NBC Video: Natasha Richardson's Skiing Accident, Understanding Brain Injuries

Natasha Richardson, 45, fell during a beginner lesson Monday at Canada's famed Mont Tremblant ski resort. The Tony-winning actress did not appear injured at first. She was taken to the hospital about an hour later after reporting a headache. Mrs. Richardson died on March 18, 2009.

The seemingly mild head injury that killed actress Natasha Richardson was an epidural hematoma according to the New York City medical examiner's office.

Family visits Natasha Richardson after ski fall. CNN.
Is Natasha Richardson brain dead? Was an epidural bleed, or "talk and die" syndrome, to blame after her ski accident? KevinMD.
Family Friend: 'There Is No Chance' for Natasha Richardson. People.com.
Natasha Richardson kept alive on life support so that relatives can say their final farewells. Daily Mail.
Natasha Richardson Dies of Epidural Hematoma. WebMD.
Natasha Richardson & medical technology. Dr John Crippen.
Handy: country GP saves boy with home drill, Fairfax Digital, 2009.
The protective effects of helmets in skiers and snowboarders - why 15% of neurosurgeons bought helmets right away. BMJ, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. My heart goes out to one of my favorite Star Wars actor. I'm very sorry for his loss.