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Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in children. In addition, the effects of traumatic brain injury are different in children. Let’s take a look at TBI in children, its causes and effects on the developing brain.

Incidence of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

New Diagnostic Tool for CTE

New Diagnostic Tool for CTE

I’m Ed Smith, a Fair Oaks brain injury lawyer. A new discovery in the fight against chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was announced by researchers in Illinois. This may help in the eventual treatment of the disease, which results from repeated head injury.

The Discovery

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Contact Sports in Young People May Cause Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura brain injury lawyer. It’s commonly known that motor vehicle and sports injuries to the head, along with other types of injuries, can result in a concussion. Depending on the severity of the concussion, it can have long-term consequences with regard to the individual’s health. However, a new study that was funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that a concussion can have long-term adverse effects even in children under the age of 12 who play sports.

Study of Young People With Concussions

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Hernandez Lawsuit Cites Negligence by NFL and New England Patriots

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento brain injury lawyer. It was announced that a lawsuit is being filed by the daughter of former tight end for the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez. The former ball player committed suicide in his jail cell in April at age 27. The lawsuit is also being filed against the National Football League. Hernandez had been sentenced to life in prison in Massachusetts in 2013 for the first-degree murder of his sister’s fiance. During the trial, Hernandez was charged with two additional counts of murder but was acquitted in 2017.

Autopsy Results Point to Severe Brain Damage

Brain Glue: Promising Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain Glue: Promising Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) robs a victim of more than memory, it changes the way they think and interact emotionally and psychologically with others. When this happens, doctors and researchers strive to return the brain to its previous capacity. In Athens, Georgia, a research team has developed a substance that can be used to help restore a TBI damaged brain.

What Is It?

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The Effect of Normal Sleep on Traumatic Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Thousand Oaks traumatic brain injury lawyer. The road back to health after a traumatic brain injury can be arduous, but researchers have found that restoring brain function may be linked to restoring the sleep wake cycle. By researching the trauma of sleep cycle disruption and its recovery, scientists are hoping to find ways to hasten cognitive brain function health.

The Study

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New Therapeutic Technique for Traumatic Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Thousand Oaks brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that may result in life-altering consequences. Researchers in New York and Texas have discovered a new technique for minimizing the extent of damage to the brain. Having seen the degree to which brain injury affects a victim of motor vehicle crashes as well as other accidents, I join in the hope that this will be a useful tool in helping TBI-afflicted individuals.

The Discovery

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New Study Shows Incidence of CTE in Professional Football Players

I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley brain injury lawyer. A new study done by researchers in Boston, documents the correlation between playing for the NFL and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This development will help determine the true incidence of the disorder in a football community.

The Study

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New Blood Markers Aid in Assessing Traumatic Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Berkeley brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injury causes significant change in the lives of individuals. Whether caused by a car accident or other traumatic injuries to the head, it has been difficult to predict the level of damage and hence the long-term outcome of such injuries. A new study announced at a sports neurology conference, presented by the American Academy of Neurology in Jacksonville, Florida, discussing the use of a blood marker to assess damage and outcome.

The Study

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