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February 2018 Archives

How are serious burn injuries treated?

When a person in Houma, Louisiana suffers a serious burn, their treatment can take months. Not only is the treatment for burn injuries a lengthy one, but it can also be incredibly painful. When treating a serious burn, the focus is on keeping the victim as pain-free as possible, get rid of tissue that has died, keeping the burn from becoming infected and creating scars, helping the burn victim regain their ability to function and attending to the victim's emotions following the burn.

Driver fatigue may be a factor in more car accidents than thought

People in Houma and nationwide do not always get as much sleep as they should. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 35 percent of motorists have not gotten at least seven hours of sleep nightly. Not getting enough sleep is a serious health and safety issue, particularly when it comes to driving.

Louisiana statutes outline who can bring a wrongful death suit

It is never easy to lose a loved one. Sometimes, this cannot be helped, such as when a person has a terminal illness or simply dies due to old age. However, a person's grief may be amplified if their loved one died due to the actions of another. For example, losing a loved one in a car crash caused by a drunk driver can be difficult since, but for the actions of the negligent party, the victim need not have died.

Multiple blows to the head, not just concussions, may lead to CTE

Sometimes, whether it is a child playing pee-wee football, a teenager under the Friday night lights or a person playing for the National Football League, any of these people could suffer a blow to the head, despite wearing a helmet. One serious type of progressive ailment that a person in Louisiana could develop after suffering a head injury is chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Athletes, military service members, car accident victims and anyone else who has experienced brain trauma, including one or more concussions, may develop CTE. CTE is a serious condition, as it could cause a person to suffer dementia, changes to their mood or it could make a person more aggressive. When a person suffers from a concussion, it could affect that person's sense of balance and ability to remember things.

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