Category: Brain Injuries
A head injury sustained in a car accident or slip and fall can be more serious than just the immediate trauma. There may be increased risk of future damage in the form of a stroke. According to research done by the University of Michigan Health System, people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be more likely to suffer from a future stroke. The findings of the research were published in the June 26, 2013, online issue of the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
When head injury accidents happen to professional athletes, there are always medical professionals on-scene to assess the medical condition and take action. Would you know what to do if it happened to you or a loved one? What are the signs for which to look to determine whether the situations serious? What if the signs are not immediately apparent?
The recent death of a Florida high school soccer player has sports professionals, spectators, and legislators questioning the duty that an after-school organization has to protect the health of its members.
In the United States approximately 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries (many sports-related) happen each year; many go unreported or are untreated according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Many people "walk away" from vehicle accidents and when asked: "Are You Okay?", would answer "Yes". But this is not always the case.
According to Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P. A., "My client is a woman who received a traumatic brain injury, and a left hip fracture because the door of a boutique retail store had a broken closing mechanism."