Brain Injury

Who Can I Take Legal Action Against for a New York Brain Injury?

By WRSH on February 29, 2016 - Comments off

Victims of brain injuries endure not only physical challenges as a result of those injuries, but also significant financial burdens in the form of expenses for medical care, nursing, and rehabilitation. It is common for families to go into debt to help pay for a loved one’s treatment and care in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

Some of the most common causes of brain injuries in New York City are auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and physical assaults. When a brain injury is caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the at-fault individual or entity can be held liable for the victims’ injuries, damages, and losses. Plaintiffs in such cases must show that the at-fault party’s negligence or wrongdoing caused or contributed to their brain injuries.

Here are a few examples of injury accidents that can result in brain injury: Read the rest »

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Frank Gifford Diagnosed with CTE Brain Injury

By WRSH on December 6, 2015 - Comments off

Football and Brain InjuriesIn August 2015, legendary football player Frank Gifford died at the age of 84. According to a New York Daily News report, Gifford suffered from the affects of head trauma long after he retired. He’s now the oldest ex-NFL star to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

CTE is a brain disease that can only be diagnosed after death. According to Boston College researchers, 87 of the 91 former NFL players they have tested suffered from CTE. Read the rest »

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Types of Rehabilitation for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

By WRSH on August 16, 2015 - Comments off

NYC Brain InjuriesA traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen anytime someone suffers a hard bump, jolt or blow to the head. A TBI occurs when an injury, caused by incidents such as car crashes or slip-and-fall accidents, disrupts the normal function of the brain. While some victims of TBI only sustain mild injuries that heal within days, others experience severe long-term or even permanent symptoms. For these victims, rehabilitation will be needed to lessen health problems and cope with new physical limitations.

There are many types of rehabilitation that are needed following a serious TBI because a brain injury can affect you in so many different ways. Victims of brain trauma have their ability to walk, talk and think impaired by their injuries. The right type of rehabilitation plan must be created to fit the unique symptoms of each patient. Read the rest »

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Study Finds that Girls May Experience Concussion Differently than Boys

By WRSH on October 6, 2014 - Comments off

Parents, teachers, and coaches whose student-athletes have suffered a concussion know that the symptoms can linger for weeks or months after the initial injury. But a new study suggests that the symptoms girls face after a concussion can be very different from the symptoms boys face.

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, followed over 9,000 Ontario teenagers who had suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Researchers asked the teens to describe their behavior and moods after the concussion occurred. Read the rest »

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Concussions in Student-Athletes: Know the Signs

By WRSH on August 18, 2014 - Comments off

New York Child InjuryThe start of the new school year means students throughout New York will be back on the practice field and in the gym, working on their athletic skills and dreaming of a championship trophy. Parents, teachers, and coaches all have a role to play in keeping athletes healthy and protecting them from injury.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sports are the number-one cause of concussions in children ages 10-19. Because a concussion can cause long-term damage to kids’ ability to grow and learn, knowing the signs and getting adequate medical treatment for an injured player are crucial steps to take if a concussion is suspected. Read the rest »

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Know the Facts

By WRSH on March 3, 2014 - Comments off

Brain Injury AttorneysBrain injuries typically occur when there is a bump, jolt, or blow to the head that damages brain tissue. Because brain injuries affect over 2 million people in the United States each year, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and experienced New York traumatic brain injury attorneys recognize March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, a valuable time to help people understand and protect themselves from brain injuries.

According to the BIAA, 2.4 million U.S. residents suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. This number includes 475,000 children. Although about 1.3 million of these injured individuals will be treated in an emergency room and sent home, another 275,000 will require hospitalization for treatment of their injuries, and as many as 52,000 each year suffer a fatal injury. Brain injuries contribute to nearly one-third of all injury-related deaths.

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Living with a Brain Injury after an Auto Accident

By WRSH on November 6, 2013 - Comments off

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually. The CDC reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths and are the second leading cause of TBIs. Unfortunately, many brain injury victims struggle to return to the lives they led before the accident.

Life after a TBI may be very different for survivors. The victim may not be able to physically perform as he or she did prior to the accident. He or she may have reduced mental capabilities and a number of brain injury victims also deal with behavioral changes that may be permanent. Read the rest »


Increased Evidence of Serious Football Player Brain Injury Found in New Study

By WRSH on October 21, 2013 - Comments off

New York Brain InjuryDuring the past few years, brain injuries and the effects felt by National Football League (NFL) players have come into increased focus. As reported by CBS News, a new study from Scientific Reports has provided further evidence that the repeated head injuries suffered by football players frequently leads to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

During the study, 13 retired football players suffering from neurological problems underwent brain imaging scans. Results showed unusual activity linked to the amount of times they suffered a head injury during their sport. According to the lead author of the study, there is a strong link between levels of brain abnormality and head impacts that are bad enough to take a player out of a game. Read the rest »


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