Texas Model Is Recovering From Plane Propeller Accident-7470d

Business A Texas model is recovering from what could have been a fatal accident this past week. Lauren Scruggs, a 23 year old model and fashion blogger accidentally walked into a propeller blade as it was winding down. The model had gone up in a private plane to see Christmas lights from above with a friend. It was dark outside when they landed and Scruggs couldnt see the propeller blade that she walked directly into. The blades cut the side of her left face, including her eye and cranial nerve and severed her hand. The model is recovering well from the accident, but has a far way to go. Doctors were unsure if they could save her eye at all, but after multiple surgeries they were able to repair the globe, which is a huge feat. Doctors are still uncertain of how much function has been lost in her left eye and believe they will need to do more reconstructive surgery in the future. Doctors are predicting that if there is any loss of function, it will be her depth perception, since both eyes need to be able to estimate distance. Scruggs eye was not the worst of her injuries, as her severed hand had to be amputated at the wrist. Scruggs will most likely be fitted for a prosthetic. Many prosthetics, though they can look and feel very real, are very non-functional. Scruggs will most likely be forced to re-learn many skills with her right hand. The young model also suffered a facial laceration which has caused quite a bit of facial nerve damage. The nerve that was damaged controls facial expressions, such as eyebrow, eye and mouth movements. Scruggs may not be able to open and close her eye all the way, which can present problems for her cornea. Not being able to blink could result in infection to the eye and even loss of vision. Scruggs may have also endured a skull fracture and could potentially have brain damage, but this young model doesnt seem to let anything get in her way. Just this week, she was handed a mirror for the first time to see the damage to her face. Her response was Its not that bad! Scruggs has also been doing very well in her physical and occupational therapies and even attempted to walk 30 steps this week. Another exciting development is that Scruggs was able to smile for the first time since the accident. Her parents are very proud of the progress she is making. For more personal injury news and information, please visit our Brownsville personal injury attorney blog at Davis Law. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: