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November 2019 Archives

Old TBIs may cause memory loss, not Alzheimer's

In Iowa and across the U.S., many seniors as well as toddlers experience falls, which lead to traumatic brain injuries. Not a few of these older TBI victims develop memory loss as a result. Unfortunately, many doctors are quick to link memory loss with Alzheimer's disease, so these TBI patients are often misdiagnosed.

Four precautions for safe winter driving

When the weather turns cold and snow begins to fall, messy road conditions become hazardous and winter-related car accidents can happen. Driving in the snow, sleet and slush can be intimidating and dangerous even for the most experienced drivers.

Road deaths fell slightly in 2018

Nearly all of the people who died on the roads in Iowa and around the country in 2018 lost their lives in accidents that could have been prevented according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Figures released by NHTSA on Oct. 22 reveal that motor vehicle accident fatalities in the United States fell by 2.4% in 2018 to 36,560, which the federal watchdog says is largely due to improved automobile safety technology. NHTSA says road deaths are on track to fall by 3.4% in 2019.

Family pursues wrongful death claim over stuntman's accdent

While many people in Ohio enjoy the popular TV series "The Walking Dead", one stuntman lost his life while filming an episode. His family is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against AMC, the network that it appears on. The stuntman died in 2017. AMC had sought to dismiss the case, claiming that the stuntman accepted all responsibility for the consequences of performing the stunt. However, the dismissal attempt was denied by the judge hearing the case, which is scheduled to go to trial in December 2019. AMC says that it was a tragic accident.

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