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How common is amnesia?

Television and movies like to use amnesia as a plot device. However, in real life, this medical condition is not a lot like how it is portrayed in these creative works. Amnesia can be a full loss of memories or just partial loss. It also comes in many forms, which determine what memories you lose. You may wonder how likely it is that if you are in an accident or otherwise injured in California that you will get amnesia. 

What are the most severe bone breaks?

You may think of a broken bone as a minor inconvenience, but in some cases, certain types of breaks can be catastrophic. It is important to understand what breaks are severe. Knowing how severe your break is will enable you to more properly care for yourself once you leave the hospital. 

What are the type of comas?

A coma is a condition that can happen after a catastrophic injury. While you may have heard of this type of medical condition before, what you may not know is there are different types of comas. If you have a loved one who is in a coma in a California hospital, it may be helpful to understand each type. 

What is a catastrophic sports injury?

Catastrophic injuries can happen quickly and without much warning. Often, they are a result of an accident. However, if you play sports in California, then you are at risk for such an injury every time you play. Some of these may be minor, but some may be severe. Catastrophic sports injuries, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, is an injury that results in a permanent disability, serious damage to the body even if it heals completely or death. 

Living with a spinal cord injury

At Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP, we understand that damages from catastrophic injuries in California go far beyond medical expenses. If you suffer a spinal cord injury and lose the use of your legs, for example, it has the potential to change everything about your life permanently.

Can your personality change after a brain injury?

Even if a person in California has been fortunate enough to survive a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, loved ones often find that their friend or family member has changed afterward, particularly in personality or temperament. The consequences of a traumatic event can have repercussions for many years to come, including changing the person who has survived the event.

The reality of rail travel safety

Recent commuter train accidents may have left commuters a bit wary of train travel. It is scary to think about what happens when a train derails and how seriously passengers can get injured in such an accident. This may leave people wondering just how safe it actually is to travel by train. When looking at the options in California, people may be surprised at where trains actually rank. According to Fortune, rail travel is a relatively safe option. 

Do post-accident headaches mean much more?

California residents who survive an auto accident without much more than a slight headache are likely to feel grateful that they got off without serious injury. However, there are reasons to be cautious, even suspicious, of even mild head pain following an automobile accident. In fact, a headache could be a sign that you have suffered a far worse injury.

What are the catastrophic injury risks in high school sports?

In California, thousands of kids play high school sports each year. Some sports come with more risks than others. Specifically, contact sports, such as football, can put your child at risk for a catastrophic injury that could change his or her life. Getting educated about the risks can help you to keep your child safe and possibly avoid such injuries.

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