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Pedestrian accident leaves student in critical condition

Walking near Ann Arbor's roads can be devastatingly dangerous. In the blink of an eye, an errant driver can veer onto a sidewalk, or motorists fail to yield to pedestrians when they are legally crossing the street. The results of these instances are nothing short of tragic. Victims of pedestrian accidents can suffer serious injuries that can have life-long consequences. Many of these victims are left with permanent disability or disfigurement, and the emotional trauma imposed upon them is significant. Their financial losses can be severe, too, quickly amassing from medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and even lost wages.

Study shows stress contributes to surgical errors

Most Michigan residents trust their doctors. However, they may not realize that medical errors cause up to 440,000 deaths a year, with a number of them occurring during medical procedures. While some of these deaths and other injuries are caused by egregious errors, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient, a recent study found that even short-term stress can significantly increase the risk of a surgical error that could leave a patient seriously harmed or dead.

Yearly car-crash TBI statistics may be higher than reported

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that frequently results from a car crash. However, TBI is known as a silent condition; people wrongly think of it as separate from a concussion. Additionally, because symptoms may not be evident right after a crash, many of these types of events go unreported.  

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