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Traumatic Brain Injuries Cause NFL Players to Hang Up Their Cleats

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I was very happy to learn of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s announcement of his early retirement from the NFL at the young age of 24. His proactive concern for the long-term adverse effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), ultimately initiated a chain-reaction among his fellow athletes. In the past year alone, several NFL players have […]

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury and How to Prevent Injury

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Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. In the United States, traumatic brain injury occurs every 16 seconds. During Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, I want to discuss prevention. How can you or those you love prevent a traumatic brain injury from occurring? The three most common […]

Immediate Treatment After a Traumatic Brain Injury May Save a Life

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All head injuries, no matter the severity, require immediate medical treatment. Brain injuries can’t be reversed, but quick medical attention can prevent further damage and/or life-long consequences. Immediate medical care after a traumatic brain injury is necessary to prevent brain damage and abnormal body function. After a traumatic brain injury, there are certain actions that […]

Does Traumatic Brain Injury Increase Suicide Risk?

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Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who had a history of sports-related concussions, was recently found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. In his suicide note, he specifically noted that “concussions had messed up” his brain. This month is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, and it is important to recognize just how deadly […]

Traumatic brain injury; are youth sports worth the risk?

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It’s March, which means it is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.  I’d like to focus specifically on sports induced brain injuries.  Some tough questions need to be asked about the incidence of brain trauma (concussions) in youth, high school and college athletics. Extensive research has been conducted on the long-term effects a blow to the head […]

Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer Supports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness in March

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March has been designated as Traumatic Brain injury Awareness Month.  In support of this effort, I am going to spend the month of March educating you about this condition that affects so many people. Continue to visit my blog throughout the month to read more about traumatic brain injuries. First thing’s first, what exactly is […]

Homelessness: A Consequence of Traumatic Brain Injury?

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With March being Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, I want to bring attention to some of the less obvious consequences of traumatic brain injury. Studies show that at least half of all of the homeless people in the United States have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In light of this alarming statistic, it is important […]

Awake During Surgery: How to Prevent Anesthesia Awareness

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Annually, as many as 40,000 people wake up during surgery and other medical procedures while under anesthesia. Of the patients who wake up, half of them can hear and recognize what is happening, but are unable to communicate, and a third of them can actually feel the pain of the procedure. As you can imagine, this […]

Medical Malpractice: 5 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Misdiagnosis

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In the United States, you have a 1 in 5 chance of being misdiagnosed. Are you willing to bet your your life on those odds? I know I’m not. That is why you and I have to protect ourselves from becoming a victim of a medical malpractice misdiagnosis. But the question is, “How?” Every time […]

Dangers in the Workplace: What is a Crush Injury?

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Every year, 125,000 workers suffer a crush injury. So, what exactly is a “crush” injury? Crush injuries are defined as any injury that causes compression of the body. Crush injuries can result in broken bones, damage to soft tissue, nerves, blood vessels, and even organs. Crush injuries are extremely common in construction workplaces, and they are […]