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May 2017 Archives

Spinal cord injury patients may be helped by their own minds

Spinal cord injuries in West Virginia can unfortunately lead to the loss of feeling and mobility. However, devices known as neuroprosthetics may help spinal cord injury patients with sensory or motor disabilities to gain control of these senses again. These brain-computer interfaces essentially work by building a connection between a computer and the patient's brain.

Do I have a medical malpractice case?

Although advances in modern medicine have extended life expectancy and reduced mortality rates, there is no guarantee of satisfaction with any medical procedure or interaction with medical professionals. Dissatisfaction with the outcome of a procedure does not necessarily mean you have the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Slip-and-fall accidents may occur on university campus

A former university student in another state has claimed that she was injured in a slip-and-fall accident on campus. She therefore recently decided to file a lawsuit against the school. Slip-and-fall accidents sometimes take place on properties in West Virginia and elsewhere due to the negligence of the owners of these properties, in which case the owners may be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result.

Nursing home blamed for deceased woman's infection, dehydration

A woman in another state recently claimed that her aunt died in a nursing home due to the facility's carelessness. As a result, she decided to file a lawsuit against the home. She is seeking over a quarter of a million dollars in her lawsuit. Anybody in West Virginia who loses a loved one to dehydration, infections or other health problems caused by nursing home negligence has the right to take legal action.

Traumatic brain injury patients often suffer from sleep apnea

Researchers are planning to take part in a nationwide study to see if medical devices that patients use at home are able to diagnose sleep apnea. This is particularly helpful research for those in West Virginia and elsewhere who have suffered traumatic brain injury, as sleep apnea often becomes a problem following this type of injury. The study will compare how accurate these home devices are compared to formal lab screenings.

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