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Types of brain injuries an accident victim could suffer


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.

Former Virginia wrestler sues coaches, alleges 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.

Lawyers help families when loved ones have suffered brain trauma


Learning that a loved one has a brain injury can be overwhelming. A Virginian may wonder how his or her loved one will act, whether he will remember his family and be able to do everyday tasks. A Virginian may wonder if a loved one will be severely incapacitated. As this blog reported in a previous post, it is essential to identify and treat a brain injury as quickly as possible, and yet, even with prompt care, a person may not ever fully recover from a brain injury.

New study reveals significant brain damage in retired NFL players


Brain injuries can happen in many different ways. From a car accident, to an assault, to a sports injury, there are many ways that a Virginian might suffer from brain damage. In recent years, the possibility of head trauma from sports injuries, specifically in football, has gained increased attention.

What are common signs of a brain injury?


The signs and symptoms of a brain injury may vary, and may potentially be confused with another injury. Due to the seriousness of brain injuries, however, it is important to properly identify and treat them as quickly as possible so that a Virginian may have optimal chances of recovery.

Statute of limitations affects brain injury cases


When a Virginian suffers a brain injury, medical attention is likely the first order of business, and it should be. Brain trauma can require major medical care and it is important for an injured Virginian to receive prompt and proper treatment. After receipt of medical care, however, an injured victim and his or her family should not waste time if they wish to pursue a lawsuit, as there are important time limits, known as statutes of limitations, that affect when a victim can bring a lawsuit.

Amnesia poses unique challenges


Many Virginians may be familiar with amnesia due to its common use as a dramatic device in television and the movies. In reality, a person suffering from amnesia, also known as amnestic syndrome, may face a set of circumstances much different from that depicted in the media.

What are the signs of a brain injury in a child?


It is a parent's job to protect his or her child. It is a hard job, though, and sometimes parents in Virginia may not know how best to keep children safe. When a child has suffered a head injury, it is important that parents and other caregivers are on the lookout for possible signs of a serious brain injury.

How are Virginians' brain injuries tested?


A Virginian's brain injury often happens quickly. A high speed car crash or a sudden fall can lead to life-altering consequences. Due to the emergency nature of traumatic brain injuries, it is essential that doctors quickly and effectively assess the nature of a patient's brain injury. They have a number of methods by which to do so.

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