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Diagnosis and Treatment Of Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injuries

Every 19 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI). That adds up to 1.7 million people each year. Brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. Every injury is different, but when your brain is injured, it can affect everything: your ability to speak, focus, remember, and relate to other people. BrainLine, a national…

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Three Myths About Tampa Bay Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury is caused by an external physical force such as shaking, striking against an object, a fall, or a collision with speed and force according to The Center on Brain Injury Research[1] and Training.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic…

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Symptoms Of Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injuries

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders [1] and Stroke (NINDS) 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.  Symptoms of a TBI can be…

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Drunk Drivers Can Cause Serious Traumatic Brain Injuries

Drunk drivers pose a serious public health risk to other people using Florida roadways. In addition, it is a widespread problem, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating1 that there are 121 million episodes of self-reported drunk driving reported each year. Drunk drivers are at a significantly increased risk of causing an accident, and the accidents in…

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Wrongful Death Claims Arising From Brain Injuries

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on an annual basis.1 Many of these individuals can incur significant losses due to medical costs, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, about 52,000 of those TBI victims each year lose even more—their lives. Brain injuries…

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Intensive Care Treatment May Be Needed For TBI Victims

Many individuals who are diagnosed with either moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) must remain in the hospital in the intensive care unit (ICU). This is especially the case if the TBI victim is in a coma or another state of unconsciousness. Time in the ICU can be stressful, especially since patients in this area are often in critical…

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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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Anoxic Brain Injuries

Just like any other tissue or organs in the human body, the brain needs a constant supply of oxygen to ensure proper functioning. If the oxygen supply is cut off from the brain for a period of time, a person may experience severe effects. After four minutes without oxygen (anoxia) or with the oxygen supply significantly limited (hypoxia), tissue in…

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Information Regarding Severe Brain Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports1 that an estimated 2.5 million individuals in the United States required medical treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a single year. TBI can range from a relatively mild concussion to severe and permanent disabling or even fatal brain damage. While all TBI victims deserve to recover for their losses…

Signs & Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

How Do You Know If You Have a TBI?

Some traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are relatively mild—such as a concussion1—while others are severe and cause immediate and permanent damage. For victims of severe TBIs,2 the fact that they have sustained a serious injury is often immediately apparent and they may even lose consciousness for an extended period of time. In such cases, the brain injury victim is usually transported…