When a person suffers a brain injury serious enough to make them unresponsive, doctors face a difficult challenge in administering treatment. They may have trouble determining whether a patient is in a permanent unresponsive state, or if they have a good chance of regaining consciousness. In fact, according to research, there is an error rate…

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Head and brain injuries are typically one of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents. Even what feels like a minor hit to the head can affect you for weeks, and more severe injuries can cause permanent disability. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be life-altering and extremely complicated to treat. The facts about car…

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in temporary or permanent damage to very important functions of the brain. TBI is a wide-ranging term that includes various types of debilitating impacts on the brain. This type of injury can affect the entire brain or just one isolated area. During a car accident, an individual may suffer…

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There’s an old story about a man who took a railroad spike through the head and survived, but developed an entirely new personality afterwards. The story is true; the man’s name was Phineas Gage, (he has his own Wikipedia page) and while blowing up rock to build railroad tracks, he accidentally lined his head up…

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