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Category Archive: Brain Injuries

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

Brain Stem Injury Symptoms

When individuals suffer serious injuries, they deserve to feel safe—financially, physically, and legally. Every state in America has laws in place that allow people to pursue justice after they were hurt because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. So, if you’ve experienced a brainstem injury, you may have several legal paths forward. Many brainstem injury Read More

How Long Do Concussion Symptoms Last?

There’s no easy way to answer a question about how long concussion symptoms will last. The initial signs of a concussion may occur close-in-time to the concussion itself and disappear soon after or linger for days, months, or even years. Injury severity is one of many factors that can influence how long symptoms will last. Read More

Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

Yes, it’s possible. Concussions are one type of traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a TBI. Concussions are one of the most common types of TBI and yet nearly half of these injuries go unreported. Most likely, people do not report the injury because they feel better quickly. Even in that situation, there could Read More

What Is a Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury?

When we leave the house and go for a drive, play a sport, or even head to work, we always expect that we will return safely. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Whether heading to work or a store, we sometimes find ourselves involved in an accident. This might result from a slip at the Read More

The Myth of Concussion-Free Football Helmets

Some people believe that participants in contact sports assume the risk of injury. And it is fair to assume that players might get a small cut or bruise during a game. But what about something much more serious, like a concussion? Just because a person plays football or a similar sport does not mean they’re Read More

What Happens if You Play Sports With a Concussion?

Stay off the Field Until Your Brain Has Healed Almost everyone has seen the news in the last few years about professional football players and their risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a tragic brain disease linked to athletes sustaining repeated brain injuries, whether concussions or microtrauma, over the course of their careers. However, Read More

Many Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

When you leave the house to head to work, run errands, or just to take advantage of the sights and sounds of your hometown, you expect to return home safely. No one anticipates their day will end in a health emergency, particularly not one caused by someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentionally harmful actions. Unfortunately, Read More

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