Brain Injury

2 Ways Sports-Related Brain Injury Numbers Are Being Reduced

More information is available than ever before about the dangers of a sports-related brain injury. Despite this fact, high school athletes continue to suffer devastating blows to the head—especially when playing football. In fact, experts estimate as many as 75,000 emergency room visits per year are directly associated with football-related head injuries. These numbers leave …

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Four Possible Facets of a North Carolina Brain Injury Claim

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 1.4 million Americans experience traumatic brain injuries each year. For many of these individuals, determining the best course of action to get their life back on track can be an extremely difficult process. It’s important for brain injury victims to remember that help is available. …

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iPad Helps Diagnose Concussions

If you think that iPads are just entertainment devices, you should read about St. Edward High School in Ohio athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank. He uses an iPad to help diagnose his student athlete concussions. Using the tablet with the C3 Logix concussion app, the coach has a baseline measure of all his athletes’ cognitive function, balance, …

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New Monitoring System Could Identify Risks of Traumatic Brain Injury In Football Players

October 31, 2013 With the fall football season in full swing, many organizations are working to raise awareness about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that players face on the field. The effort comes for good reason also, considering the North Carolina Brain Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst point out that a TBI occurs every …

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North Carolina Brain Injury Lawyers Discuss Efforts To Protect Young Athletes From Concussions and TBIs

August 29, 2013 Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most common risks young athletes face on the field today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that each year, emergency departments in the United States treat more than 173,000 sports-related TBIs and concussions. The North Carolina Brain Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst …

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Brain Doc Suggests Concussion Prevention

We frequently write blogs about concussion, but Dr. Robert Cantu, neurologist and medical director of the Nation Center for Catastrophic Sports and Injury Research in Boston, has a new set of recommendations for parents and sports coaches. Because a child’s brain isn’t fully developed, any trauma has the potential to be more damaging than trauma …

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