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What Is a Minor Concussion?

“I think your child has a minor concussion,” says a coach when you’re picking up your son after football practice. The coach tells you about the hit that your son took during practice, as well as the symptoms of concussion that he is experiencing – a headache and sensitivity to light. However, the coach also Read More

What Happens if You Play Sports With a Concussion?

An estimated 3 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in the United States. Around 10 percent of those injuries are concussions. A large portion of the individuals sustaining concussions are student-athletes. Nearly every sport and recreational activity can result in a concussion; however, this type of injury is more common among contact sports, Read More

What Does a Concussion Do to the Brain?

Around 1.5 million individuals in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, many of those injuries are concussions incurred in motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence, and sports or recreation-related activities. A concussion is commonly referred to as “mild” traumatic brain injury. For many people, however, the injury is anything but mild, resulting Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury Sports Statistics

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries that often result in long term or even permanent mental and physical damage. While sports are a popular way for people to get exercise, have fun, and build relationships, playing sports, especially high contact sports, can lead to serious injuries, including TBIs. Read on for more information on Read More

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Seizures

Of all potential bodily injuries, among the worst are injuries that involve the brain. The brain is responsible for controlling all of the body’s functions and involuntary responses through signals sent by the spinal cord to its various organs, structures, and systems. Unfortunately, as important as the brain is to survive and function, it only Read More

After Suffering a Brain Injury From a Motorcycle Accident

In the United States, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities and injuries have shown a slight decrease in specific years. However, this group of travelers remains around twenty-eight times more likely than passengers of other motor vehicles to be killed in an accident. The most common fatal injury to be suffered by motorcycle riders and Read More

Concussion Without Loss of Consciousness

When you have a concussion, you might not know it. It does not always affect people the way they think it would. You do not have to pass out or fall to the ground with excruciating pain. If you are in a car accident, you might tell the investigating officer that you feel just fine. Read More

Long Term Effects of “Mild” Traumatic Brain Injury

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we find that people often think a concussion is not serious enough, as injuries go, to give them legal rights to compensation. When we encounter one of these individuals, we always tell them that nothing could be further from the truth and that the term “mild traumatic brain injury” is a Read More

Nausea After Hitting Head: How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Body and Your Life

Striking your head against a hard surface can affect your body in multiple ways. As home to one of the body’s most important organs—the brain—hitting your head can leave you feeling downright sick. If you suffer nausea after hitting your head, seek medical attention immediately. If the accident that caused you to strike your head Read More

The Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries affect many more areas of life, from short and long-term memory to coordination, mood, and personality. If you suffered a TBI in an accident due to the negligence of another party, contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights. How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Occur? Traumatic brain injury can result Read More

Brain Injury Symptoms to Look for After a Fall

When you fall, there’s always a strong possibility that you will sustain an injury. Cushioning layers of skin, fat, and muscle might shield many of your internal organs from significant harm, but there’s little they can do to protect your head. When you fall to a hard surface such as concrete, your head becomes an Read More

What Is CTE in Football?

Football is a high-contact sport. Players accept some risk of injury every time they step out on the gridiron. However, it has only recently emerged that extended time playing football could increase a player’s risk of brain injury and brain disease substantially. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has long been linked to football. What many experts Read More

What Happens to the Brain in a Motorcycle Crash?

If you ride a motorcycle, we do not need to tell you the sense of adventure and the fresh perspective that this mode of transportation has to offer. However, for all the fun to be had, there are some very real risks involved with riding a motorcycle on U.S. roadways. According to a report from Read More

“Mild” Concussion Symptoms

A concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury. Most often, a concussion happens when the victim’s head or body sustains a bump, blow, or jolt. This force causes the brain to twist, deform, or shake momentarily inside the skull, which causes damage to brain tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Perhaps because of Read More

Headaches May Last Long After a TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause long-lasting negative effects for injury victims. A TBI has many causes but the result looks the same. Over 30 percent of people who suffered a TBI experience headaches long after recovering from their injury. While some headaches cause only minor disruption, many can last for days or more Read More

CAT Scans and Concussions

Doctors typically diagnose a concussion using a two-pronged approach. First, a doctor will review a patient’s medical history to determine whether something other than a concussion is wrong. Then, the doctor will assess the patient’s signs and symptoms. The doctor, however, may use a CT (or CAT) scan or other diagnostic imaging device to further Read More

Acquired Brain Injury Symptoms

Acquired brain injuries (or ABIs) occur due to damage to the brain. ABIs can occur at any time during someone’s life. It’s difficult to predict how an ABI may eventually impact someone, but, these injuries do have the potential to cause a variety of different mental, emotional, and physical problems. Acquired brain injuries are not Read More

Is a Concussion a Brain Injury?

Until the media began discussing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a few years ago, you probably did not know that concussions were so common. Even with the high-profile publicity, you still might not have realized that a concussion is a “mild” traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This often missing but critical piece of information changes how people Read More

How Many Concussions Before You Suffer Brain Damage?

Concussions happen frequently, and they have many causes. Concussions are also becoming more common in children. In one decade, the number of children who suffered traumatic brain injuries, like concussions, increased 57 percent. This fact causes concern for parents of young children, especially those who are involved in accidents, as children’s brains are still developing, Read More

Concussion Effects on the Brain and the Financial Injuries They Can Leave You With

Injuries happen in many ways. Any injury you suffer should make you pause to ensure that your body is healthy and well. Sometimes, your injuries may prove so severe that you need medical attention. Concussions are one such type of injury. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. People hear about Read More

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