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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.

Some pointers about sports concussion brain injury


Most Virginia residents may have heard of the term sport's concussion, which is actually a brain injury caused by a blow, bump, or a jolt to the head. A concussion may also occur when the body receives a blow, which results in the head moving back and forward. The damage can be serious and may even result in long-term disability. A post from a few weeks back talked about the lawsuit settlement between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and some former players, who suffered on-field concussions.

NCAA settles head injury lawsuit; to fund research program


Many Virginia residents are big fans of college football. Often, college players are as popular as professional football players. However, football is also inherently dangerous for the players. Head injuries sustained during a football game are common. Sadly, many of those injuries result in brain injury, which can lead to long-term problems.

New medicine may be able to help brain injury victims


Virginians may be surprised to hear that traumatic brain injury is the primary cause of death in people below age 40. Brain injury may be caused by a motor vehicle collision, an accidental fall or an injury to the head by any means. When a traumatic brain injury occurs, expedited treatment can be the difference between life and death. To help improve treatment of injuries that cause excessive bleeding, a new medicine, a compound called Tranexamic Acid, is used by the Department of Defense to treat the worst injuries sustained by soldiers. The medication has earned the approval of the FDA, and now one hospital will start using the treatment as part of a study.

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