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Concussion Signs & Symptoms

Each year, an estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur as an isolated injury or with other injuries, according to the CDC. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects the way that your brain functions. The effects […]

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Consolidated Head-Injury Claims Against NFL

Several lawsuits involving thousands of former NFL players that have been touched by concussions and brain injuries have now been consolidated into one master complaint, wetting up a huge case…

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Bicycle Helmets Recalled Due to Risk of Head Injury

Triple Eight Distribution, has issued a recall of bicycle helmets for children and youth, because they failed to comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers are at risk…

The Legal Examiner

Soccer Moms and Dads beware: Heading soccer balls could lead to brain injury

A new study shows that amateur soccer players who frequently “head” a soccer ball are at risk for brain damage.

Heading is a technique in which a soccer player intentionally uses…

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Injuries to Infants Continue Due to Falls from Bumbo Baby Seats

Parents are being urged to never place Bumbo Baby Seats on high surfaces because infants have fallen from the seat and suffered skull fractures and other injuries.

To date, Bumbo…

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High School Football Player Dies After Suffering Head Injury

A fatal head injury claimed the life of a high school football player during a varsity game in central New York, according to school officials. He was only 16.

A lineman on the visiting team…

The Legal Examiner

CDC Reports 62% Increase in ER Visits for Children’s Athletic Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

October 11, 2011

A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that emergency room visits of persons under age nineteen for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from…

The Legal Examiner

After Traumatic Brain Injury, Increased Risk of Stroke Even Five Years Later Study Finds

July 31, 2011
A new study found that people who suffer a traumatic brain injury are at significantly higher risk of having a stroke than those without, and that the risk can linger long…

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Student Concussion Rules Passed In New York

New York lawmakers have passed new rules for treating and monitoring student athletes that suffer concussions.
The new rule – starting July 1 – requires immediate benching of any student…

The Legal Examiner

Study Finds Cell Phone Use Stimulates the Brain

February 24, 2011
Government researchers have found that cell phone use affects the brain in the region closest to the antenna, but the long-term effects remain unknown.
A new study entitled…