Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries can have permanent, negative effects on your life and the lives of your loved ones. These injuries cause permanent disabilities as well as pain and suffering. They can make working and performing daily tasks impossible. Catastrophic injuries often require extensive medical and rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, receiving these services is only part of the battle. Many people with these injuries and their family members are forced to adjust to a reduced standard of living. There are recent examples of catastrophic injuries that have been mentioned in the press. For example, some of the people harmed by General Motors’ (GM) ignition switch defect suffered these injuries. According to 17 claims filed against GM, these individuals suffered severe burn injuries, double amputations, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries that led to paraplegia and quadriplegia. In this case, these individuals were harmed by a product defect that was concealed by a major…
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Just How Dangerous Are Concussions to Student Athletes?

If you are a fan of the NFL, then you have probably noticed a change in the game recently. New rules have been rolling out and all these rules seem to have one goal, to lessen the severity of impacts. But why is the NFL trying to make hard hitting tackles less severe? The answer may lie in new discoveries about concussions, and those discoveries could affect your student athlete too. How Dangerous Are Concussions? More and more studies are finding athletes with CTE—chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This condition is marked by the buildup of proteins that eventually cause cell death in brain tissue. It has been blamed for depression, suicidal behavior, as well as violent behavior in athletes, and medical professionals agree that it’s caused by multiple concussions and other sports-related head injuries. This has led to several lawsuits against the NFL since players suffered injuries that may have led…
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Will Playing Through the Pain Hurt Your Child?

Did you watch the Olympics? Families all over the world came together to watch their favorite athletes compete for gold. These performances were often breathtaking and inspiring, but a few were harrowing. Did you cheer on an Olympian that played on even after they became injured? Would you do the same for your child when they are playing sports? If you answered yes to these questions, then a new study might come as a shock to your system. Why Is Playing Through the Pain a Bad Idea? Tradition has dictated that athletes should suck it up and play through their physical pains. However, athletic organizations have started to see the flaw in this logic. These sports leagues are now telling young athletes not to play through the pain, especially when it comes to symptoms of concussions. But would you believe that these organizations never had scientific data to back up…
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Miami Beach Nightclub Patron Gets Restitution

A young Rhode Island business school student decided to go to Miami to celebrate the New Year, but his fun ended early when a bouncer confronted him outside of a club. Now this Miami Beach nightclub patron is getting restitution for his suffering and help with his recovery. Miami Beach Nightclub Patron Gets Restitution This 22-year-old, a Moroccan native, had come to Florida from Rhode Island to celebrate 2015 on our state’s beautiful beaches and in its vibrant clubs, but in the early hours of New Year’s Day, something went wrong. How did the Nightclub Injury Happen? Witnesses told police that they watched the 22-year-old get into an argument with a bouncer, which ended when the bouncer struck the smaller student. The 22-year-old fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. The impact caused his skull to fracture and injured his brain. The former business student is…
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How Is Life Different After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

As a part of its support of National Brain Injury Month, the Huffington Post has invited a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor to write a series of articles to help educate the public on what life is like after suffering a brain injury. In the TBI survivor’s latest post, she wrote about things that every TBI survivor wants others to understand, including: TBI survivors’ brains no longer work the same – they struggle to find the right word, forget what they had for breakfast and have to try harder than others to pay attention. Brain injury sufferers are more susceptible to fatigue – their brains need more rest than healthy brains and their condition can cause them to slip into odd sleep patterns, like sleeping only three hours a night for three days and 14 hours a night the next three days. Following a brain injury, survivors live with fear…
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Teen Cyclist Left Brain Dead After Hit-and-Run Crash

Bicyclists ages 45 years old and older and ages 15 to 24 years old have the highest bicycle accident death rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tragically, a 17-year-old Miami boy was declared brain dead recently after being the victim of a hit-and-run crash while riding his bicycle. According to WPLG-TV, following the incident, police were able to find and arrest the 48-year-old hit-and-run driver. Police reported that the 48-year-old driver abandoned his vehicle, a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, after fleeing the scene of the wreck. Authorities also discovered that the man’s wife and son had reported the SUV stolen to try to help him escape blame for hitting the 17-year-old bicyclist. Prior to the crash, the 17-year-old was riding on the sidewalk near the intersection of 28th Court and Northwest 103rd Street. While traveling near that same intersection, the SUV veered onto the…
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