Head Injury

New Study Reveals that High School Athletes May Sustain Serious Brain Trauma after Just One Season of Football

A recent study conducted on high school football players in North Carolina revealed some disturbing information about the high frequency of Traumatic Brain Injuries in youth sports. During the study, players were outfitted with special helmets that took MRI scans measuring the magnitude, direction and location of every hit to the head they sustained over …

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Attorney Thomas Henson Jr. Contributes to Important Brochure Outlining the Effects, Symptoms and Long-Term Impact of Concussions

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries can have severe, long-lasting effects. At Henson Fuerst, we have seen the devastating impact of these injuries and we want to do our part to provide assistance and resources to victims of brain injuries as well as their families. Activities such as biking and playing organized sports are a great …

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Join Henson Fuerst Attorneys in Celebrating National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month! Founded in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is the perfect time of year to get the whole family out for a fun and healthy bike ride. National Bike Month is also an important time to focus on proper bike safety. Bicycles are a fun and …

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Henson Fuerst Attorneys Sponsor BIANC Walk-and-Roll-a-thon

  The annual BIANC Walk-and-Roll-a-thon event serves to honor survivors, families, and friends by raising much-needed funds and awareness about brain injury. This annual Walk offers live music, great food, booths, and activities for the whole family. Henson Fuerst is a proud title sponsor for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) Walk-and-Roll-a-thon event. People …

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Brain Injury Revealed in 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. “This is one of the largest studies to …

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New Blood Test Can Detect Concussions

Good concussion news! (I never thought I would type those words.) Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can detect concussion up to seven days after the injury, taking the guesswork out of making a diagnosis. Concussions have reached almost epidemic proportions in young people, especially among those who play sports. Whether …

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Michigan Stats Show Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

Three years ago, Michigan decided to drop their mandatory helmet law. Michigan doctors believe that was a big mistake. A recent article in the American Journal of Surgery, medical researchers examine the before and after statistics for injured motorcycle riders. The results are so powerful that physicians are asking legislators to reinstate the helmet law. …

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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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