The federal government and the military are encouraging the nursing profession to bolster the training given to nurses on one of the types of injuries most frequently experienced by soldiers -- brain injuries. Although these serious injuries are gaining increased attention because of the returning veterans, anyone can experience a traumatic brain injury and more care surrounding the condition will help anyone in New York who has sustained a concussion or something more serious.
One Long Island family is slowly trying to move forward from an accident that left an 86-year-old husband and father dead and an 84-year-old wife and mother seriously injured. The 33-year-old man who was accused driving pled guilty to driving while intoxicated, assault, second degree murder and aggravated vehicular assault and has recently been sentenced. While the 12-year-prsion sentence will keep him off the road, it does not help this traumatized family cover the costs of recovery.
Approximately 1,200 former professional football players and their family members are suing the NFL, claiming that its rules and conduct put them at greater risk for head trauma and injury, which ultimately led to damage to their brains.
Everyone knows that Tax Day is stressful. With the exception of tax professionals, there are not many people who can really say they understand the tax code. But that does not mean that Long Island drivers who are out today should be thinking about their taxes instead of paying attention to the road. When Nassau County drivers are distracted by stress, they are more apt to cause a crash, and anyone injured in a car accident can speak to an attorney about seeking compensation for someone's careless driving.
As a patient and consumer, you likely expect that New York City hospitals will be publically reporting how often patients develop infections, but you would be wrong. There is no national reporting requirement that requires that all hospitals report and make public all the infections that occur because of surgeries. A recent study shows that these infections cause over 8,000 deaths each year in the United States and says that only 21 states have legislation requiring that hospitals monitor and publicly report surgical site infections.
A Long Island man was killed in the early morning hours earlier this month when a driver struck him on the Long Island Expressway. The 21-year-old Kings Park man had been driving home when he got a flat tire and he pulled over to walk for help. Tragically, the man was supposedly struck by a 52-year-old driving a 2010 Ford pickup truck. Police say the motorist kept on driving, making this a fatal hit-and-run accident.
It has been clear to many people that high school football players on Long Island are especially prone to head and brain injuries. Increasingly, New York football teams, coaches and players are seeking to use improved technology to help reduce the odds of a player receiving potentially debilitating concussion injuries.
Albany residents know that the best way to prevent traffic deaths is by regulating all dangerous behavior, not just some of it. A motorist can't expect to be safe if every aspect of driving was subject to strict rules but there was no enforcement of the drunk driving laws. Car accidents can happen for all kinds of reasons and it is important that all of the dangerous behaviors that have been prohibited be adequately enforced in order to lower the risks of fatal crashes.