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Brain Injuries Archives

Traumatic brain injuries may be considered a public health crisis

Brain injuries are affecting thousands of people all across the country. Many people first begin experiencing problems when an impact to the head causes the soft tissues of the brain to hit the bony structures of the skull. When this happens, the slamming can cause injury to the tissue in the form of lesions or tears.

NFL cornerback out for season after brain injury

One of the most difficult consequences of a brain injury is that you may not be able to live a normal life ever again. For NFL athletes, many of whom devote their whole lives to football, a brain injury can be devastating for their careers. NFL star Rashean Mathis has been placed on injured reserve and will not play for the rest of the season after suffering a brain injury.

Accidents cause millions of TBIs in America

Every day, people in America are involved in devastating accidents that leave them with severe injuries. Some of the most severe are traumatic brain injuries, which can have an effect on every aspect of a person's life. About 1.7 million traumatic brain injury deaths, hospitalizations and emergency room visits occur every year in the United States.

Brain injuries can cause lifelong suffering for accident victims

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect millions of people in this country every year. Typically, this type of injury occurs as a result of some sort of impact to the brain. A majority of brain injuries are caused by a blow or a jolt to the head or an object going through the skull. Motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls are some of the most common causes of brain injuries.

IndyCar driver suffers head injury and dies after accident

Last week, we discussed a tragic car accident resulting in a wrongful death suit against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Another racing accident has left one IndyCar driver dead as a result of a head injury. Head injuries are common in many motor vehicle accidents, whether they occur on Pittsburgh highways or the racetrack.

Traumatic brain injuries impact millions of people each year

Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs impact millions of people in the United States. In fact, approximately 1.7 million deaths, emergency department visits and hospitalizations are related to these types of injuries. Pittsburgh residents suffer from TBIs as a result of many different types of accidents. Any trauma to the head or neck, whether it occurs in a car accident or as a result of a slip-and-fall, can cause damage to the brain.

Brain injury victims have an assertive ally in Pittsburgh

For accident victims suffering from brain injuries, returning to life as they knew it before can prove extremely difficult. The brain is the most vital organ in the body and when it doesn't work the way it's supposed to, a person may struggle with things that used to come easily.

Tracy Morgan continues to recover from brain injury

Last year, we discussed a serious truck accident involving actor and comedian Tracy Morgan. Morgan suffered critical injuries in the accident, including a traumatic brain injury. It has been almost a year since the accident. Morgan has said that he is still struggling to recover, and he continues to suffer from headaches, nosebleeds and memory problems. He also still requires a cane to walk. Morgan has said that he worries about whether he will be able to resume his life as a comedian.

Amtrak employee files suit after suffering traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries lead to devastating life changes for many people each year. Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by an external force and often arise in personal injury cases. A TBI can occur as a result of slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents.

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