Posted on January 20, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

ABC newswoman Barbara Walters remained hospitalized after falling and striking her head at an inauguration party Saturday night in Washington, according to the Associated Press.

The 83-year-old had the accident when she slipped on a step at the home of Great Britain’s ambassador to the United States, the wire service reported.

She got a cut on her forehead, and was taken and admitted to an undisclosed hospital for a full examination, so as not to take any chances with her injury.

It may sound like an over-the-top precaution, until you think back to what happened to Natasha Richardson, and how downplaying her skiing head injury led to her death.


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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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