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Focus (Medicine: Head Injury Treatment) #616986

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 22, 1997
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington and Annapolis, Maryland: Cassandra Clayton) The "silent epidemic" of the treatment of brain injury patients featured; details given of the need for a national system for the caring for the recovering victim. [Maryland Shock Trauma Center Dr. Howard EISENBERG - cites the need for rapid diagnosis.] [Brain Injury Association of America Dr. George ZITNAY - calls the method a disgrace.] Class action lawsuit by brain injury victims who were institutionalized by the state noted. [Head injury patient Connie JACKSON, Maryland Disability Law Center Andy PENN - comment on the legal issue.] Federal funding to study brain injury survivors and how best to care for them noted. [Center for Neurological Rehabilitation Jeannie PRYOR - talks about the rehab approach.] [Injury victim's mother Linda HALL - comments.]

Clayton, Cassandra;
Williams, Brian

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