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Traumatic brain injuries and anger

The Virginia health care providers who took care of your loved one after a serious head injury may believe recovery is going well. However, they may not recognize personality differences because they have limited knowledge of him or her. To you, your loved one may seem like a totally different person. We at Cranwell & Moore, P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, have worked with many people whose relatives have suffered long-term damages from a brain injury caused by another's negligence.

Identifying the symptoms of brain injuries

Whether motorists are involved in a catastrophic collision or minor car accidents, they run the risk of receiving a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries occur more often than some people may think. Every day in the United States, 153 people die from injuries involving traumatic brain damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, these injuries contribute to approximately 30 percent of all injury deaths in the country. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries often go undiagnosed as a number of people are not aware of the signs and symptoms, and never receive medical attention.

Tips for preventing a brain injury

Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can be a serious, life-altering situation. Virginia residents should be vigilant and do what they can to prevent such injuries occurring to themselves or to those around them. Brainline.org notes that one of the main causes of TBIs are falls. Other causes include violent acts and vehicle accidents. While many brain injuries are a result of an accident or other unpreventable situation, there are still many things that can be done to prevent them or at least reduce the risk of them occurring.

Even mild brain injuries can cause long-lasting damage

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.

How can you help a family member suffering from a TBI?

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.

When a high school athlete has a concussion

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.

Behavioral and emotional problems associated with brain injuries


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.

New research shows how football and brain injury are linked


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.

New device may help doctors diagnose and treat brain injuries


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.

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