A surprising number of people in Virginia and across the United States receive brain injuries every year. From serious car collisions to slip-and-fall accidents, any sudden impact to the head may cause damage to the soft tissue of the brain. In some cases, people are able to see immediate signs of brain trauma, such as dizziness, tingling in the extremities, seizures and even difficulties seeing and/or hearing. There are other situations, however, where injured people may not know that they have brain trauma until weeks, even months after the accident occurred. Even though mild brain trauma may not present these harsh side effects, studies show that slight damage to the white matter of the brain can still have long-lasting effects.
If you have a family member who recently suffered a serious head trauma in Virginia, you may be just starting to realize how much your own life will change. Whether temporarily or long-term, you will be making adjustments for your loved one’s new needs and limits. Fortunately, the Brain Injury Association of America explains that there are many things you can do to make the transition easier, and even speed along recovery from the TBI in some cases.
Playing high school sports in Virginia provides your teen with the opportunity to learn teamwork and discipline, and typically also improves overall health and fitness. However, the risks for injury are always present. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, we often see devastating results from head injuries to children and teens.
There may be no more traumatic type of injury than one affecting the brain. These injuries can have a devastating impact on victims, and often their lives are never the same.
Floridians obviously avoid head injuries as much as possible. Even just bumping one's head on something can hurt and cause discomfort. However, people cannot always prevent head injuries because they cannot control the actions of others around them. When others are negligent, even the most cautious people may end up in an accident and suffer head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, which can permanently change a victim's life.
Football is a popular activity in Virginia. While the dangers of the contact sport are well-known, increased research regarding the true long-term potential of head injury and its accompanying problems are ongoing to determine how they happen, ways to treat them, and steps to take in preventing them. For those who are playing football or played at some point, knowing the connection between the sport and traumatic brain injury is imperative to understanding how their participation might have led to symptoms and aftereffects of traumatic brain injury.
Every year, people all over the U.S. have to go to hospital emergency rooms because they have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Falls are the leading cause of TBIs, but they can also result from other incidents like motor vehicle accidents. Because TBIs can have such serious ramifications for a person's health, it is critical for doctors and other health care providers to accurately diagnose and treat it.
Brain injuries affect an alarming number of Americans, including many Virginians. These can be debilitating injuries that completely alter a person's life. From inflicting permanent disability, to requiring years of rehabilitation and therapy, a brain injury can be utterly devastating for a victim and his or her family.
For Virginia residents, being involved in an accident can be an emotional and shocking event. Moreover, an accident victim is likely to suffer various injuries throughout his or her body, adding physical and mental pain to their life. When a head trauma occurs, a victim is likely to deal with short-term and long-term effects from a brain injury.
A former wrestler for Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is suing his former coaches, as well as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and Old Dominion Athletic Foundation, due to the lack of care he received following concussions during wrestling practice. In the lawsuit, in which the former wrestler for ODU is seeking $4 million in damages, the plaintiff contends that the lack of medical care he received led to him ultimately suffering from a traumatic brain injury.