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Penetrating Brain Injuries Can Be Devastating

Most of the estimated 2.5 million people1 who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on an annual basis sustain what is referred to as a “closed” brain injury. This means that no object actually came in contact with the brain but instead that force caused the brain to hit the inside of the skull and cause damage in that manner. However,…

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How Do I Choose an Attorney for My Brain Injury Case?

When you suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI)1 in a motor vehicle collision, fall, or another type of accident, chances are good that you will want to take care in selecting the medical professionals and specialists who will be providing treatment for you. While physical recovery is extremely important, so is financial recovery from the party or parties who were…

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TBI Can Require Extensive Therapy

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates[1] that there approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States each year. TBIs can range from “mild” to “severe,” and a concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. While many TBIs are self-resolving and require little medical intervention, they have…

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How to Choose a Quality TBI Attorney

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI)1 in a motor vehicle accident, you always want to carefully choose a medical professional who knows how to treat this type of injury and who can ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible and that you have everything you need to heal. However, if you then decide to file a legal…

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The Myths of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any traumatic damage dealt to the brain by an external force. The most common causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents, slip/trip and falls, and propelled or falling objects colliding with one’s head. It’s also possible for self-inflected traumatic brain injuries to occur, such as someone standing up too fast and banging their head…

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Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI, or traumatic brain injury, is the result of an outside physical force damaging the brain and causing an injury. Brain injuries are often referred to as “invisible disabilities” because, although they may appear physically and mentally sound, a person suffering from a traumatic brain injury could have a rapidly worsening condition which could prove fatal in the future. You…

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Man hit while using a crosswalk; traumatic brain injury followed by outstanding recovery

It was a normal Thursday evening for Dylan Williams, a successful college student approaching his second month as a junior at Tufts University, a premier university near Boston, Massachusetts. Just like any other college student, he went to bed too late and woke up too soon, ate a breakfast that wasn’t sufficient, and was assigned more work than he wanted.…

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NCAA FACING MULTIPLE CONCUSSION RELATED LAWSUITS

In the wake of the NFL’s $765 million concussion lawsuit settlement, the NCAA looks to be faced with a similar legal battle. The number of concussion-related lawsuits filed against the governing body for collegiate athletics moved to five last week when attorneys for former Kansas fullback Chris Powell filed suit in U.S. District Court in Western Missouri. The longest running…

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Quick Facts about Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Roughly 1.4 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. About 75 percent of these are a minor traumatic brain injury, or mTBI. An mTBI may cause temporary change in mental status including confusion, an altered level of consciousness, or perceptual or behavioral impairments. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons…

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Second Impact Injury

As Ryne Dougherty stepped onto the practice field with his football teammates at Montclair High School in New Jersey on September 18, 2008, he was determined to prove to his coaches that he was ready to be a varsity player. Fifteen minutes into practice the junior linebacker, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, joined in on…