One-fifth of U.S. adolescents have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury | Annals of Psychiatry

Psychiatry | The estimated lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury among adolescents was approximately 20%, according to data published in JAMA.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Startling statistics coming out of some recent studies which suggest that one in five adolescents in the United States have suffered a #traumaticbraininjury in their lifetime.  Approximately 5-8 percent of teens report having sustained a TBI at some point in the prior 12 months.  Most of these injuries are related to sports and other activities.  The study also indicates a correlation between lesser academic performance and TBI.

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Focus should be more on unsafe driving behaviors, less on vehicles, CVSA … – The Trucker

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Focus should be more on unsafe driving behaviors, less on vehicles, CVSA …

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

According to this article, about 90 percent of big rig truck accidents are attributable to driver error as opposed to mechanical failure.  This makes it crucial for trucking companies to properly train their drivers to avoid accidents that can cause severe injury or death.

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Two Die in Truck Crash

  Breaking news:  Two people are dead and two are in a hospital as the result of a crash involving a truck, and a car. A big rig rear ended a disabled vehicle in Hawthorne, California, Friday …

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Unfortunately, big rig trucking accidents are common in California just due to the sheer volume of truck and car traffic on our freeways.  This particular portion of the 405 is especially prone to a high volume of semi truck traffic due to its proximity to the Port of Los Angeles.  

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Teen sexually abused by Chino Hills teacher awarded $5.6 million

The family of a teenaged girl sexually abused by a Chino Hills High School science teacher even after officials learned of inappropriate emails between them has been awarded $5.6 million by a jury.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

The allegations in this claim coming out of San Bernardino were that a high school teacher sent several inappropriate emails to a 14 year old student and the school district was aware of these communications.  The teacher was later found guilty of sexual conduct with a minor in a criminal proceeding and both he and the school district were sued in a civil proceeding thereafter.  The jury found that the school district was 60 % liable for these incidents for failing to appropriately investigate and take action.  The district apparently tried to transfer the teacher to another school which is reminiscent of the Catholic sex abuse cases where priests are transferred to another parish.  I’m glad to see this girl receive just compensation from a jury of her peers.  I’m sure an appeal will follow but, the School District will probably conduct themselves differently in the unfortunate event of something similar in the future.

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http://victimslawyercalifornia.blogspot.com/

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