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April 2013 Archives

Rice University gets $1.5 million grant for brain injury lab

We've written previously about the need for more clinical research and expanded insurance coverage for brain injury victims. People who suffer traumatic brain injuries typically have a long and difficult road to recovery. Therapy and treatment are expensive, and brain injury patients and their families need all of the medical and financial help they can get.

Work zone auto accidents a serious problem throughout Texas

We all know, or should know, that road maintenance workers risk life and limb to do their jobs. But according to the Texas Department of Transportation, 80 percent of the people who die as a result of crashes in road work zones are drivers and passengers.

Dangerous baby clothes recalled after sales at major retailers

It goes without saying, but small children are especially vulnerable to injury resulting from defective products. Manufacturers and distributors have an obligation to ensure that products meant for babies are safe, but too often marketed items pose a threat to small children's health.

Distracted driving leads to death of Texas teenager

A terrible car accident happened late last month and took the life of a teenager from Cleveland, Texas. The 17-year-old and her mother, who was driving, were about to make a turn when their car was forcefully rear-ended by a truck pulling a trailer. The accident is believed to be a tragic case of distracted driving.

Brain injury victim's mother fights for more insurance coverage

Right now, brain injury victims and their families aren't treated fairly by the healthcare system in the United States. In particular, since treatment and recovery after a traumatic brain injury can be a lifelong struggle, insurance companies generally don't offer anywhere near enough coverage for patients who have suffered a severe brain injury.

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