Suffering from a brain injury can impact every aspect of the victim's life. Just last week, we discussed how brain injuries can affect the emotional health of the victim and those close to the victim. All of the effects of the brain injury can cause the victim and the victim's family members to suffer financially.
Learning that you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury is difficult. In the days and weeks that follow that diagnosis, there are often questions that come up about the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. If you or your loved one suffered from a brain injury diagnosed as a diffuse axonal brain injury, this information might help you.
We have often covered accidents in which people suffered from head injuries. In some of those cases, the head injury was a concussion. While some people might not think of a concussion as a serious injury, it has the potential to be a very serious injury in some cases. Our Wisconsin readers might like to know about some of the specifics of a concussion.
A well-liked Wisconsin radio broadcaster suffered injuries in a car accident around 10 a.m. Nov. 13. The crash occurred at the intersection of Fond du Lac and Hampton avenues in Milwaukee when a car ran a red light and hit the side of his car. On Nov. 14, he was looking forward to leaving the ICU and moving into a regular room, according to a source close to him.
People who suffered severe brain injuries in auto accidents, falls, sports injuries and other trauma were disappointed by the news a few days back that a possible treatment doesn't do what experts had hoped. The military had high hopes for citicoline, a naturally-occurring chemical that helps build brain cells. Tests in laboratory animals suggested it would speed recovery, and a few human trials with stroke patients showed mixed results. More thorough tests on 1,213 patients showed no improvement in reducing forgetfulness, improving concentration, or lengthening attention span.