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Different Types of Concussions

Different Types of Concussions and Their Effects

A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI),1 though all too often, the effects of a concussion are not “mild” at all. Concussions can have serious signs and symptoms that can have long-lasting effects on a victim's ability to work, succeed in school, or even participate in everyday activities or conversations. Treatment for a concussion is not…

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Symptoms & Effects of Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) vary significantly from victim to victim. The symptoms of some relatively minor TBIs can last a few days while severe TBI can leave a victim with permanent disabilities. Some brain injury victims have symptoms that affect their lives for more than a few days but do eventually recover over time with the help of rehabilitative therapy.…

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TBI May Be Misdiagnosed For PTSD

Following a traumatic accident or incident, a victims may suffer a variety of physical and mental injuries. Two common injuries resulting from auto collisions, falls, explosions, or similarly severe accidents are traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).1 These conditions are each very serious in their own right and can have significantly adverse effects on victims. Differences between…

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Proving Negligence In a TBI Case

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on an annual basis. Many of these TBI victims received their injuries in an accident that occurred due to the negligence of another person, company, or another entity. In such situations, the injured victim has…

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New Possible Testing Technique For TBI Diagnosis

Approximately 1.7 million individuals seek medical treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the United States, according to statistics published1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those victims, nearly 300,000 are admitted to the hospital for stabilization, treatment, and monitoring, while about 52,000 do not survive their injuries. Because TBI is such a…

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TBI in Children

Traumatic brain injuries1 can happen to anyone and can have a substantial effect on victims of any age. However, there are particular issues that may arise in cases of pediatric brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association of America reports2 that more than 560,000 children visit the emergency room and an additional 62,000 children between the ages of 0 and 19…

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Common Causes of Brain Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million individuals sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI)1 on an annual basis in the United States. Just as the signs and symptoms of TBI can vary widely from case to case, so can the causes of TBI. Many victims sustain brain injuries in accidents caused by the negligence…

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Living with a TBI

While the immediate signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be severe, dealing with those symptoms is only the beginning of a long struggle for many TBI victims. Unlike other types of injuries, undergoing emergency treatment and rehabilitative therapy does not automatically mean that a victim will fully recover or will ever return back to their “normal”…

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TBI Can Lead to Homelessness

A traumatic brain injury (TBI)1 is a catastrophic injury that often results in significant losses for victims. TBI victims can require extensive and ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitative treatment, which can be costly. Additionally, many victims of TBI cannot return to work until they fully recover and some with particularly severe and long-lasting symptoms may not be able to ever…

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Types of Legal Claims That Can Arise From a TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)1 lawsuits can arise out of a wide variety of circumstances and each case will have its own unique legal issues depending on your specific situation. A qualified Tampa brain injury attorney will know how to identify the legal questions and requirements in your particular case. The following are some examples of legal claims that can result…