With all of the recent coverage of concussions in contact sports, such as football and hockey, the public has become far more aware of brain injuries and their effect on people's lives.
There are few injuries that are more severe than head trauma. Whether it occurs in an automobile accident, work incident, or a slip-and-fall at another's property, the aftermath of an injury to the head can be overwhelming. In some cases, this injury can completely alter the life of the injured, as trauma to the brain can impact a person's cognitive abilities and even his or her ability to work or care for him or herself. A brain injury can also cause financial ruin while the victim is already consumed by the pain and suffering resulting from the injury.
Most New Yorkers would argue that a person's head is the most important part of the human body. It not only encompasses many physical features, but also the head holds and secures one's brain. This vital organ could, nonetheless, suffer significant harm in the event of an accident. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, could significantly alter one's personality and even his or her ability to do normal daily activities.
The busy life of New Yorker does not mean that they are not prone to the same ill and tragic fates that residents across the nation experience. Unfortunately, accident of all sorts could happen at any moment. Whether it is an automobile crash, workplace accident, slip-and-fall or a defective product, a sudden incident could result in serious injuries. And, in some cases, a victim could suffer harm to their head due to an accident caused by a negligent party.
Being involved in an accident can be a shocking and overwhelming experience, as no one fully expects to ever be harmed in such a situation. This can intensify when a victim is severely injured in the incident. A head trauma is one of the most serious injuries, and when one suffers a brain injury, this type of injury will likely impact the victim for years if not the rest of his or her life.
Many New City area residents will have to undergo a biopsy during their lifetime. A biopsy is a routine procedure to check a small area for cancer. These are important procedures to check an abnormal growth, mass, etc. and to offer patients an answer as to whether they have cancer or not. Most of the time these procedures go as planned, but for one New York woman, the procedure left her with unexpected consequences.
Many parents of New City area kids know how sports play a major role in their kids' lives. Many children are in multiple sports and parents spend a lot of time shuttling their kids around town. Some sports may be more dangerous than others and football is one sport where parents should understand the risks involved, including head and brain injuries.
No one ever expects their doctor is going to tell them they have breast cancer. A cancer diagnosis strikes fear in a New City patient with all the uncertainties that surround it. But, there have been many advances in cancer treatment in recent years and those who are diagnosed early have a better chance of survival. Though, when a breast cancer diagnosis is delayed, it can negatively affect a patient.
Many New City area residents will need to have surgery in their lifetime. Most of these surgeries are scheduled and common ones are orthopedic surgeries to replace aging knees and hips. A Syracuse surgeon was recently hit with a medical malpractice settlement of $2 million that shed some light on how orthopedic surgeries can go wrong.
There are many Americans who people consider heroes, both alive and dead. These people are often thought of as trailblazers in their own fields. With the recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first people on the moon, we were reminded of the bravery of these astronauts. It has come to light that one of the astronauts who was on this mission may have died as the result of a medical mishap.