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Mood and personality can change after a brain injury

One of the hardest things for family members to come to grips with after a brain injury is that their loved one just doesn't seem like the same person anymore. He or she may struggle to control strong emotions. Every day may feel like a roller coaster.

In some cases, there will be sudden outbursts. A person may suddenly become very angry or start crying out of the blue. Family members will be concerned, and they'll try to look at their own actions to see what they did to cause the episode.

What family members need to show in wrongful death cases

When family members are seeking compensation after what they believe to be a wrongful death in Ohio, there are two main things that they need to show. First off, they must show that the death was brought about directly by the action -- or, in some cases, the inaction -- of another.

This does not mean the death was caused deliberately, although that can be grounds for a lawsuit. It can also mean that the death was caused due to negligence.

A traumatic brain injury may not appear bad at first

With some traumatic brain injuries, it's very obvious that people have been injured. They lose consciousness, they have trouble speaking, and they show other clear physical signs. However, it's important to remember that not all TBIs look the same, and some may not come with the normal set of signs.

Take, for example, the case of a young girl who was riding on a school bus. Another bus was driving behind the first one, and it rear-ended the girl's bus. The impact knocked her forward and her head hit the seat she was facing.

Ohio woman shot and killed after car accident

One woman in Ohio has died after being involved in a car accident. Though she initially survived the crash, she was shot by the driver who allegedly caused the accident. She was rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries and pronounced dead.

According to reports, the woman was driving through an intersection when a 29-year-old man ran the red light and slammed into the side of her car. The impact sent her vehicle skidding across the road, while the SUV the man was driving flipped and rolled on the pavement.

Tactics for cutting back on risky driving

While some accidents truly are accidents and happen seemingly out of the blue, or due to forces outside of the drivers' control, it's been found that many, many accidents are caused by risky driving. This is especially true with young drivers. Below are a few things that have been shown to help reduce the risk.

1. Making drivers go through different stages with a license. Rather than just giving a driver a full license right away, for example, it can help to make the driver go through a period of time when he or she has to drive with a parent or another adult.

Poor handwriting can lead to medication errors

If the pharmacy gives you the wrong medication, it could be due to an error on their end, but some studies have shown that the fault may actually lie with your doctor. If he or she has very poor handwriting, the pharmacy could inadvertently give you the wrong medication -- or the wrong amount -- all while thinking that the prescription is being filled properly.

This happened to one man who was given Synthroid instead of Rythmol. The man, who was 73 years old, had been dealing with a cardiac arrhythmia for some time, and he'd been taking Rythmol for at least three years. However, the pharmacy gave him Synthroid, and he quickly started to feel sick. He had an irregular heartbeat, his was sweaty, and he was dealing with nausea. After about two weeks without a change in symptoms, he began investigating, and the mistake was found.

Highway accidents are all too common

As you make your way through the state of Ohio, there is a good chance that you will find yourself on a highway at some point. As you drive down the road, often in excess of 70 miles per hour, don't be surprised if you come across an accident scene.

Unfortunately, highway accidents are all too common in the state of Ohio. These types of accidents occur for many reasons. For instance, highway accidents can be caused by fatigued truckers. These people are on the road for too many hours, which leads to them to make mistakes that causes accidents.

What are the many causes of driver fatigue?

Most people are aware of the fact that driver fatigue is a big deal. Even so, there are people out there, such as some truck drivers, who will get behind the wheel when they are not in condition to do so. By understanding the primary causes of driver fatigue, you may be able to avoid a dangerous situation.

Generally speaking, there are two primary causes of fatigue: driving when you are normally sleeping and a lack of sleep.

What are the different types of traumatic brain injury?

It is easy to believe that all traumatic brain injuries are the same, but this is not true. While all of these are serious, there are many different types.

These injuries are categorized as either open or closed. Regardless of the type or extent, a traumatic brain injury is caused by external force, such as trauma during a motor vehicle accident.

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