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Legal assistance after traumatic brain injury is essential

When a Texan suffers a head injury, there is always a chance there will be brain damage. Unlike broken bones, cuts and other obvious injuries, the brain is so fragile and integral to normal daily functioning that any brain damage at all can change a person's life forever.

How common are brain injuries?

It is common knowledge among scientists and the medical community that the brain is among the most complex and important organs in the human body. Unfortunately, due to its location on the body, situated inside the head, it is not uncommon during accidents for the brain to suffer an injury.

Traumatic brain injury may cause anxiety down the road

Traumatic brain injuries can easily occur as a result of car accidents or other accidents in Texas, such as slip-and-fall accidents. This type of injury occurs when an external force damages the brain. Traumatic brain injury can affect people of all ages, although children in particular might experience psychological effects from such an injury, such as depression, anxiety and phobias, one decade later.

The truth about late-appearing brain injuries after car accidents

You recently got in a car accident involving whiplash, but you initially felt fine. While there was some shock and slight discomfort, you were confident you were not seriously injured. Now, a few days later, you are experiencing some pain and wondering if it could be related to your crash. Sometimes serious injuries take a few days to present symptoms after collisions.

Drug used to treat bipolar disorder may also help those with TBI

According to a new study, a drug that is used for treating bipolar disorder might help those with traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, the drug may help with preserving the function of the brain and with preventing the death of nerve cells in those with TBI. This study's findings may provide hope for those in Texas who are suffering from these types of injuries, the effects of which can be life changing.

Woman suffers traumatic brain injury at track meet

Traumatic brain injuries typically result from a blow, bump or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. While a traumatic brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe, even the mildest TBI can cause changes in a person's physical, emotional or cognitive states and abilities. Victims often require ongoing treatment and extended rehabilitation in health care facilities; even in less severe cases, the care and treatment required are costly.

Woman files lawsuit after cherry-picker crane causes brain injury

In Texas and elsewhere, an injury to the brain can be one of the most devastating of all types of injuries. Even for those lucky enough to retain cognitive function, a brain injury can leave a person struggling with lifelong health issues. When the injury occurs, it is often difficult to determine just how severe or far-reaching the effects will be, or the degree of medical care that will be required throughout the remainder of the victim's life.

Important facts about traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries are common with deadly effects. According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury contributes to roughly 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. A TBI is caused by external trauma and can range from mild concussions to severe disabilities.

Facts about brain injury

A single blow to the head can have catastrophic effects on the remainder of your life, and in many cases, it can leave you needing long-term or permanent care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries every year in America, and that TBIs play a role in about 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities in the United States. Because TBIs vary considerably and no two brain injuries are exactly alike, the symptoms associated with each can fluctuate from one victim to the next. Furthermore, symptoms tend to vary based on the severity of the TBI. Here is an overview of symptoms commonly associated with TBIs.

Friendly golf game ends in brain injury after violent argument

Golf has long been considered a gentleman's game. It is different from many sports in that the rules are generally enforced by the players themselves, and the behavior of the participants is typically polite and civil. However, a recent afternoon round of golf proved that assumption to be wrong after a dispute over an ill-shot ball escalated into violence that left one Texas man with a brain injury.

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