Nov 23, 2022

Domestic Abuse Victims Have Shocking Rate of Concussions

It might be fair to say that when most people consider concussions, they think of injuries from vehicle accidents  or slip and falls. They might also think of professional football players who are tackled every game, their heads bouncing off the ground or off of each other. There is another group of people, however, who [...]

Aug 11, 2021

What Kinds of Brain Injuries Are Caused by Medical Malpractice?

There are many ways in which brain injuries can be caused. A person can obtain a brain injury from a tragic car accident. A person could have suffered a gunshot wound and as a result acquired a brain injury. A person could have taken a traumatic fall and acquired a brain injury as a result. [...]

Feb 10, 2021

New Breakthrough In Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis

Medical device manufacturer Abbott recently received FDA clearance for the first handheld rapid blood test for concussions. This device is portable, provides information in 15 minutes, and can reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans for victims of head and brain injuries. Medical professionals and experts are hoping this new diagnostic tool will help save [...]

Nov 21, 2018

How Anesthesia Errors Can Lead to Brain Damage

Although the majority of surgeries require some form of anesthesia, the use of anesthesia always carries some level of risk to the patient. For this reason, the administration of anesthesia must be carried out with great care and precision in conjunction with proper diagnosis and patient monitoring. Unfortunately, errors and subsequent complications do occur in [...]

Oct 9, 2018

CDC Sets New Guidelines for Children with Concussions

With the 2018-2019 youth sports season up and running, parents and pediatricians are again urged to be vigilant of concussions and head injuries in children. Medical research is constantly discovering new information about head injury and its consequences on young people. The advice that may have been recommended a decade ago may not be the [...]

Mar 1, 2017

The NFL Concussion Settlement is Now Open for Registration for Injured Former Players

In December of 2016, the National Football League (NFL) came to an agreement with retired players who are suffering from debilitating brain ailments caused by serious blows and multiple less-severe blows to the head during their football careers. The settlement, which might be worth as much as $1 billion and will cover almost every former [...]

Apr 19, 2016

New Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury and Increased Risk of Suicide

Whether you suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, a violent attack or a car crash, a concussion can have a devastating impact on those who survive them. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that head injuries cause more damage than previously thought and carry far more significant long-term [...]

Dec 2, 2015

Choose a Motorcycle Helmet to Protect Your Brain, Not Just Your Head

Motorcycle helmets have an important job to do. They must protect the rider's head in the event of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing deaths in a motorcycle crash, and about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries. Most motorcycle helmet manufacturers are [...]

Sep 10, 2015

Can a Blood Test Detect Traumatic Brain Injury?

A new blood test being developed may be able to detect traumatic brain injury, or TBI, according to an article published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. TBIs affect about 1.7 million people each year, and it is one of the leading causes of death and disability, according to the CDC. Until this point, doctors relied [...]

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