Although many expectant mothers opt for natural childbirth, most still choose to give birth in a hospital, surrounded by experienced professionals who know what to do if something goes wrong. Some births have complications and parents rely on doctors and nurses to provide the best care possible in those circumstances.

The mother of a toddler who suffered brain injuries as a newborn says her doctor caused the injuries through his negligence. According to the lawsuit against the doctor, the baby was born with irregular gasping breaths and heart rate. Although he did cry after delivery and moved his arms and legs, the doctor put the baby in a plastic bin on a counter and left "until the family could decide what to do with the body," the lawsuit states. A nurse passing by noticed the baby was gasping for breath a few hours later. He was resuscitated and transferred to a different hospital, where he remained in specialized care for three months. The lawsuit claims the doctor's actions caused the baby to suffer a brain injury and other injuries.

The complaint says a pediatrician should have been called immediately and the baby sent to a neonatal intensive care unit instead of being left to lie in a plastic bin for several hours on the presumption that he couldn't be saved.


For many, summer seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. But for one California family, summer may have felt like it would never end as they watched their loved one recover from a traumatic brain injury that occurred in the spring.

In a previous post, we shared the story about the man who was beaten after a Dodgers game in Los Angeles. He had been attacked in the stadium parking lot and sustained a serious brain injury, leaving him hospitalized and in a coma. As is typical in the wake of a brain injury, the recovery process was long and difficult. But now after several months the man is finally leaving the hospital.

A spokesperson for the hospital announced that the man would be transferred to a rehabilitation facility to get more specialized rehabilitation to continue his path to recovery. The brain injury had caused the man's brain to swell, increasing pressure in his skull. He underwent several surgical procedures to relieve the pressure and to ensure that the swelling wouldn't return.


Red Light, Green Light is a popular children's game where children are only allowed to move when the person running the game calls "green light" and need to stop when the person running the game shouts "red light." It shows that even small children can master the concept of "red means stop." Somehow many adults seem to forget that when they fail to stop at red traffic lights. Driving through red lights can cause car accidents with serious consequences and California authorities are taking steps to stop drivers from running red lights.

Dangers of Running Red Lights

Drivers going through red traffic lights is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the U.S. According to the Federal Highway Administration, drivers running red lights cause accidents resulting in about 1,000 deaths and 90,000 injuries annually. Half of the people who die in red light running accidents are not those who failed to stop; they are other drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians.


When someone suffers a serious injury, like a brain injury, it is extremely important for them to get the medical attention they need. Often there are serious complications that cannot be seen by the naked eye. A brain injury victim needs the expertise of medical professionals in trauma centers.

But a recent study shows that many Americans are too far from trauma centers. While emergency rooms are beneficial for victims of a number of different injuries, many ERs are not equipped to deal with more complex injuries. What does that mean?

This could mean that victims of severe injuries have a greater risk of suffering permanent damage or even death. Experts in the field believe that the faster a victim can get the right medical help, the better chances they have of surviving.


The film "The Hangover" became known across the nation as a comedy filled with ridiculous antics. The movie's sequel, "The Hangover II" was no different and boasted even more crazy stunts that included high-speed car chases through the streets of Thailand.

But now a stunt man has filed a lawsuit in California against Warner Brothers, seeking damages for the serious brain injury he sustained while filming a car chase scene. Victims of brain injuries often find themselves dealing with the effects long after the original incident. For the stuntman, his injury occurred last year and he is still grappling with how it has changed his life.

While details are sparse, it appears that while filming the car chase, the car sped up unexpectedly and crashed into another vehicle. The stunt man had been in the car and was injured in the crash. Because of the severity of his brain injury, doctors placed him in a coma for a few months.

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