If your child sustains a concussion while playing a contact sport, he or she may not want to sit on the sidelines for the rest of the game. The coach may not be too happy about it, either. However, with all the media attention that traumatic brain injuries have received, you may rightfully expect your child not to endure a second, potentially more serious blow to the head.
Traumatic brain injuries are serious ailments that can affect your physical, mental and social abilities. There are many different ways that such injuries may occur. Car accidents, falls, airplane crashes and any other violent incidents are just a few of the potential culprits. If you recently suffered an accident such as one of these, it is important that you understand the symptoms of a TBI.
In a perfect world, you could trust your health care professional and pharmacist to always get things right. Unfortunately, things do not always go that way and patients suffer from the consequences. Medical errors, including medication errors, are the third leading cause of death in the United States, coming in only behind cancer and heart disease. This statistic shows this is a serious problem for American patients, and you should be aware of ways to protect yourself from these mistakes.