Do Brain Injuries Make Young Women More Likely to Die by Suicide?
The dangers of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) cannot be understated. A recent CNN article, however, highlights that untreated TBIs can be even more dangerous, and even deadly, for young women in particular. Writer Amy Woodyatt discusses the short lives of two elite athletes, one from the US and one from the UK. They both had…Read More
What Is a Secondary Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of hospitalization in America. Some common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are car accidents, falls, and acts of violence. Drivers, property owners, construction site owners, manufacturers, and others may be liable if your or a loved one suffers a TBI. According to the US Centers for Disease…Read More
What Are the Causes of Hemorrhagic Stroke?
A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in the brain. A person’s chances of experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke increase if they are over age 65, and have a personal or family history of stroke, uncontrolled diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoke, are obese, sedentary, or have a poor diet. According to the Centers…Read More
What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur for a variety of reasons, including those that fall under the “personal injury” umbrella. Vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, violent assaults, and construction site accidents are among the many reasons concussions happen. One of the lasting effects of a concussion is called…Read More
What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?
Oxygen is vital for all brain functions. When the brain is deprived of oxygen for four minutes or longer, an anoxic brain injury may result. A blow to the head doesn’t typically cause an anoxic brain injury. Instead, it occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long, and neural cells begin to…Read More
Trial Date Set in TBI Case Against Jackass Stars Over Failed Stunt
The judge has set a trial date in the civil case brought by air traffic controller Michael Vicéns-Segura against Jackass cast members Stephen Gilchrest Glover (Steve-O) and Chris Pontius. Vicéns-Segura claims the two caused him to sustain a near-fatal head injury in Puerto Rico during a bungled “Jet Ski Tug of War” stunt in 2018.…Read More
How Traumatic Injuries Affect Different Parts of the Brain
Millions of Americans are affected by severe brain injuries every day. Consider the following somber statistics: According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), one individual in the U.S. suffers a brain injury every nine seconds, accounting for over 3.5 million injuries annually. The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that…Read More
Aphasia and Brain Injuries: The Connection
Earlier this year, the family of one of the most famous actors in the world, Bruce Willis, announced he was stepping away from his long-running Hollywood career. They revealed in a simple statement the reason for his retirement is due to something called “aphasia,” a condition affecting a person’s ability to understand or express language…Read More
What Are the Causes of Infant Brain Injuries?
The brain is a fragile organ, but no one is more fragile or susceptible to brain damage than infants. Their skulls are soft, malleable, and easily injured should something damage the head. The causes for head injuries are many, and can have an array of outcomes for the child. An injury may cause long-term disabilities…Read More
How Can a Simple Bump to the Head Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury?
How many times have we bumped our heads? It is hard to even count, because usually the bumps are so insignificant that they are not worthy of holding in our long-term memory. They might feel like they are not worth going to the hospital because they seem like such a small injury. It turns out…Read More