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Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury Common Risk Factors Your brain is well protected within your skull. For example, fluid surrounds your brain that cushions it from ever making contact with the hard inside of the skull. However, a jarring blow to your body or head can cause your brain to move around,…

Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery 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…

Coup and contrecoup (pronounced “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 injury occurs on the opposite…

Know the Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury Oftentimes, when a person is involved in an accident they feel sore afterward; most times, they feel pain in their neck or their back. These are common injuries. But sometimes accident victims experience head pain following an accident. This can be because…

The term “brain injury” can refer to many types of injuries relating to the brain, skull, and scalp. Possible complications and required treatments will greatly depend on how the injury is acquired, the location of the injury, and the severity of the brain damage. The following information covers the different…

Auto and motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of brain stem injuries. They affect people of all ages. Wearing seatbelts in cars and helmets on bikes has shown to be protective from these injuries. This protection comes from lessened chances of neck hyper-flexion, frontward and backward, and reduced twisting. These…

When we hear the term blunt force head trauma we may immediately think of violent crimes like assault. This is because the term is frequently used in the news when the exact cause of injury is not yet known. “The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries resulting from blunt force…

Florida Construction Site Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injuries (“TBIs”), which are defined as head injuries that disrupt normal brain function, are estimated to cause about 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Generally, there are three classifications of traumatic brain injuries: Closed Brain Injury: Occurs when the…

Skull Fracture Injury Lawsuits Head injuries inflict severe damage to those that suffer them to the point that people who manage to survive have their entire lives changed. A large number of personal injury claims focus on getting compensation for head injuries that inflict this severe damage with few as…

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease typically found in individuals who have suffered repeated brain injuries. Once referred to as punch drunk syndrome, CTE remains strongly correlated with patients who have sustained concussions and repeated blows to their heads. The medical community first noticed…