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Brain Injuries

Each year, about 2.6 million people suffer some type of brain injury in the US, whether it is caused by trauma, stroke, tumor, or other illnesses. Of those, about 52,000 people die annually as a result of traumatic brain injury, while more than 5 million Americans who have suffered a…

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Law and Order or any other courtroom drama for that matter, you know the basic makeup of the parties in civil or criminal trials. There are lawyers for each of the litigants (the plaintiff and the defendant), the jury, a bailiff, a judge,…

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of head injury that is caused when the head is violently struck, either by a foreign object or by coming into contact with a hard surface. There are several different types of traumatic brain injuries, as outlined below: Closed head injuries: This…

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports1 that nearly 50,000 people die each year as a result of brain injuries. In addition to nearly 50,000 deaths, over one million Americans visit doctors every year due to brain injury. Finally, more than 5 million Americans–that is approximately 2 percent of the…

What is a coup contrecoup injury? Coup and contrecoup (pronounce coo and contra coo) refer to a type of head injury (traumatic brain injury) and reference where the injury occurred relative to the point of impact. A coup injury occurs on the brain directly under the point of impact.  A contrecoup…

Everybody knows that the brain is an integral part of the human body. It is the control center for everything that a person does and can do, from critical functions like breathing, pumping the heart, and moving to thinking, emotions, and decision-making. If it happens in the human body, the…

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) of any sort can be devastating to a person’s life by leaving them with physical, emotional, and cognitive changes and deficiencies. Some TBIs are severe in nature, with diagnostics and symptoms obviously present. But the brain is complicated and little-understood organ. For this reason, even brain…

According to the CDC, every year in the United States, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of those cases, roughly 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million—nearly 80% of all cases—are treated in an emergency room. There is thought to be millions more that…