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How Did Termites Cause A Traumatic Brain Injury?

In a South Florida children’s hospital, a 10-year-old boy is trying to recover from a traumatic brain injury linked to chemical poisoning. His parents, who were also allegedly poisoned, are now planning a lawsuit against the companies they blame for the injury, and many are now asking, “how did such an accident ever happen?” Why Was The Family Allegedly Poisoned?…
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Young TV Star’s Distracted, Negligent Driving Caused Man’s Brain Injury

The Goldbergs star, 19-year-old Hayley Orrantia, recently put a young man in ICU with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after hitting his car at an accelerated speed while she was distracted by her GPS. The 23-year-old victim alleges that Orrantia ran a red light while checking the GPS on her phone, and then T-boned his vehicle. Intoxication is not believed…
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Adding Substance Abuse to an Injured Brain

It is common for traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims to experience feelings of loneliness and isolation after their injury. One of the contributing factors to those feelings of desperation is not being able to do the activities they enjoyed before their injury. Activities such as work, sports, reading and socializing with friends can be extremely challenging for someone dealing with…
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What Makes Head Injury Victims Prone to Substance Abuse?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients face a myriad of challenges, including, memory loss, cognitive difficulties and mood changes. Now, researchers found out that TBI victims are at a risk for substance abuse as well following their injury. Researchers found a correlation between TBI and subsequent alcohol and drug abuse in 10 to 20 percent of TBI victims. “Substance abuse is…
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Florida Teen Athlete Killed by Stray Baseball

A straight-A student and member of the ROTC program at Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Florida, died in an accident in October 2011 while at baseball practice. As reported at foxsportsflorida.com, the 17-year-old was hit in the head by a baseball from a teammate’s line drive that bounced off the metal batting screen. Rescue workers rushed him to a nearby hospital…
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New Drug Gives Hope to TBI Patients

Researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine tested a new drug aimed at stopping the harmful effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Tested on rats, the new drug shows promise and gives hope for a possible cure in the future for sufferers of TBI. The researchers presented their findings in April at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting…
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