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Brain Injuries and Quality of Life

Brain Injuries and Quality of Life

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding brain injury lawyer. Usually, when people think about the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), serious medical issues come to mind. While TBIs can potentially mean a long list of expensive medications and multiple medical provider visits, there are many other complications that can arise. An injured individual may undergo issues with their quality of life resulting from a TBI further leading to major changes and stresses for their families as well. These effects vary and may include both additional responsibilities and unexpected costs.

Effects of TBI on Daily Life

Coping After a Brain Injury

Coping After a Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are both severe and much more common than many people realize. Data published by The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that around 2.8 million serious TBIs are reported across the U.S. annually. Additionally, CDC statistics show that TBI-related emergency department visits have increased by nearly 50 percent in recent years. Depending on how severe brain injuries are, changes in an injured person’s life may have to be made in order to cope. Knowing what sort of changes might need to be made as well as what kind of health issues might affect you is key to moving on after you’ve suffered a TBI.

Returning Home

Brain Injury Connection to Dementia Proven in Large Study

Brain Injury Connection to Dementia Proven in Large Study

I’m Sacramento brain injury lawyer Ed Smith. The results of an extensive study on people with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) over an extended period show that a high percentage of those injured are at a higher risk for dementia. The study hopes to assess risk factors for young people who suffer a TBI.

TBIs Are a Common Injury

Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Infection

Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Infection

I’m Ed Smith, a lawyer for traumatic brain injury in Rancho Cordova. Until recently, doctors were at a loss to explain the interaction between traumatic brain injury and intestinal problems. With new research, scientists are beginning to unravel this, offering new ways to lessen brain damage after a TBI.

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Brain Injuries and Auto Accidents
Brain Injuries and Auto Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield brain injury lawyer. The city of Fairfield is the second-largest city in Solano County. As the seat of the county,  there is a hub of activity for city residents and commuters alike. Unfortunately, where there is bustle, there is traffic and where there is traffic, there are almost always auto accidents resulting in serious injuries.


One common type of injury that individuals often sustain during auto accidents is traumatic brain injuries, commonly called TBIs. TBIs can be caused by a direct impact to the head and by violent jerking motions that cause the brain to collide with the side of the skull, both types of stress that individuals are liable to sustain during the impact of an auto accident. This blog discusses brain injury warning signs, treatments, and options for legally seeking compensation for a brain injury.

Coping With Life After a Brain Injury

Coping With Life After a Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injuries happen more than you might realize. The majority of those with brain injury (80 percent) return home after being treated. Depending on the severity of the injury, some changes in day-to-day life are inevitable. Let’s take a look at what you can expect after a brain injury.

Coming Home

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Dementia

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Dementia

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento brain injury lawyer. A recent report from Sweden has linked traumatic brain injury and dementia. In a large-scale study, researchers reported a greater risk of developing dementia if an individual has suffered a TBI.

The Study

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Without Concussion

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento brain injury lawyer. A new report has linked the beginning of  chronic traumatic encephalopathy to repeated blows to the head with or without concussion. This research sheds light on the origin of CTE and will be instrumental in identifying and preventing it in the future.

Study Reveals Brain Damage After Injury

Penetrating Brain Injuries Frequently Fatal

Penetrating Brain Injuries Frequently Fatal

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove brain injury lawyer. Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death in the United States. There are two forms of TBI: closed and penetrating. While less common, penetrating brain injuries account for a third of all deaths caused by TBI. Let’s look at what penetrating brain injuries are and what can be done to treat such injuries.

What Are Penetrating Brain Injuries?

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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

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