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Traumatic Brain Injuries

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New Research Offers Hope for Restoration of Memory Function after TBI

A small region of the brain called the anterior thalamus could hold the key for restoring memory function after a traumatic brain injury. Researchers in New Zealand and the University of Oxford in the UK have shown that...more

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Is qEEG Evidence Admissible to Show a Brain Injury? A Washington State Court Says No

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In Washington, nearly every injury lawsuit now includes a traumatic brain injury claim. As brain MRIs and CT scans are almost always normal, plaintiffs’ counsel are seeking new ways to “show” the jury “proof” of the brain...more

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TBI and COVID: A Dangerous Combination

Earlier this year the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) issued an open letter encouraging all individuals with brain injury to get a COVID vaccine. ...more

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Protecting the Brain Injury Survivor from Unscrupulous Defense Neuropsychologist Testing

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According to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance report, in 2014 there were approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injury emergency department visits in the US. During 2015 in...more

Console and Associates, P.C.

Onewheel Skateboard Injury Lawsuit Update

Onewheel, the self-balancing motorized skateboard named for the single large wheel that propels it, has been among the hottest electric skateboards on the market since its arrival in 2015....more

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Article debunks defense myth that the risk of injury in a “minor impact” collision is not greater than activities of daily living

Most personal injury lawyers have represented clients suffering from the chronic consequences of concussion and musculoskeletal injuries following a rear end collision that caused minimal damage to the vehicles involved. ...more

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Defense Department Study Finds that Targeted Treatment Improves Chronic Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent Defense Department/University of Pittsburgh study confirms three important points made in prior posts: So called “mild” traumatic brain injury (“mTBI”) can have long-term, disabling consequences (in both...more

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Evidence supports DTI imaging as a reliable biomarker predicting the severity of cognitive decline following concussion

A research report from the University of Texas Medical School, just published in Frontiers in Neurology, finds a correlation between Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) findings and cognitive assessments in patients with chronic...more

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Emerging Evidence indicates that the Composition of the Gut Microbiome is Altered after a Traumatic Brain Injury

In the first systematic review on this topic, researchers at the University of Texas report on growing consistent evidence that traumatic brain injury (TBI) changes the gut microbiome. ...more

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Find “Compelling” Evidence that Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase the Risk of Dementia as much as...

In a peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2020;78(2):757-775. doi: 10.3233/JAD-200662, Canadian researcher found that a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) almost doubled the risk...more

Console and Associates, P.C.

Anxiety and Depression Caused by a Brain Injury

The Importance of Obtaining Treatment - Being involved in a serious accident will take its toll on any accident victim. When most people think about the injuries, images of broken bones, back injuries, and whiplash come to...more

Michigan Auto Law

Types of Closed Head Injuries After A Crash

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Recognizing the signs and symptoms of closed head injuries as soon as possible gives victims the best chance to get the proper medical treatment and to recover from whatever type of closed head injury they have suffered....more

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made After a Car Accident

What Not To Do After A Car Accident - You’ve just been in a car crash. Do you know the important actions you need to take right now? What about the things you should never do? Most people don’t, yet the stakes are high....more

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Eyes on the Road: What to Do If Injured By a Distracted Driver

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Driving while multitasking is an accident waiting to happen. Each year, distracted driving kills thousands of people and injures hundreds of thousands more. It's a growing epidemic that led to April being designated...more

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Montreal Study Finds Subtle Long-Term Cognitive Effects of a Single Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Adding to a growing volume of literature on this topic, Montreal researchers published a study in January, 2021 demonstrating that a single mild traumatic brain injury involving late adulthood patients (ages 50-70) leads to...more

The Injury Legal Team

I Got Hit in the Head. Now What?

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Traumatic brain injury or “TBI” is one of the most frightening injuries to suffer. Our very existence, the “I am” part of philosopher Rene Descartes’ famous observation “I think, therefore I am” vanishes if we are no longer...more

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Types of Mental Health Conditions After a Crash

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A person’s response to the distressing and disturbing nature of a crash can result in feeling a loss of control, helplessness, pain, confusion, loss of sense of self and self-worth, and an inability to cope. Injuries may...more

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Homing in On a Way Out of Disorders of Consciousness

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People sometimes use the term “brain-dead” flippantly, referring to a clueless co-worker or zoned out gamer, but to families of patients with disorders of consciousness [DoC], it’s no joke. DoC include coma, minimally...more

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Danish Study Shows that Concussions Have a Large and Long-lasting impact on Salary and Employment

Studies in several countries, including Denmark, have found that between 10 and 30% of patients diagnosed with Concussion suffer from long-term symptoms. These long term consequences were recognized by the American Academy of...more

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Claims Caused by a Car Accident

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TBIs, or traumatic brain injuries, are very common during car accidents. Car crashes are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury-related hospitalizations and deaths nationwide. TBIs can be difficult to diagnose because...more

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How Common Are Traumatic Brain Injuries After Car Accidents?

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Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most severe and traumatic injuries someone can go through. According to the CDC, there are at least 1.7 million TBIs every year, either as an isolated injury or along with other...more

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Therapeutic Drugs and the Blood Brain Barrier: How to Break on Through to the Other Side

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We have all seen the headlines on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and litigation – they run the gamut from sports injuries to motor vehicle accidents. What we don’t hear about is one of the biggest obstacles in treating brain...more

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Psychotherapy for PTSD offers a potential “biosignature” for effective treatment

Functional MRI studies suggest that psychotherapy for PTSD improves symptoms by changing the way brain networks communicate with each other, offering a potential “biosignature” for effective treatment...more

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First Ever Meta-Analysis Supports the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Chronic Concussion Symptoms

For those not familiar with the term, a “meta-analysis” is a quantitative, formal, epidemiological study design used to systematically assess the results of previous research to derive conclusions about that body of research....more

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The Serious Injuries Most Car Accident Victims Overlook

What Car Accident Injuries Could be Missed? Car accidents are random events you don’t expect. After the crash, you may feel numb because of the shock to your system. Some injuries may be obvious, but you might not be aware...more

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