Can we Claim for Brain Injury Compensation?

Brain constitutes an important part of the human body and injury to it can have grave consequences. Brain injury compensation is meant for patients who have sustained brain injury due to improper treatment or subsequent reasons. The compensation coverage for damage to the human brain covers suffering and amenity loss. Compensations on brain injury depend on the extent of injuries suffered by an individual and the complication that an individual will have to encounter as a result of it.

Financial expenses covering the medical costs, absence from job and travelling are also covered under the special damages of brain injury compensation. While making a brain injury claim, one can claim for a commercial or gratuitous or for both. The gratuitous claim for brain injury calls involves care obtained from relatives and friends which is generally free of cost while the commercial claim involves the service of a person like a nurse. When claiming for assistance along with care it comprise of extra costs like meal preparation, cleaning along with care for patient.

In case an individual who has suffered a brain injury needs equipment for feeding, reading writing and personal care then that also is covered under the brain injury compensation. Mostly a doctor can be assistance in such issue when it is needed to decide upon what kind of equipment the individual may need and the cost of the same so that it can be of assistance while making the Brain Injury Compensation Claims. At times, you may feel necessary to hire a legal team who can assist you in getting quality treatment and at the same time calculate extra treatment cost which will add up with the claim.The gratuitous claim for brain injury calls involves care obtained from relatives and friends which is generally free of cost while the commercial claim involves the service of a person like a nurse. When claiming for assistance along with care it comprise of extra costs like meal preparation, cleaning along with care for patient.

For more information on Brain Injury Compensation, check out the info availables online; these will help you learn to find the Brain Injury Compensation Claims!

Mortality
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Image by Ed Yourdon
I watched this man approach the subway station from a distance, and took numerous photos of him as he grew closer.

Part of the "context" that you can’t see in this photo is that he was hobbling along, slowly and painfully, with two canes. He did not stop, did not ask anyone for help, and nobody around him seemed to pay any attention.

But I couldn’t help feeling that he was very much aware of his age and his physical infirmities, and the imminent reality of his own mortality. On the one hand, his behavior seemed to suggest that he was not giving up, and was determined to continue making his way in the world; but on the other hand, his face seems to show resignation and defeat, and an acceptance that his remaining time on this planet was, is, and will be, very short indeed.

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I am taking a wonderful two-weekend class at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in March 2014, with the title "The Creative Process: Meeting Your Muse."

After two days of very intense discussions during the first weekend of the class (Mar 15-16), we were all given individual assignments to work on during the week leading up to our second weekend gathering (Mar 22-23). Mine was to focus on the concepts of “permanence” and “transience,” and to look for (photographic) ways of expressing those concepts. And during some subsequent back-and-forth email conversations with the instructor, I was urged not to spend too much time thinking about these concepts, but rather to capture (photographically) what I felt about them.

Well… How to avoid thinking about such things? I guess one can look at anything that one comes across and observe, “this feels permanent” or “that feels transient.” But at least in my case, it’s very hard to turn my brain off; and I found it impossible not to think about what these concepts meant. After all, if you remember the old adage that “nothing lasts forever,” it reminds you that nothing is really permanent; it’s just that some things are more permanent than others — and, of course, some things are more transient than others. I have a few things that date back to my early childhood, and a bunch of knick-knacks that date back to my children’s early childhood; conversely, I can look at various gadgets in my office (especially the technological ones) and acknowledge that they probably won’t be here a year from now …

What does this have to do with photography? And specifically, how can you “capture” the concept of permanence (or transience) in a photograph? By sheer coincidence, I happened to be reading a blog posting by a street photographer named Eric Kim, titled “14 Lessons Alec Soth Has Taught Me About Street Photography” while I was working on this assignment, and I was intrigued by what Magnum photographer Soth said at one point:

“Photographs aren’t good at telling stories. Stories require a beginning, middle, and end. They require the progression of time. Photographs stop time. They are frozen. Mute. As viewers of the picture, we have no idea what those people on the waterfront are talking about.”

and the additional comment that

"Photographs can’t tell stories, but they are brilliant at suggesting stories…"

and Soth’s final comment on the limitations of a single photograph, with the observation that:

"You can’t provide context in 1/500th of a second."

So … I can take a photograph of an arbitrary object, and when I look at it by myself, I can conjure up an arbitrarily detailed mental “story” about when I first saw it, how long it’s been part of my life, and why I think it’s relatively “permanent.” But if I show it to you, that same photograph might well fall flat on its face — because you won’t have the context that I have. You won’t understand (and ultimately agree with, or disagree with) my sense of the permanence/transience of that object unless I can provide the context, which will require a series of photographs in order to provide the beginning, middle, and end of whatever story I want to tell you.

And all of this seems somewhat pointless if the photograph, and the associated story, is related to any kind of familiar “tangible” object — because even if that object has survived since the day I was born, and even if it will still survive after I’m gone, it’s not really permanent. It probably wasn’t here a billion years ago, and it won’t be here a billion years from now.

Indeed, the only thing that I could imagine as being arguably “permanent” in any meaningful way is human emotion. If we all evolved from tadpoles, perhaps our ancestral tadpoles had different emotions than we do; but as long as we have been humans, we have all had emotions of love and hate, joy and sadness, and the full spectrum of what we typically call “feelings.” My parents and grandparents had them, my children and grandchildren have them, and every generation from the ancient cavemen to tomorrow’s “Star Wars" super-heroes, will also have them.

So that is what I’ve tried to capture in the photographs you’ll see in this Flickr set. All of this had to be done in the space of a week, and I had only three “chunks” of time that I could devote to actual picture-making (alas, I cannot escape the mundane requirements of paying the rent and putting food on the table). Thus, I could only manage to observe and capture a few of the emotions that I saw all around me each day; I took some 900+ images in three different NYC locations, winnowed them down to 9 keepers, and that’s what I’ve uploaded here …

More detailed brain scans reveal that the brain is more complicated than we thought! And cloned sheep might be healthier than we thought!

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Sources:
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/whatiscloning/
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature18933.html
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/07/updated-human-brain-map-reveals-nearly-100-new-regions
http://www.nature.com/news/human-brain-mapped-in-unprecedented-detail-1.20285#/b1
http://press.nature.com/?post_type=press_release&p=53177
http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/ncomms12359

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