A North Carolina mental hospital has been fined $15,300 for failing to protect its employees from violent patients. The government-run Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro experienced at least eight employee injuries this year. The employees were injured in patient attacks or when the employee attempted to break up fights that broke out between patients or with patients and other staff.
Awareness of the dangerous effect of brain injuries is finally starting to build. This is reflected in the results of a report released yesterday on the number of children being treated for traumatic brain injuries in emergency rooms.
Head injuries are scary. From football and baseball players dealing with concussions to returning soldiers battling PTSD, issues involving the effects of brain injury are a constant presence in today's culture.