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Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

A drug to help brain heal itself

Below is a link to an article about  researchers proposing to use erythropoietin – otherwise known as EPO, to help the brain regenerate neurons. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/a-drug-to-help-brain-heal-itself-20110314-1bu0j.html?utm_source=RSS+Feeds%3A+Aggregate+News+%26+Info&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TBI_News_Information+%28TBI+News+and+Info+-+BrainLine.org%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

Great article on how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound

Below is an article about how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound, by Scientific America.  Our prayers are with everyone affected by the Tucson shooting. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gabrielle-giffords-gunshot-survival

Traumatic Brain Injury and Coldplay

Many great trial lawyers have used music to inspire them, as themes of their case, or even just to remind them what they’re fighting for.  Whenever I hear the song “Fix You” by Coldplay, I am always reminded of the struggle that my TBI clients go through every day.  Below are the lyrics to “Fix -->

Veterans are being cheated out of healthcare

I have attached an article from NPR regarding how the Pentagon and private “independent” insurance companies are cheating our heroes out of cognitive rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injuries. This is an unfortunate step back for the US Armed Forces, who have been a leader in brain injury study for sometime.  There are many lessons to be learned from -->

NFL Concussion Reports Up This Season

The Associated Press reported an increase in concussion reports in the NFL this season. As a sports fan and as a neurolaw attorney, I am curious as to what the NFL will do in regards to these concussions. The NFL is filled with, in my opinion, the best athletes in the world. The biggest, fastest, -->

The Labeling of a mTBI

A recent article published by PubMed from the National Institute of Health covers two of the topics I follow the most, traumatic brain injuries and linguistics.  The linguistic aspects of “labeling” are very powerful.  Where many like to say “a picture says a thousand words,” I also believe that a word can show a thousand -->

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury – This article copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the NY Times

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury By ALAN SCHWARZ Published: July 26, 2010 This article was copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the New York Times The National Football League is producing a poster that bluntly alerts its players to the long-term effects of concussions, using words like “depression” and “early onset of dementia” that those close to -->

The Reasons I Do What I Do…

I couldn’t sleep last night.  I was anxious about six hearings I had in the morning.  But more than that, I felt a little burnt out for the first time in a long while.  I’ve been taking communications classes on the weekends, while constantly learning medicine at nights, all the while spending most days in -->

Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

What is cognition? Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes: Attention and concentration Processing and understanding information. Memory Communication Planning, organizing, and assembling Reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment Controlling impulses and desires and being patient How does TBI affect cognition and -->

Driving After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury Driving is an important part of a person’s independent lifestyle and integration into the community. Because we take our driving skills for granted, it is easy to forget that driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our everyday lives. A brain injury can affect the skills needed to -->

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 -->