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A mixed martial artist who recently died after being repeatedly jabbed in the head with his opponent’s elbow is the latest athlete to bring the spotlight back to brain injuries in professional sports. Booto Guylain died after a bout with fellow artist Keron Davies caused swelling and bleeding of the brain in late February. Although…..
The Centers for Disease Control claim that each year, nearly 1.4 million people suffer some type of brain injury in the United States. These sorts of injuries can stem from a number of different things, including car accidents, falling injuries, assault, and more. Anyone who suffers from a head injury will find that the severity…..
Need to know the signs of a concussion or other traumatic brain injury? Bet you could guess that there’s an app for that. The Heads Up app is an interactive way to keep track of the signs that your child may have suffered a concussion during football or a bad fall down the stairs. If…..
Police in Florida are investigating a man who reportedly shook or struck an 11-month-old baby so hard that the child suffered from blood clots and seizures. Such tragic news and the possible long term effects of such abuse make up the types of cases that personal injury attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP handle on a…..
A University of Cincinnati doctor has received a grant to study traumatic brain injuries that are often misdiagnosed as other ailments, according to news reports. Dr. Benjmain Bixenmann’s current research involves using a retinal scanner to diagnose concussions in athletes. The grant will award him $11,500 to test the technology, which could also be used…..
Brain injury research is back in the news, though the truth is probably that it never really left. The topic is a hot one because doctors are constantly finding new victims of brain injuries with causes that are outside of the box of typical accidents or slip and falls. Traumatic brain injuries or TBI can…..
It’s one thing to think that you have a brain injury, know the symptoms and seek the proper medical advice based on that knowledge. But what about a brain injury where there are no symptoms? Researchers say this may be the case with soldiers coming home from war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq. Though the…..
Let’s face it: most of us are not medical doctors. So when it comes to the self-diagnosis after an injury, we should leave it to the professionals. What happens if you have an injury but you’re not quite sure if it’s serious enough to pursue a case? Well, you’re may not be a lawyer either……