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Recognizing and handling the symptoms of a concussion-Part II


A head injury that leads to a life-threatening concussion was the reason behind the much-publicized lawsuit that former athletes filed against the National Football League. Since then, many people in Roanoke, Virginia, and in the rest of the country have become more aware of concussions. Unfortunately, many people are still unable to recognize the symptoms of a concussion, mainly because the symptoms are either too subtle or they appear after a long time and people ignore them because they do not understand what they are looking at.

Recognizing and handling the symptoms of a concussion -- Part I


Since the much-publicized, multi-million dollar head injury lawsuit filed against the National Football League by former athletes, many people in in Roanoke, Virginia, and the rest of the country, have become conscious about the serious risks associated with concussions. While not all concussions are life-threatening, the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention highlights the fact that the consequences of certain concussions can be severe.

Is someone else's negligence the reason behind your brain injury?


The brain is, undoubtedly, one of the most vital organs in the body. Therefore, when someone suffers a brain injury, the world can come crashing down around that person. People can sustain brain injuries in various ways. For example, newborn babies can show signs of brain injury if the delivery was not done carefully. People can sustain brain injuries while playing sports, as in the case of professional football. Similarly, an auto accident can also lead to a severe and disabling brain injury.

Head injury lawsuit: NFL, players reach $900 million settlement


Many Virginia residents would sympathize with people who have sustained brain injuries. It may take a long time for the victim to recover from a traumatic brain injury. The victim may find it difficult to cope with the necessary medical treatment. The experience also takes a toll on the emotions and finances of the accident victim and the victim's family.

Virginia observes Brain Injury Awareness Month all through March


Brain injuries can often result in major complications for the injured individual. Two of the leading causes of brain injuries in Virginia, as well as other areas in the nation, are car accidents and sports injuries. Many victims of brain injuries incur significant medical bills due to the years of medical care and rehabilitation needed for their treatment.

Brain injury recovery may take six months to two years


Residents of Vinton, Virginia, may sympathize with the people who have suffered brain injuries, as it may take months of years for these victims to fully recover. The treatment period may be difficult for the victim and his or her family both emotionally and financially.

Hockey teams use cloud-based application to detect brain injury


Many Virginians have been following the growing body of evidence that shows the severity of head trauma sustained by certain high-risk populations, including high school athletes, professional athletes, law enforcement officers and military personnel in war zones. Within the United States, the risks of suffering a traumatic brain injury increase with a person's involvement in a contact sport. Regardless of how it is sustained, however, a TBI can lead to various lifelong medical complications.

Brain injury prevented by headgear in Virginia school


Sports are one of the most common factors contributing to head injuries, which can sometimes result in traumatic acquired brain injuries. However, there are various laws and regulations passed by Virginia authorities in order to prevent such head injuries among student athletes.

Identifying and treating traumatic brain injuries in children


Brain injuries in adult patients often can be difficult to identify, diagnose and treat. Cases of brain injury involving children can be even harder to determine. Whether in Virginia or elsewhere in the country, such injuries can permanently disable or even kill a patient. Knowing what to look for in a child can help determine whether treatment for a traumatic brain injury is needed.

How is a Virginia veteran's traumatic brain injury handled?


Often, in the aftermath of a Virginia accident, it can appear that the victim is physically unharmed. In the past, it might have been presumed that such a person was indeed unaffected by the accident. But, it is now a common practice to examine the individual because the person may have suffered some sort of closed brain injury, which is rarely apparent on the surface. This is a common reaction from whiplash of the neck.

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