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Each year more than a million traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases are reported in the United States. While the term TBI is most often associated with sports-related injuries (football players are especially prone to sustaining TBIs), most TBIs are caused during every day events. The leading cause of TBI is fall down accidents, followed by motor vehicle accidents.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slip and fall accidents, no matter where, how, when and why they occur, can result in strains, fractures, paralysis or painful misalignment of any area of the body. However, traumatic brain injuries are life-altering events that can change the way you live your life for the rest of your life. Any area of the brain can be affected.

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Finkelstein & Partners’ Neurolaw Trial Group is dedicated to providing unparalleled legal representation to Personal Injury victims suffering from the devastating effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), spinal injuries and Severe Chronic Pain. Please join us this month as we help to spread a very important message from the Brain Injury Association of America:

Traumatic brain injury

Experts estimate nearly 2 million people sustain brain injuries each year. A brain injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and complex injury that can occur to anyone, at anytime.  Symptoms and complications vary based on the individual affected and the severity of the injury.

Kernicterus is an uncommon type of brain damage which occurs in newborns who have not been diagnosed with or received proper treatment for Jaundice (a build up of the chemical bilirubin in a newborns blood.) 

Jaundice is common amongst newborns. Luckily treatment is often effective and noninvasive. Its only when symptoms are missed, or misdiagnosed that there is a risk for Kernicterus. 

The effect of Kernicterus varies, but generally includes:

Two food crops pesticides may damage the brains of children and unborn babies, according to a safety watchdog alert. The suspect chemicals are used around the world on farms growing grapes, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, tea and oranges. They are part of a new group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are also used in some flea treatments for pets.