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What are the different classifications of burn injuries?

When it comes to injuries that people in Roanoke City might suffer, two of the most frightening words that can be uttered are "burn injuries." Like other severe injuries such as head trauma and back injuries, the aftereffects of a burn injury can be awful. Knowing more about burns can assuage fears if it's something that is not serious, or help prepare the person for what they're confronted with on the road to recovery, if it is serious.

Negligent truck maintenance, cellphone factor in fatal crash

In Virginia, trucks are a common sight on the roads. Other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are placing their trust in these truckers and truck companies that the vehicles will be properly maintained and that the drivers will put safety first. That, however, doesn't always happen and truck accidents can occur. Given the size of these vehicles, the results often leave others with severe injuries or result in fatalities. It's important for those who have been affected by a truck accident know what to do after it has happened.

Understanding burn injuries and its ramifications

Burn injuries can affect residents of Roanoke City, people throughout the state and across the nation. These injuries are among the most devastating that a person can face. Unlike a broken bone or a cut, these injuries can linger and affect the lives of the victim and the victim's family for an extended period of time. Not only do they cause immense pain, but they can leave a person unable to function normally, requiring extended hospitalization and long-term care.

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

Brain injuries can occur in many situations, including work accidents, car accidents, truck accidents and more, and can lead to a variety of painful and debilitating symptoms. You may be wondering how you can spot a brain injury in yourself or in a loved one.

Fatal car crash claims life of woman hit by tractor-trailer

Drivers in Virginia must always be on alert for the possibility of an accident. Most drivers are cautious and pay strict attention to their surroundings, but there is constantly a danger of a mishap occurring and leading to a fatal accident. Nothing can prepare a family for the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. In addition to the emotional shock, there are many other issues that must be dealt with in the event of a wrongful death.

Virginia teen suffers head trauma during stunt

With sports becoming more and more serious -- even at a young age -- more attention is being focused on brain injuries. Playing on a sports team is not the only way that people end up with head trauma, however. Sports like snowboarding, biking and skateboarding are a common cause of head injuries, as well as falls and car accidents. Regardless of the way the injury was received, it is important to get it treated as quickly as possible in order to have the greatest chance of avoiding long-lasting damage.

Husband settles with defendants in wife's wrongful death lawsuit

Death is inevitable, but sometimes the timing and circumstances of one's death indicate that the death was prematurely caused by the actions or negligence of another party. In these cases, the death is often characterized as a "wrongful death" and Virginia residents are entitled by law to sue the responsible party.

Study finds possible link between brain injuries and dementia

As many Virginia families sadly know, dementia and Alzheimer's disease are devastating conditions that affect not only the patient but their loved ones as well. That is why it is important for researchers to continue to explore the possible causes of these diseases, particularly when it comes to brain injuries.

Experts want ban on heading in youth soccer over brain injury risk

Over the next few weeks, millions of people around the world will be glued to their television sets to watch soccer's premier event, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. While the vast majority of soccer-related coverage will undoubtedly be devoted to these matchups between the world's best, some parties are using it as a forum to discuss a very important health issue that has been definitively linked to the sport.

Study explores connection between book smarts and brain injuries

Previous scientific studies have made the remarkable determination that those people with higher levels of mental activity can actually fare better in the fight against otherwise devastating medical conditions.

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