Year: 2017

Operating Room in Sacramento

A traumatic brain injury is often a life-altering event in people’s lives. The effects of a brain injury usually last long after the injury has healed. The cost of treating and rehabilitating individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries can also be staggering making it challenging for families of these…

Accident Victim in Wheelchair

Mayo Clinic researchers have used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord of a paralyzed patient and combined it with physical therapy resulting in the man intentionally moving his paralyzed legs. The man reportedly stood up and made step-like motions for the first time in three years. According to a report…

Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against two Eureka nursing homes alleging that neglect and lack of nursing staff led to the deaths of two patients in 2016. According to a news report in the Times-Standard, both men died after developing severe pressure ulcers that became infected when they resided…

Driverless Car in California

California is preparing for driverless cars to go solo, or operate without a driver. According to a report in Technology Review, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that it plans to allow companies to test driverless cars on its roads without on-board backup drivers before the end of the…