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Teenagers and Sports-Related Brain Injuries: The Silent Epidemic, Prevention, and Statistics

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Each day, close to 190 Americans die due to traumatic brain injuries. Even moderate head injuries can cause long-term harm. Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 are among those most at risk. And teens active in high school sports must exercise great caution since even concussions can lead to troubling impairments. While helmets can help limit damage, they are not customarily worn by boys and girls during basketball and soccer games. And helmet usage is not yet universal for girls due to the non-contact rules that govern their lacrosse games. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to quickly determine the...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries from Motorbike Accidents: Seeking Timely Medical Treatment


Far too often, people injured in Brooklyn motorbike accidents assume that immediate medical treatment is only required for visible injuries like a fractured arm or leg or severe cuts and lacerations. However, even a brief blow to your head after being hit by a car and falling to the ground can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Emergency room physicians are trained to look for less obvious signs of concussions and much more damaging head injuries. If you go straight home, you’ll miss out on the diagnostic X-rays, MRIs, and other tests that can save your life. Internal organ injuries can...

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What’s Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

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After suffering a traumatic brain injury, accident survivors can develop a wide array of critical medical problems, including major breathing difficulties. Immediate medical care must be obtained so the affected person can keep breathing, and the brain can avoid losing crucial oxygen. Too many lives are lost as emergency workers try to determine whether a patient is coping with ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or another major breathing disorder. The Yale medical website describes ARDs as a “potentially fatal” lung condition that can lead to numerous organs failing to receive adequate oxygen required for their proper functioning. Each year, about 190,000...

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Provoke Traumatic Brain Injuries


Every year, too many New Yorkers discover that carbon monoxide poisoning can cause traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, this type of damage usually occurs before people realize the dangerous level of their exposure. Once a carbon monoxide alarm goes off at work or at home, you must immediately seek out fresh air, while also helping everyone else escape. About 450 Americans die of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year, and another 50,000 visit emergency rooms seeking treatment due to their exposure. What follows is a closer look at many of the risky causes of CO poisoning and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), common...

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EP07 S05: TBI Lawyers discuss the Glascow Coma Scale – Traumatic Brain Injury Series

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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits & Glascow Coma Scale Scores [buzzsprout episode='9279589' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Full Transcript: Hi, good afternoon. My name is Arkady Frekhtman and I'm an attorney at the F&A Injury Lawyers here in Brooklyn, New York. Today we're talking about traumatic brain injuries and specifically how the defense lawyers and the insurance companies sometimes use the Glasgow Coma Scale to either dismiss an otherwise meritorious case of a true traumatic brain injury or to confuse the jury and to say that it's not a brain injury when it really is. So,...

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How early medical care helps Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors with PTSD


Many of our clients’ traumatic brain injuries are caused by major car and truck accidents, general workplace and construction site injuries, and other painful events.  As TBI survivors discover that they have additional injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), some of them begin asking if all their health conditions may make it hard for them to return to work. It now appears that an early, accurate diagnosis of PTSD can prove crucial for many brain injury survivors. A recent study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging indicates that it is important for doctors to immediately check for...

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How To Recognize Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Children and Teens

How To Recognize Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Children

Whether they are toddlers or teens, it can be difficult to tell when children have suffered a serious head or brain injuries if they are not crying or complaining. Far too often, small children and teens just think they are feeling a bit odd – and have no idea that they should either obtain immediate medical help or lie down and rest for an extended period. All this puts extra pressure on parents, teachers, and other caregivers to carefully observe and get help for any child with visible problems. Yet until children reach school age, (unless they are undergoing routine medical...

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How Can You Get Help After Being Seriously Injured In A Tractor Trailer Accident


If it can be done safely, drivers must consider steering their tractor trailers off to the shoulder of the road or freeway after an accident to avoid blocking traffic. If you have been severely injured -- and traffic is heavy – try calling 911 on your cell phone. Witnesses to the event should also be dialing first responders on your behalf. If you cannot get out of the vehicle by yourself, keep dialing 911, sound your horn and wait for help Sadly, this type of scenario happens far too often as tractor trailers navigate the many NYC freeways and surface streets....

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New York City Neurological Injury Attorneys

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Far too often, auto collision and workplace accident victims suffer serious neurological or brain injuries. These types of medical conditions can also be caused by bad falls, sports injuries, physical assaults, explosions and military accidents. Immediate diagnosis and treatment remain crucial to achieving the best patient outcomes. While surgeries can help reverse some brain injuries – the cognitive disorders (those that disrupt clear thinking and reasoning) -- can often require long-term rehabilitative care. If the initial head trauma is extreme, death can result. Fortunately, many neurology patients can greatly benefit from carefully develop treatment plans. Here’s a brief overview of some major...

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NYC Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Examines The Challenges of Evaluating The Psychological Effects of TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects an organ that not only controls our entire body but also defines who we are as people - our personality, emotions, and thoughts explains a NYC traumatic brain injury attorney. The immediate symptoms of TBIs are fairly well-established. There's loss of consciousness, with the duration being a key marker for whether a TBI is considered mild, moderate, or severe. People with a TBI may also suffer from a host of physical issues such as powerful headaches, nausea, impaired vision, dizziness, fatigue, and paralysis. Their cognitive problems can include disorientation, weakened memory, and difficulty speaking. On top...

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