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Texas care firm claims that it was not at fault in death

After being sued over the death of a patient in its care, Christus Health Southeast Texas has responded by saying that it was not at fault. In the lawsuit, the widow of the deceased patient in question claims that caregivers failed to restrain her husband properly, allowing him to fall out of his bed and sustain the traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead to his death.

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.

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.

NFL continues to struggle with brain injury questions

Any type of damage to the brain can have devastating and long-term consequences that lead to a lifetime of specialized care and unending medical bills. Traumatic brain injury is most commonly associated with accidents or severe blows to the head, but a potential association between brain injuries and football has some people questioning the levels of violence in the sport.

Brain injury research leads to $5.1M suit settlement

A traumatic brain injury is a life-altering event that can affect everything from memory, personality, and daily living skills. Texans who suffer brain injury due to accidents beyond their control may find themselves in dire straits. Bills for immediate medical treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care can begin to stack up quickly. A successful claim through civil action may be a significant aid to the victims and their caregivers.

Galveston mother and child victims of crumbling facade

No one expects to be faced with a traumatic brain injury that affects memory, personality or motor functions. A head injury can have long-term consequences that may not be immediately evident after an accident. Brain injury victims should know that they may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses related to loss of employment, permanent disability, rehabilitation therapy and long-term care if the injury was a result of someone else's negligence.

Traumatic brain injury: one man's story

According to AAA, the Fourth of July holiday week is expected to have more travelers than during the July 4 week last year. It may also see a number of drunk driving accidents. Texas is working to prevent Fourth of July drinking and driving in two ways: by increasing law enforcement statewide; and by putting a face on the consequences of drunk driving accidents.

Elderly pedestrian dies after falling in Galveston

According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the older a person gets, the more likely they are to die if injured in a fall. A fall, from which a 32-year-old could recover, might put an 80-year-old in a wheelchair permanently.

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