A blow to the head should never be taken lightly. Even after you receive a clean bill of health from your Kentucky doctor, you or those around you could notice that you suffer from permanent personality and behavioral changes caused by the traumatic brain injury you suffered. Learning to cope with those changes may present you with a challenge.
Regardless of how quickly police respond to calls regarding motor vehicle crashes, they do not always get there in time to save the lives of those involved. In addition, the scene of a devastating car accident can sometimes be so chaotic that identifying who the driver was can be a challenge. This appears to be the case in a recent crash that took place here in Louisville on Herr Lane.
Driving a motor vehicle certainly comes with a certain amount of risk. We all know that motor vehicle accidents can be serious, even catastrophic or fatal, but sometimes it takes a serious accident to remind us. Readers may have heard that Kentucky native Nicky Hayden—nicknamed “The Kentucky Kid” in his time as a professional motorcycle racer—died last month due to injuries he received in a bicycle accident in Italy.
Previously, we began looking at a recent study exploring a new potential biomarker for determining the outcome of traumatic brain injuries in pediatric patients. As we noted, such studies are fairly common and the medical community is continuing to explore potential avenues for predicting patient recovery from traumatic brain injuries so as to improve outcomes.
Brain injuries can be complicated creatures, not only for those who suffer them, but also for those seeking to provide effective medical care to them. One of the challenges with traumatic brain injuries, as readers may be aware, is predicting the accident victim’s ability to recover from the injury and assessing the future effects of the injury.