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Catastrophic Injuries

PROUDLY REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF BIRTH INJURY, MEDICAL MISTAKES, AND CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR 38 YEARS

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Helmet Safety: Can Helmets Truly Reduce Closed Head Injuries?

One thing I find particularly concerning about the many public misconceptions regarding contact sports is the belief that an expensive, top-of-the-line helmet, will significantly reduce or completely eliminate the risk of a closed-head-injury. Many athletes, at all levels, believe that because they are wearing a fancy helmet it is safe to use their head as...Continue reading

Must Know Signs of a Concussion: Simple Bump on the Head or Traumatic Brain Injury?

Chances are you’ve experienced what most would call a “bump on the head.” Afterward, you probably laughed, rubbed your head, and brushed it off, carrying on with your daily activities as if nothing had happened. I’m sure you told everyone you were fine and didn’t even consider seeking medical treatment. However, chances are it wasn’t...Continue reading

What is the difference between Traumatic Brain Injury and Hypoxic-Anoxic brain Injuries?

It is a common belief that a brain injury can only be caused by a blow to the head. However, there is another category of brain injury that has nothing to do with getting hit in the head. It can be caused without any trauma and can be far more serious than a traumatic brain...Continue reading

Are Cognitive Problems Common After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Suffering a traumatic brain injury changes your life and the lives of your family members. It can alter your personality, your ability to focus and process information, as well as your personal relationships. Cognitive problems are one of the most common effects of traumatic brain injury. Cognition is defined as a person’s mental action and ability...Continue reading

Traumatic Head Injuries Cause NFL Players to Hang Up Their Cleats

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...Continue reading

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury and How to Prevent Injury

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...Continue reading

Immediate Treatment After a Traumatic Brain Injury May Save a Life

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...Continue reading

Traumatic brain injury; are youth sports worth the risk?

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...Continue reading
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