A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious medical conditions that can result from an incident such as an assault, contact sports incident or a motorcycle, truck or car crash. This type of injury is quite common too. Most individuals who are diagnosed with TBIs only suffer mild concussions. They can recover from these with little medical intervention in a matter of weeks. Others are left with more life-threatening or altering injuries that result in surgery and a lifetime of challenges.
There are an estimated 285,000 individuals who live here in California and throughout the United States that have suffered spinal cord injuries (SCIs). There are a staggering 17,500 new diagnoses in this country every year. At least 38.4% of the injuries result from motor vehicle accidents.
There have been 12 deaths in this country linked to vaping, and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has opened its Emergency Operations Center to mobilize researchers as they investigate at least 805 more incidents of vaping-related illness. That's a 52% increase over the 530 cases reported just last week.
Authorities in Orange, California, are investigating how a severely autistic boy was able to take a school golf cart for a ride after the teen crashed the cart on campus and died from his injuries.
A 49-year-old man and his dog were killed in the Los Angeles County community of San Marino when he was struck by a car. The driver is suspected of engaging in a street race at the time of the crash.
A Los Angeles woman was killed and her 4-year-old child was injured when a car barreled into their apartment as they slept.
A 20-year-old man from Sun Valley was killed when a driver in a red Audi convertible rammed into his scooter just after daybreak on June 6. The details of the violent accident, which was recorded on surveillance video, are disturbing.
When a loved one suffers an injury in an accident and falls into a coma, we largely rely on modern medicine to pull them through.
A man walking his dog in the Shadow Hills section of Los Angeles was hit by a car and left in grave condition.
A Whittier, California, man has been sentenced to more than 22 years prison for his part in the deaths of three people in a crash three years ago.