Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

VA announces new TBI exams

By: A.J. Lagoe and Steven Eckert, KARE: Responding to disclosures that it used unqualified doctors to diagnose traumatic brain injuries, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans to offer new TBI exams to nearly 25,000 veterans nationwide.  “It was a systemic national problem that we’ve identified that we are working to fix now,” David McLenachen, -->

Brain Injuries: More Common Than You Think

Through the month of March Brain injury awareness has been promoted, to help communities and individuals learn more about a tragic condition that effects so many. You may be surprised to find how often Brain injuries occur. The infographic below outlines how frequently healthy individuals become brain injury victims.  brain_injury_fp.jpg Click here to learn more -->

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is the Brain Injury Association’s (BIAA) annual awareness month. Over the course of the month the BIAA encourages the general public to learn more about how brain injuries are caused and the everyday struggles that those who have suffered a brain injury endure. The current BIAA theme is “Not Alone.” How common are brain -->

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

There has been a lot of talk about football and concussions in players, but new research suggests that brain changes can occur in high school football players when less severe head injuries occur. The study found that repeated blows to the head after just one season could cause significant changes in the brain, even if -->

Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three NFL Players

The NFL has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at a younger age than in the general population. Despite the NFL’s disputes over the years against evidence that its players had a high rate -->

Brain Trauma Extends to the Soccer Field

false Former soccer player Patrick Grange, 29, was found with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease is linked to repeated blow to the head, following his death. This is the strongest indication that the condition is not only limited to athletes in sports known for violent collisions, like football. Researchers at Boston University and -->

Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-Term & Severe Outcomes

TBI-Infographic.jpg Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, TBI’s contribute to a large number of deaths and permanent disability. At least 1.7 million cases of TBI occur each year. There are two types of severe TBIs: Closed & Penetrating. Closed TBI is described as an injury -->

Let’s Include Children in the Concussion Discussion

As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the serious effects of repeated head injuries. Educating parents, coaches and school staff on preventing concussions is imperative. It is important to know how to recognize a concussion and the steps you as a parent, teacher or coach need to follow: Image provided by: Doctoroz.com The -->

Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain

The New York Times has published this article about the Obama administration’s latest undertaking to examine the workings of the human brain.  This could have significant implications in many areas, including gaining a better understanding of such diseases facing future generations like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.  Our Neurolaw Trial Group is dedicated to  providing unparalleled legal -->

CDC reports increase in ED visits for concussions in children, teenagers.

A large number of media sources discussed a report showing a sizable increase in kids and teenagers visiting the emergency department (ED) for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The New York Times (10/7, B17, Zinser, Subscription Publication) reported that emergency department “visits by children and adolescents for brain injuries jumped more than 60 percent over an -->