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Concussion Lawyers in Tampa Bay

Causes of Concussions

Recent news reports have highlighted the increased attention that is being given to the causes, symptoms, and complications caused by concussions. A recent CDC report indicates that, in 2010, concussions resulted in almost 2.5 million hospital visits and in more than 50,000 deaths.1 Concussion symptoms are not always easily identified. In fact, concussion victims may not be aware that they…

TBI Attorneys in Tampa Bay

Medical Treatment for a Moderate to Severe TBI

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause damage that can never be fully repaired. However, there are many treatment options1 available that can lessen the complications of TBIs and rehabilitate a brain injury victim. Emergency Care is Usually Needed Moderate to severe TBIs typically require immediate emergency care. In the emergency room, doctors are concerned with the TBI…

TBI Lawyers in Clearwater

Effects of a Severe Brain Injury

Many accident victims sustain head trauma, whether they are in a traffic accident, suffer a fall, or are hit by some type of object. Even with the skull protecting the brain, any type of trauma to the head can cause the brain to hit the skull, resulting in damage to the delicate brain tissue. Even mild damage1 can temporarily impair…

TBI Lawyers in Florida

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are typically sustained in motor vehicle, motorcycle, or other serious accidents. A patient’s recovery time after a TBI greatly depends upon the severity of the injury or injuries involved. The recovery time period can range anywhere from 6 months to 2 years following the date of the injury. If you or someone you love has…

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Costs of a Brain Injury-Related Coma

Brain-injury related comas and other serious complications cause everyone involved severe emotional distress. Comas1 and other losses of consciousness are typically the results of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) sustained in serious accidents. The costs of traumatic brain injuries in the United States come to approximately $76.5 billion on an annual basis.2 Included in that amount is the cost of hospitalization,…

Brain Injury Lawyers in Tampa Bay

Common Terms Associated with TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may seem relatively straightforward - after all, it is an injury to the brain caused by trauma. However, a TBI is a highly complex injury that has many different types, degrees of severity, causes, and effects on victims. No two brain injuries are exactly alike and identifying the location of the injury on the brain,…

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Understanding the Primary Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The brain is the body's most complex organ, and when it is injured, the effects can be significant. No two brain injuries are alike, and the type of injury, the force associated with the injury, and the individual's health history and resiliency can play a major role in the extent of injury and recovery. The following considers the primary types…

TBI Lawyers in Clearwater, Florida

Brain Injuries at Work

Brain injuries can happen on the job or anywhere and they are one of the most serious types of injuries that you can suffer. Brain injuries can also be difficult to definitively diagnose and the course and extent of the recovery process is often uncertain for a period of time. The most common signs of brain injury include altered behavior,…

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Why Concussions from Soccer Are Worse for Children

Soccer is largely considered to be a no-contact sport and many parents are drawn to that fact when they encourage or allow their children to play. Increasingly, however, soccer studies are giving parents of soccer players bad news: playing soccer can do serious brain damage to young players. The worse news is that such brain damage can often affect children…

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How a TBI Can Keep You from Earning a Living

After the pain has stopped and after medical treatment has ended for a traumatic brain injury (TBI), some people find that they still cannot successfully return to the life they once had. One of the more lasting effects of a TBI is that a victim may not be able work at the same job or even work at all. TBI…