Traumatic Brain Injuries are Common, Spot the Warning Signs
Did you know more than 5.3 million individuals in the United States live with a permanent brain injury-related disability? That’s one in every 60 people, according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). And more than 2.8 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year. Every March, the BIAA leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month as a way to rally a large community to raise awareness and improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. And experts say awareness is the key to keeping our brains healthy. Here’s what you sh
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Summer Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Summer Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors Fireworks Safety Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet. Bug Safety Don't use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child.
Brain Injury in Children
A child's brain injury is felt by the whole family. It changes the way a family works and challenges even the strongest relationships. Having a child with a brain injury causes overwhelming stress for parents. Financial difficulties. Changes in roles or jobs. Disrupted family time and social activity. Parents frequently report that having so many responsibilities creates little or no time for each other. All this can lead to a loss of closeness and intimacy. The good news is, statistics show that parents of a child with a brain injury are no more likely than other couples to break up. In
Guardianship and Conservatorship in Personal Injury Law
What is a guardianship? A guardianship is the appointment by a court of an individual or entity to provide care and to make personal decisions for a minor or an incapacitated adult. In personal injury cases, some people might be under guardianship due to coma, brain injury or other severe trauma. A guardian can be appointed for a child if the child's parents are likewise incapacitated. Before being appointed as guardian, the individual must provide background information to the court, such as any felony history, prior times the person acted as a guardian for someone, and other informa