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Randy Appleton

Can Mild Brain Injuries Cause Brain Damage?

One of the most serious injuries that an accident victim can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to national statistics, more than 1.5 million people become brain injury victims. Approximately 50,000 of those victims die from those injuries, […]

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Study Reveals Major Spike in Number of Young Concussion Victims

According to a study conducted by the independent, nonprofit organization Fair Health, the number of concussion diagnoses in children and teens under the age of 22 increased by an incredible 500 percent between the year of 2010 through 2014. National […]

Patrick Austin

New Study Shows Poorer Outcomes for Minorities Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study by the Kessler foundation has raised a new issue in the battle to treat traumatic brain injury: ethnicity. The study, published in Neurorehabilitation, found that minorities do not have the same success rates in long-term treatment as […]

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New Study: City Bike-Share Programs Decrease Bicycle-Related Head Injuries

Several news outlets yesterday reported on a new study about cities with bike-share programs and the rate of head injuries. Unfortunately, reporters opted for sensationalism over accuracy. Headlines like “Study: Greater Risk of Head Injuries In Cities With Bike Share […]

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New Study Shows ER Visits for Traumatic Brain Injury Up 30%

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the U.S. for over a decade. It compiled a report about TBI in the U.S. between 2002 and 2006 and found that 218,934 people went […]

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Numerous Hampton Roads High Schools Using Potentially Unsafe Football Helmets

David Alan with WVEC 13 News Now discovered that potentially unsafe football helmets are being used in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. In fact, WVEC 13 News Now uncovered 20 high schools in Hampton Roads using helmets […]

Jim Lewis

Car Accidents Leading Cause Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury has been in the news a lot recently. First, with the thousands of lawsuits filed against the NFL by injured players and now with ongoing lawsuits against the NCAA. Athletes across a range of contact sports, including […]

Mark Favaloro

Scientists Find Out What Happens to the Brain During A Concussion

A recent article published in the journal Nature discussed what happens to a person’s brain following a concussion. Researchers were able to study the brains of animals immediately after a concussion and gained insight into the harm that such head […]

Rick Shapiro

The Top Ten Civil Justice Stories of 2013 (Part 2)

In part two of our second annual countdown of the top 10 civil justice stories of 2013, we continue with the top five, culminating with the biggest civil justice story of the year.  Read part 1 of the top ten […]

Mark Favaloro

Study Reveals Nursing Home Falls Often Lead To Traumatic Brain Injuries

A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal underlines how vulnerable elderly individuals are to traumatic brain injuries, especially when those brain injuries occur as a result of falls. The study found that head injuries are a common […]