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July 2015 Archives

Traumatic brain injuries and PTSD

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 30, 2015

Many people in Louisiana suffer traumatic brain injuries. When the injury was received during a traumatic event, the person may also develop comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder through which they relive memories of the event over and over again. In order to better understand the neural networks involved in both traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, researchers at the…

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Driver errors lead causes of cargo tank truck rollovers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 22, 2015

The extensive refinery operations in Louisiana generate a lot of tanker truck traffic. Commercial vehicles moving cargo tanks increase safety risks to drivers and motorists because of their loads of hazardous liquids. When these trucks roll over, they sometimes spill their loads and exacerbate the potential for injuries to people and the environment. According to…

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Stroke could hasten cognitive decline over long term

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 13, 2015

Every year, about 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States. However, the authors of a new study say that several million adults survived a stroke in 2010. Patients in Louisiana might be surprised that the researchers also concluded that a decline in cognitive function occurs for six years after a stroke. Previous studies…

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Making the roads safer for teen drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 09, 2015

Driving in Louisiana can be hazardous at the best of times, but the roads can be particularly dangerous for young and inexperienced motorists. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, and the numbers look likely to rise in the coming years as texting behind the wheel is becoming a serious problem…

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Video technology addresses large vehicles as driving obstacles

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 06, 2015

A two-lane highway in Louisiana can become dangerous when slow-moving semi trucks hinder efficient travel. Determining when it is safe to pass can lead to close calls or serious accidents for those who attempt to pass without a clear view of oncoming traffic. The South Korean company Samsung has considered this issue in developing a…

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