Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep and TBI

How common are sleep problems following a TBI? Many people who have brain injuries suffer from sleep disturbances. Not sleeping well can increase or worsen depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, and one’s sense of well-being. It can also lead to poor work performance and traffic or workplace accidents. A review of sleep disorder studies and surveys -->

Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a traumatic brain injury? A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental -->

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

This list is not all inclusive of all TBI symptoms.  Also, a victim who suffers a TBI may have very few of these symptoms and still have a very serious and permanent TBI. Loss of simple movement of various body parts. Inability to plan a sequence of complex movements needed to complete multi-stepped tasks, such -->

Back to Basics – The Brain

Here at the NLTG, we want this blog to be both a place to learn the basics, as well as advanced information.  Thanks to the National Institute of Health for the below info. on the brain.  If you want to see the original article, go to:  http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brain_basics/know_your_brain.htm Introduction The brain is the most complex part -->

Identifying Patients Suffering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

If you’re new to the study of mild traumatic brain injuries, you may want to wait to read this article until you’ve built a better base of knowledge.  Enjoy! Attached is a recent (11/2008) article appearing in the Archives of Clinical Neuropscyhology.The purpose of this paper is to help neuropscyhologists identify patients suffering from mild traumatic brain -->

About the Neurolaw Trial Group and this blog

The Neurolaw Trial Group is dedicated to the representation of victims of traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries and severe chronic pain, and brings the most advanced tests of the brain, spine, and pain to the courtroom. Even seemingly minor traumas—whether a slip or fall or a low-impact motor vehicle collision—can have devastating but overlooked effects -->