Man suffers head injury after falling down steps in Boston bar

Falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, and as one young man from Ireland recently found out, these types of accidents can change a life in an instant. According to reports, the 20-year-old man was at Roggie’s Brew and Grille — located in the Brighten area of Boston — when he fell down the stairs, suffering a severe head injury. It was not clear why the underage man was allowed inside the bar or what happened to trigger the fall. Prosecutors claim that the owner of the bar told employees to take the man outside of Continue Reading

Rise in number of brain injuries seen in emergency rooms

Brain injuries, whether incurred from a car accident, fall or other incident, can be very serious.Traumatic brain injuries in particular can require lengthy recovery times and extended hospital stays, increasing the chances of costly medical bills and time off work. According to an analysis of emergency room data from 950 hospitals across the United States, it appears that an increasing number of patients are presenting in ERs with traumatic brain injuries. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Continue Reading

Massachusetts man drives dump truck into house

For most people, their home is a safe haven. It is a place where they can sit down, relax and unwind after a long day at work or school. It is a place where they can ignore what is going on in the world if they so choose. It isn’t usually a place where people worry about being involved in a motor vehicle accident. For one Massachusetts family, a truck crashing into their home isn’t something that they will likely ever forget. The dump truck accident occurred on the last Thursday in February of 2014, when a Billerica man crashed Continue Reading

ER observation time associated with reduced CT rates

Massachusetts residents might be interested to hear that, according to a study that was published online in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the longer a child who has minor blunt head trauma is observed in the emergency room department, the less likely the child will be to require a computed tomography scan. According to the lead study author, every hour that a child was observed was associated with a reduced CT rate no matter whether the child was at low, immediate or high risk of traumatic brain injury. According to the study, emergency physicians observed about half of the children Continue Reading

Massachusetts boy killed in dump truck accident

A 7-year-old Massachusetts boy was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a dump truck. The boy was riding his bike with his mother when the accident occurred at the intersection of Crown Street and Montgomery Street in Westfield, Massachusetts. It is unclear whether negligence on the part of either the driver was involved. According to a witness, the boy was riding with his mother in tow a little after 3:30 in the afternoon when the truck accident occurred. The boy apparently collided with the dump truck, which, according to a statement from the police, was carrying a load Continue Reading