Posts Tagged ‘concussion’

U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injuries

My University of Texas football team hasn’t been on the cutting edge of winning the last few years (and we’re hoping that’s changing), but we are on the cutting edge of trying to protect players from brain injuries. It’s no secret that an increasingly difficulty issue in football is the rise (or at least heightened…

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Brain Injuries: Risk Of Suicide May Increase Three Fold After A Concussion

I’m part of a nation-wide group of lawyers who regularly exchange articles and other information with one another about brain injury cases. This week, we were having an online discussion about suicide, and we shared a study from earlier this year finding that persons who have suffered even a single concussion may be at a…

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Playground Concussions Are On The Rise

One of the recent headlines on Yahoo News was a story that playground concussions are on the rise. You might be surprised to find that I think this is great news.  Why? I don’t think the actual number of concussions are rising.  Instead, I think parents and school nurses and such are getting much better…

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New Study Explains Why Rest Is Key Following A Brain Injury

When my son suffered a concussion two years ago, his doctor told him the key was rest.  For this then 11 year old, that meant laying down, with no reading, no television, and no video games.  Just rest. Rest has long been thought to help following a brain injury, but recently, a new study came…

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Energy Drinks Linked To Brain Injuries

A new University of Toronto study found that teenagers who drink heavily caffeinated energy drinks are more prone to traumatic brain injuries. In the firm, I see brain injuries in all sorts of situations — car wrecks, bicycle accidents, falls, etc.  But for teenagers, the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries is sports.  The…

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Brain Injury News: Ohio State Football Player Found Dead After Head Injuries

There was tragic head injury-related news out of Ohio this weekend. Yesterday, two individuals sifting through a dumpster in Columbus, Ohio found the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who had apparently committed suicide. Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday.  Earlier that day, he sent an ominous text message to his mother that…

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Concussions — IMPACT Testing For Kids

My son sustained a concussion last spring while playing baseball.  During that process, my son took a test called an IMPACT test to help diagnose the concussion and to help figure out when he had recovered sufficiently to return to normal activities. But our problem was that we didn’t have a baseline.  The IMPACT test…

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Head Injuries: New Settlement In NFL Concussion Lawsuit

You may recall that the previous settlement agreement between the National Football League and a class of former players was scrapped by the judge, who was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough funds to fully compensate the injured players who sustained head injuries. Yesterday, the parties entered into a new settlement agreement.  Unlike the last…

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Brain Injuries: Invisible Injury

CBS Boston ran a story about one of the Boston Marathon survivors.  Titled “Marathon Bombing Survivor Struggles With ‘Invisible Injury’,” it describes what many of our brain injured clients have to deal with.  If you or a loved one has suffered from a concussion or other brain injury, it’s worth a watch:  

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