Articles Posted in brain injury


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


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?


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


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


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

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


New Discovery May Help Memory in Traumatic Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Santa Barbara brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain Injuries due to accidents such as car accidents or falls can have a significant effect on the person’s life, ranging from temporary confusion to death. Unlike many other injuries, brain injury has a profound effect on the whole person, causing long-term or permanent loss of cognitive function. This interferes in the person’s job, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.

Helping Patients Regain Memory

Mental Health Issues in Women can Develop from Traumatic Brain Injuries

Mental Health Issues in Women can Develop from Traumatic Brain Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. In recent times, traumatic brain injuries have spent a significant time in the spotlight of the national media and the government. Issues such as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in the NFL have helped to draw attention to something that has been a major health issue in the lives of countless families. As more research has been completed, studies have shown a link between mental health issues, such as dementia, and traumatic brain injuries.

An Impact on the Stress Axis

Car Crash Concussion


Car Crash Concussion

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands brain injury lawyer. We have heard much about post concussion syndrome in the news with sports leagues like the NFL and NHL but they are quite common in California car crashes as well. Unfortunately, they are nothing like broken bones or even torn ligaments. The brain is a complex organ and so recovery can vary greatly from individual to individual. Still, there are some general guidelines for Grades I, II and III car crash concussion symptoms and how long they can last.

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