What are signs of a traumatic brain injury?

A first-degree burn is considered an injury that usually can be treated without professional medical assistance. The same is not true for a traumatic brain injury, despite the fact some Boston patients are diagnosed with “mild” TBIs. The victim of a mild TBI may suffer from immediate or delayed symptoms that must be treated seriously. TBIs are caused by direct injuries or indirect forces that shake, bruise and damage our most vital organ. A TBI can produce symptoms affecting a patient’s physical, mental and emotional state. Short-term, long-term or permanent brain dysfunction is possible following a traumatic brain injury. A Continue Reading

Man suffers brain injury after auto-pedestrian accident

Car accidents and falls are two of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. Any car accident carries the risk of a head injury, but a crash that involves a car and a pedestrian is even more likely to cause serious injury. In these types of crashes, the impact often throws the pedestrian several feet onto the road, which can cause irreversible brain damage in severe cases. A 38-year-old man was hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after being hit by a car in Gloucester. According to reports, the man was walking along Maplewood Avenue in Gloucester when Continue Reading

Man pleads guilty in Massachusetts State Trooper’s death

There isn’t any good reason to drive drunk. A person who is drunk has impaired abilities to make decisions and control a vehicle. This can lead to accidents that result in serious injuries or even fatalities. For one man, making the choice to drive drunk ultimately cost a popular Massachusetts State Trooper her life. The accident occurred in 2003 when the man was driving from Wayland to Cape Cod. He rear-ended the cruiser of the female trooper who was in the breakdown lane on Route 25, inspecting a guardrail that was reportedly damaged in an earlier accident. She had the Continue Reading