Apr 19, 2019

Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Concussion

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A concussion is a mild form of TBI. It results from a sudden jolt or shaking of the head. It can occur as a result of a fall, car crash impact, sports injury, or other traumatic event. Regardless of how you suffered a concussion, it is a dangerous condition and must be treated properly to prevent sustained and long term damage to the brain’s fragile substance and tissues. The initial symptoms of a concussion are [...]

Dec 18, 2017

CTE Identified in a Living Person for the First Time

By |December 18th, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

A news story on CNN in November 2017 describes how researchers have discovered the first case of a living person who was identified with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is the lead researcher in the study which was published in the journal Neurosurgery, told CNN that the subject of the case in the study was former NFL football player, Fred McNeill, who died in 2015. Fred McNeill played for 12 seasons for [...]

Mar 17, 2017

Head Injuries… More Serious Than You Thought

By |March 17th, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

A little more than a year ago, the Boston University Medical Center made Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, an official disease. Since then, we have seen countless articles and reports about the causes and effects of CTE in regards to football players and athletes. More research is being done every day to find a cure, and to minimize the effects of the disease for those who suffer with it. The New York Times reported on [...]

Oct 31, 2016

Takata Airbags Linked to 11th Death in the U.S.

By |October 31st, 2016|Brain Injuries, Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

It has been two years, and Takata airbags are still making headlines. According to the Huffington Post, “U.S. safety regulators confirmed late Thursday [October 20, 2016] an 11th death in the United States caused by a ruptured Takata Corp air bag inflator, the latest fatality tied to the largest ever auto safety recall.” Nine of the 11 fatal injuries occurred in a Honda or an Acura (which is owned by Honda). This brings the total [...]

Jul 5, 2016

Injured Workers May Find Help from Scientists Studying War-Related Brain Injuries

By |July 5th, 2016|Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

On June 9, 2016, a group of scientists from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland, published a paper in The Lancet Neurology about how explosions injure the brain. Senior author Daniel P. Perl, MD, told Medscape Medical News that there was a specific pattern of blast-related injuries, which lead to “a combination of neurologic and behavioural symptoms for many years following the event…. These include difficulty sleeping and concentrating, headaches, problems [...]

Apr 14, 2016

Let’s Go O’s! What You Can Do to Keep Your Kids Safe during this Baseball Season

By |April 14th, 2016|Brain Injuries, Safety|0 Comments

Monday, April 4, 2016 was opening day for our Baltimore Orioles. We cheered and yelled with the best of them when our home team knocked it out of the park; life is good as an O’s fan, especially with an opening season like this. The start of the major league season means Maryland children are also on fields throughout the state. After doctors diagnosed Ryan Freel with CTE at the end of 2013, more Little [...]

Mar 12, 2016

Promising Research May One Day Offer Full Recovery to Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

By |March 12th, 2016|Brain Injuries, News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

There has been a lot of talk about brain injuries and illnesses (especially Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE) in the news over the last few years. The advancements in science give us all hope that a cure for conditions like Alzheimer’s, or for damage caused by an auto accident leading to a traumatic brain injury, might be found. New research out of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has found a way to replace [...]

Jan 11, 2016

CTE is Officially a Disease, Not a Side-Effect

By |January 11th, 2016|Brain Injuries, Personal Injury|0 Comments

The new Will Smith movie Concussion is about the doctor who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, in the brains of football players who had died. Whether or not Dr. Bennet Omalu officially “discovered” the disease or was simply the first to diagnose it in athletes is a source of contention, but a new publication out of Boston University Medical Center puts one debate to rest entirely: “CTE has been confirmed as a unique disease [...]

Jul 11, 2015

Separating the Fact from the Fiction with Traumatic Brain Injuries

By |July 11th, 2015|Brain Injuries, Personal Injury|0 Comments

There are many misconceptions about traumatic brain injuries. While any blow to the head poses some danger, a traumatic brain injury can have far-reaching effects on how a person functions after the injury. In a recent post on Task & Purpose, U.S. Army Reserve officer Pamela Holtz, a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas, outlined myths surrounding TBIs so that returning soldiers and their families could understand exactly what kind [...]

Jun 30, 2015

What You Should Know about Post-Inflammatory Brain Syndromes

By |June 30th, 2015|Auto Accidents, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Doctors have studied the effects of trauma on the human brain for years. There is an overall consensus that a forceful blow to the head could lead to different levels of damage, just as a skull puncture can. What frustrates many doctors is the wildly varied repercussions of seemingly small or minor accidents. That is what researchers at the Ontario-based McMaster University have been studying, and their findings – recently published in Brain, Behavior and [...]

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