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Brain Injury in Children

Filled under Accident, Brain Injuries on May 30, 2013 - no comments.

A child’s brain injury is felt by the whole family. It changes the way a family works and challenges even the strongest relationships. Having a child with a brain injury causes overwhelming stress for parents. Financial difficulties. Changes in roles or jobs. Disrupted family time and social activity. Parents frequently report that having so many responsibilities creates little or no time for each other. All this can lead to a loss of closeness and intimacy.  

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Guardianship and Conservatorship in Personal Injury Law

Filled under Accident, Brain Injuries, Car Accident, Lawsuit on April 23, 2013 - no comments.

What is a guardianship? A guardianship is the appointment by a court of an individual or entity to provide care and to make personal decisions for a minor or an incapacitated adult.  In personal injury cases, some people might be under guardianship due to coma, brain injury or other severe trauma.  A guardian can be appointed for a child if the child’s parents are likewise incapacitated.  Before being appointed as guardian, the individual must provide

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Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury

Filled under Brain Injuries on February 19, 2013 - no comments.

Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand. And when you care for a loved one with a brain injury, it’s easy to get burnt out and say things out of frustration. Here are a few things you might find yourself saying that are probably not helpful: “You seem fine.” The invisible signs of

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What are the Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Filled under Brain Injuries on February 17, 2013 - no comments.

The number of people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is difficult to assess accurately but is much larger than most people would expect.  According to the CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), there are approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. who suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year.  50,000 people die from TBI each year and 85,000 people suffer long term disabilities.  In the U.S., more than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by TBI.  Patients admitted

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What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

Filled under Brain Injuries on February 14, 2013 - no comments.

Here’s some great information this week from Brainline.org about what brain injury survivors want you to know:   I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue.” It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process, and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think. My stamina fluctuates, even though I may look good or “all better”

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What should parents look for regarding post-concussive syndrome in children?

Filled under Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, School injury on January 30, 2013 - no comments.

If your child was involved in trauma, he or she may seem OK.  Post-concussive symptoms in kids show up differently than with adults, however.  If in doubt, always consult a medical professsional for your child. With babies, it can be difficult to recognize that a brain injury has occurred. The most obvious symptom is loss of consciousness but other signs include crying inconsolably and not being able to be comforted, vomiting, or excessive sleepiness. Refusing

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TBI: Football greats speak out

Filled under Brain Injuries, Lawsuit on January 16, 2013 - no comments.

This morning, one of our attorneys was in court with a parent whose child suffered a TBI, Traumatic Brian Injury.  TBI is a serious problem in our country.  Recently, well-known football players have been speaking out about TBI.  Thomas Jones, a retired running back who played for five teams in 12 NFL seasons, has decided to donate his brain upon his death to the Sports Legacy Institute to be studied for evidence of chronic traumatic

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How are children affected by head injury in the family?

Filled under Accident, Brain Injuries, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit on January 14, 2013 - no comments.

The challenges and tasks faced by children when a parent (or other close relative) is injured are, in the main, very similar to those experienced by the adults in the family (e.g. having to cope with the changed relative, managing role and relationship changes). However, the implications of these challenges for children, and how they are experienced and understood by them, are different from the implications for adults. Because of their age and lack of

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Paraplegics Control Robots With Thoughts

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Brain Injuries, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury on April 27, 2012 - no comments.

Each year, approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injuries occur, resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by: motor vehicle crashes (37%), violence (28%), falls (21%), sports-related (6%), other (8%). Advances in science and technology are making it a little easier for victims of spinal cord injuries to be more independent. A professor at a Swiss university recently unveiled a robot that can be controlled by the brainwaves of a paraplegic

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Brain Injury

Filled under Accident, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury on October 3, 2010 - no comments.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also called acquired brain injury or simply head injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue, when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or even from the rapid acceleration/deceleration of the head during a traumatic incident.

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