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December 2014 Archives

Progesterone treatments for brain injury ineffective


Severe brain damage is one of the worst injuries anyone can sustain, and it occurs everywhere and every day in the United States, including in Oklahoma. People can suffer brain injuries from falls, motor vehicle accidents and contact sports. Once a person sustains such an injury, the next question is whether it will be temporary or permanent. There is no guarantee that a brain injury patient will be able to recover completely or even get close to the level of functioning before the injury even after treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. Because of this, researchers continue to conduct tests to find new methods to reduce the effects of brain injury.

The why and how of SUV rollover accidents


When sports utility vehicles are involved in motor vehicle accidents, they often end up rolling over because of their higher centers of gravity. SUV owners in Oklahoma may or may not already know this fact, but becoming aware of the problem and the potential for injury and death from a rollover is critically important. For decades the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has examined the causes and consequences of a variety of motor vehicle accidents, including SUV accidents, and has made a number of findings.

How Oklahoma's oldest drivers avoid car accidents?


Over the decades, car accidents have been widely studied in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. These studies have tried to determine the most common causes of accidents and ways to prevent them. Each study has looked at different age groups. Oklahoma's situation reflects one particular problem seen elsewhere in the country: drivers 65 and older face unique challenges when they operate their vehicles. In 2012, an estimated 214,000 older Americans were injured, and 5,560 were killed in accidents.

How compensation improves the lives of OK brain injury victims


Any Oklahoma citizen can sustain a brain injury in a variety of different types of accidents, including transportation mishaps, truck and vehicle rollovers and car collisions. Unlike some other types of injuries, brain injuries frequently leave their victims with permanent damage that requires extensive medical intervention and long-term and continuing care such as therapy and rehabilitation. The expenses of such treatments can add to the challenges faced by those who are injured and their families. If brain damage has resulted from another person's carelessness or negligence, then Dawkins & Gowens, P.L.L.C. can help.

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