Brain Injuries Archives

Even a mild brain injury can have a major impact on your life

A brain injury should be treated as a serious injury, no matter how minor it might seem. Even concussions, which are considered mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can have considerable impacts right away and far into the future. It is imperative that anyone who suffers from one of these injuries has at least a basic understanding of how it might impact him or her.

Reckless and negligent actions can lead to serious accidents

There is almost nothing that can compare to the shock of learning that you've suffered an injury that could affect the rest of your life. When you learn that you have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), this is exactly what might happen. These injuries are devastating. Even in the case of a less serious TBI, you might find that various aspects of your life change.

Researchers reveal a link between brain injury and gut damage

Medical professionals and researchers have known for some time that TBI (traumatic brain injury) affects the gastrointestinal tract. However, it is only recently that these professionals have discovered that the link between brain injury and gut damage goes both ways.

Teens are often greatly impacted by traumatic brain injuries

As we recently discussed, brain injuries can occur when a teen is involved in a car crash. The effects of these injuries can be devastating for a teenager. When you think about it, you can see why someone in this age group might feel like his or her life is ruined by this type of injury.

Think about what you have to do to address a brain injury

A brain injury is something that mustn't be ignored. Even if you don't think that the injury is severe, you should still seek out an evaluation. There are times when the brain injury's effects might not be evident for days or even weeks after the injury occurs.

Troubling findings about high school football head injuries

Brain injuries should always be considered serious. There was a time when bumps on the head like those that occur in football were considered minor. Recent research lets us know that this isn't the case. All of these head injuries demand attention.

Aphasia can be troubling after a brain injury

The impacts of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary greatly. Some people who have a brain injury suffer from aphasia. This is a condition that impacts the way a person communicates. Aphasia is an interesting condition because of how it affects the victim.

Brain injuries impact the entire family, not just the victim

In a recent blog post, we discussed how brain injuries can impact children. These injuries can take away the promise of a young child. They can take away the ability of a child to move toward becoming a fully functional adult. The impacts of these injuries don't stop there.

Childhood traumatic brain injuries can lead to significant issues

There are a lot of variables that can have an impact on the way that a person recovers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). One of these is the age of the person when they suffer from the injury. Oftentimes, younger children fare better after a TBI because they are able to compensate for the impacts of the injury and move forward with new methods of doing things.

Determine liability in any brain injury accident case

Brain injuries vary in cause, effect and severity. When you suffer a catastrophic brain injury that affects every aspect of your life, you might consider taking legal action to try to get the financial help that you are going to need to cover your medical bills and other expenses related to the injury.

Penetrating brain injuries can cause brain damage

A penetrating brain injury is one that is possible in car accidents and many other types of accidents. This type of injury involves something going through the skin and the skull into the area around the brain or the brain itself. These injuries are very dangerous and require immediate medical care.