Many people in Montana equate brain injuries with serious car and motorcycle accidents or sports injuries, but falls are another common cause. Hitting the head can result in a variety of symptoms, depending on the type of fall and location and impact to the head.
When people are participating in activities at their supermarket or other local establishments, they often do not think twice about their chances of getting critically hurt. However, because some business owners in Montana neglect to properly maintain the premises of their facility, it could leave customers at an increased risk of suffering an injury.
After a car accident in Montana, you may receive the unfortunate news that you have a brain injury. Sometimes the injured party may even be another family member. Brain injuries can severely impact a person’s physical and mental health. Because of this, doctors often order a mandatory CT scan.
An injury to the brain is always serious, but people in Montana should understand that not all brain injuries are the same. They can vary in severity due to the cause of the injury as well as the type and impact of force, and the effects of a brain injury can vary greatly as well.
As you sit and contemplate the road that lies ahead of you and your loved one after they have suffered a traumatic brain injury in Bozeman, your first need to understand exactly what their prognosis may be. Yet when people in your same situation come to us here at Cok Kinzler PLLP, they often question how can they know what their family members or friends may be facing so soon after having suffered their injuries. Knowing that may indeed by possible thanks to a clinical observation test known as the Glasgow Coma Scale.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results after a massive blow to the head, which can be caused by a car accident, assault, or sports injury. These injuries have a range of physical effects, including altered consciousness, disability, and even emotional issues in a number of cases. MSKTC.org explains how brain injuries impact emotions and what patients can do to cope.
The mother of a brain injury victim recently appealed to federal lawmakers to make it easier for brain injury patients to get rehabilitation and treatment. The woman's son suffered a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident, and she says that his insurance, like the insurance of many other brain injury victims, was insufficient to cover the care he continues to need.
More and more people these days are coming to understand that, with head injuries, the risks are high. When a person has a concussion that goes undiagnosed, there is the risk that another concussion will lead to second-impact syndrome. In such a case, traumatic brain injury or even death can occur.
Montanans with brain injury concerns will be interested in a recent study that compares CT scans and MRI scans, and how well each technique can predict the long-term effects of brain injuries. CT scans are typically used to evaluate the extent of brain injuries, but the study suggests that MRIs are better suited for making such predictions.
A registered nurse at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula recently pointed out in the Missoulian that traumatic brain injuries typically occur more frequently in the summer months. Montanans and people throughout the country like to go outside and enjoy the nice weather, sometimes taking part in activities that unfortunately result in injury.