Understanding and Diagnosing Neonatal Brain Injuries

When a child suffers brain damage during pregnancy or birth, they can experience lifelong disability and severe injuries. Often, brain and birth injuries occur due to a lack of oxygen to the fetus, causing destruction of brain cells. Brain damage can be severe or mild, sometimes necessitating full-time medical care. Many parents of newborns with…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Maryland

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…

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