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Is TBI Behind the NFL’s Recent Issues?

The start of the NFL season has been somewhat overshadowed by a series of high-profile arrests and suspensions due to allegations of domestic violence and abuse. These recent scandals may have a connection with another issue that’s plagued football in recent years: the mounting evidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among NFL athletes. Some researchers […]

Common Types of Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

As a kid, you probably experienced your share of falls and tumbles. But what many people may not realize is that some slip and fall accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and even death. And they can occur virtually anywhere.  Slips and falls happen in restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, stairwells, elevators, parking garages, apartments […]

Slip and Fall Accidents Are a Leading Cause of Brain Injuries

When an unlucky grandmother slipped and fell down a New York City subway station staircase, her life changed forever. The fall resulted in a traumatic brain injury, leaving the once active woman hardly able to communicate.  Maria Alcantara, a 69-year-old mother of four, had just finished work and was on her way to meet her […]

What Is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been called a silent epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is mTBI, and why is knowing about it important? According to the CDC, approximately 1.7 people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. About 75 percent of those injuries are classified as a […]

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a life-changing condition that often occurs in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Survivors of near-fatal auto wrecks and other serious accidents typically require extensive, lifelong and costly medical treatments and procedures. As a result, settlements in catastrophic injury cases are usually higher than for non-catastrophic personal injury matters. Some examples of […]

The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries disrupt the normal functioning of the brain. They can occur in a wide variety of ways, such as a motor vehicle accident, falling debris from a construction site, or a slip and fall injury in a grocery store. In a split second, your life can change forever. According to the Centers for […]

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