Brain Injuries

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a potential type of injury that could be suffered by a victim in a car accident, slip and fall, and a variety of other incidents. The brain is a complex organ that can suffer many types of injuries. Although each patient is unique, the type of TBI can

Concussion Study

Study: Concussions are more complex than originally thought. Stanford researchers conducted a study on football players, boxers, and MMA fighters in 2015 to determine the connection between concussions and impacts. In the study, football players, local boxers, and mixed martial arts fighters were fitted with special mouth guards that had the ability to record how

Severe Brain Injuries May Lead to ADHD

Although children who have sustained a severe head injury may appear to have fully recovered, a recent study suggests that children may still be at risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by time they reach their teenage years. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that often times begins in childhood and

Concussions in Student Athletes

With school being back in session for students of all ages, fall sports are in full swing. Sport-related concussions will be on the rise over the next couple of months. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (or TBI). Concussions are typically caused by a direct blow to the head or neck. There are

Is your child in the right car seat?

September 14th-20th is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle accidents are the number 1 cause of death in children 12 years and younger. Most of the time death and serious injuries can be prevented by using the correct car seat for your child. Children ages 2-5 years old that use a seat belt before

Former Players, NFL Reach Settlement in Head Injury Lawsuits

A settlement has been reached between former NFL players and the National Football League over allegations that the NFL had not disclosed the dangers of multiple and frequent head injuries to players. The proposed settlement, totaling $765 million covers some 4,500 former players suing the league over head injuries. The settlement breaks down to $170,000,

Car Accidents and Brain Injuries in West Virginia

Vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of brain injuries in the country. Unfortunately, many people do not even realize that they have suffered a brain injury following a car wreck. Furthermore, initial trauma treatment after a car wreck in places like emergency rooms often miss an initial brain injury diagnosis sometimes causing accident

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