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Ship Accident With Brain Injury

When you pay for a cruise ship to take you around the world for 260 days, you expect that the cruise line and to be experts at managing the ship. That’s what James Hausman of Springfield, Illinois, expected, along with his wife and daughter in 2011, when they followed some crew members through two sets of heavy automatic sliding glass…

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Tampa Bay Brain Injury And Children

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[1], the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are age 0-4 and 15-19. Among those ages 0 to 19, each year an average of: 62,000 children sustain brain injuries requiring hospitalization as…

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Tampa Bay Definitions Related To Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Florida Department of Health[1] Florida Injury Facts: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe. In 2011, traumatic brain injuries were related to 3,551 Florida…

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Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injury And Speech Deficiencies

Tampa Bay TBI Statistics The National Institute of Neurological Disorders [1] and Stroke describes Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a form of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. The Centers…

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Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injury And Coma

There are few things more emotionally trying than having a loved one in the hospital in a coma. Whether your loved one was placed into a medically induced coma to decrease brain swelling or became comatose after a motorcycle or automobile accident, there is no question that he or she suffered a catastrophic injury. What is a Tampa Bay Coma?…