to stop the inflammatory response of the brain may help adults who have suffered personal injury involving the brain. However, these antibiotics may unfortunately negatively impact infants and children.
Anyone who's ever ridden in any type of vehicle has undoubtedly experienced the sensation of having their seat belt momentarily lock them in place after suddenly reaching for something or simply moving forward too quickly.
Montana is no stranger to wildlife, even on our roads. An average of 1 in 58 drivers in Montana will have a collision with a large animal that results in an insurance claim in 2016. This is the second highest likelihood in the nation, according to claims data from State Farm and driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration.
The number of traffic deaths on U.S. highways is increasing at an alarming rate. On October 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced preliminary statistics for the first half of 2016. An estimated 17,775 people died in car crashes from January through June 2016, a 10.4 percent increase from 16,100 fatalities for the first part of 2015. This follows news from earlier this year that the 2015 marked the largest uptick in traffic fatalities since 1966.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the fault of someone else, you may be able to sue for damages.
We place a great deal of faith in medical professionals when checking into a health care facility. Generally, this faith is justified by the good care we receive. However, sometimes during the course of treatment a patient may be injured or harmed. In such cases, the patient or his or her family may wish to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Generally, we hold doctors in high esteem. This can be especially true of surgeons. For most of us, the mind boggles at the work they can do with a scalpel or other tools of their trade. For this reason, we may even be somewhat in awe their skills.