Category: Brain Injuries
Since brain injury symptoms may not be apparent immediately following a traffic accident, it is important to get medical attention.
About 288,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. 38.3 percent of newly reported SCI cases were the result of motor vehicle crashes, making car, truck and motorcycle accidents the leading cause of spinal and paralysis injuries, ahead of falls and physical assault.
The FDA just approved a new blood test which could detect concussions and more quickly identify brain damage. This is going to change the testing paradigm for suspected cases of concussion.
Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic vehicle-related collisions represent 14.3 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.
According to the Brain and Spinal Cord Organization, 280,000 people in the United States receive motor vehicle induced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. This makes vehicle crashes the second largest cause of brain injuries.
The scientific talents of high school students are evidenced each year at local science fairs. This year a couple of students from Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri created a device that goes outside a football helmet called the “shock absorber.” This could be a game changer as prior to now efforts have centered around the improvement of the padding inside the helmet.
In recent years, more light has been shed on the issue of head and brain injuries stemming from sports. The conversation was particularly re-ignited after the release of the movie Concussion. While it is true that many people know about the possibilities of sustaining serious injuries while playing a sport, some may not appreciate the serious nature of those injuries, especially when the injury occurs to a player’s head and/or brain.
When shopping for clothing, household goods, groceries, etc. or frequenting restaurants, most people do not expect to encounter any dangerous situations; but they often do. Slip and fall and other injuries account for many personal injury claims as the result of accidents at stores and restaurants.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 NBC-2 News reported that a Seattle, Washington-based helmet company, VICIS, just released its new football helmet which the company says may be the safest in the world in protecting football players from brain injuries.