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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults ranging in age from 1 to 44. TBI is a contributing factor to 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. And in 2010, approximately 2.5 million people sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Every year, approximately 52,000 deaths occur from traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes,... Read More
March was Brain Injury Awareness month, and March 18 was Brain Injury Awareness Day. On that day the Brain Injury Association of America worked to build awareness... Keep Reading.... Read More
Concussions represent one of the most widely reported injuries for young people participating in sports. One estimate from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) states that 3.8 million concussions occur every year as a result of sports or other recreational activities.1 Concussions are traumatic brain injuries caused by a dramatic slowing or stopping of the head that causes the brain to move within the skull. That motion can have an effect on how the brain... Read More
An innovative new blood test may be able to quickly determine if a patient has suffered a traumatic brain injury by identifying the presence of a specific... Keep Reading.... Read More
An Illinois federal district court judge recently rejected the proposed settlement in a class action suit brought by current and former athletes who... Keep Reading.... Read More
Part of my job as a personal injury attorney involves working closely with people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. These people and their families have been the victims of a devastating accident, and will likely need help and support for the rest of their lives. There is an organization in Charlottesville dedicated to making sure they receive that help: Building a... Read More
Youth contact sports are attracting significant attention as we continue to learn more about the consequences and dangers of head trauma. In a particularly egregious example, one Pop Warner football game played in 2012 resulted in five concussions.1 The boys involved were forced out of school for varying lengths of time, creating educational and social consequences along with the physical damage. In this particular game new rules designed to limit and mitigate contact were... Read More
Loudon County Public Schools have been dealing with the heated issue of whether to implement helmet sensors... Keep Reading.
A rising star on DeMatha High School soccer team, Nolan Axenfeld, suffered a concussion over the summer, but still has not returned to the field... Keep Reading.