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Reviewing the Glasgow Coma Scale

Immediately after learning that your loved one has experienced a brain injury in New York City, your first question is likely to be to what extent can you expect him or her to recover. While providing you with a definite answer may be impossible, the clinicians that treat him or her may be outline certain clinical indicators that can at least offer you an idea of what to expect. Why is such information important in the moment? As many of those that we here at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can attest to, knowing that may influence your actions when dealing with the aftermath of your loved one's injury. 

Common types of brain injuries

Any accident can be frightening, but a brain injury is an entirely different story. Even a small concussion can have hidden dangers that can expose themselves over time. While most New York residents know that a brain injury of any kind can be crucial, few know the various types of injuries and the short- and long-term effects they can have on an individual's life.

What is post-traumatic amnesia?

New York residents who get into accidents involving the head, skull, or brain, may experience something called post-traumatic amnesia. This is a type of memory loss brought on specifically by trauma to the head, which can result in bruising within the brain and other related injury.

Thrills, chills and action sport accidents

It is a form of exercise, a popular sport and a way of life. It is also a common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Skateboarding has long been a favorite pastime for individuals young and old, but the risks that come with the activity can be devastating. And while helmet use is encouraged in all action sports, it is not always a practiced safety method. New York, like many other states, sees an alarming number of skateboarding accidents each year. Is there a better way to broadcast the importance of skateboarding safety, or will the stubbornness of risk takers allow the TBI trend to continue?

Returning to work after suffering a brain injury

After having suffered a traumatic brain injury and worked your way through the recovery process, on if your first goals may be to return to work. If you are able to do so, count yourself fortunate; many of those that we here at Rosenbaum and Rosenbaum, P.C. have worked with after sustaining similar injuries are never able to resume their careers. Yet few brain injuries fail to produce at least some lasting effects. These problems may affect your ability to do your job in the same manner you once did. Is an employer required to by sympathetic of that?

How are mild brain injuries detected?

If you have ever been in a serious car accident, minor fender bender or hit your head after falling, you may have received a traumatic brain injury. In some instances, however, you may not have known that you injured an area of your soft brain tissue. While some people experience immediate effects of brain damage, others don’t notice the signs for days, weeks or even months after the accident occurred. Obtaining immediate medical attention is crucial to repairing the damage that has occurred in the brain. Although severe brain trauma causes the most significant brain damage, even mild brain damage can have long-lasting cognitive damage that can affect you for years to come.

Clinical trial tests Progesterone to treat severe TBIs

A TBI (traumatic brain injury) is a severe injury to the brain. It is defined by major damage to a person's brain that can result in decline in memory, cognitive function and neurological operations. Severe TBIs can substantially reduce the future well-being of the victim and even leave them dependent on outside care and machines. As such, many doctors are devoted to finding ways to treat victims of TBIs and to help them regain full function of their brains.

Traumatic brain injuries and slip and falls

Slip and falls are a deceptively innocuous name for a very active area of litigation. Slips and trips may not sound dangerous but many people, under the right conditions, suffer catastrophic injuries to their back, neck, and brain due to slip and falls. This post will go over the potential brain injuries you could suffer from a trip and fall.

Medical malpractice and cerebral palsy explained

Cerebral palsy does not reference a particular condition or illness; it refers to a collection of disorders that affect a baby's brain and nervous system. Cerebral palsy affects the brain function and bodily movement of its victim. Cerebral palsy is a condition that arises either during or immediately after delivery. This post will go over cerebral palsy and its connection to medical malpractice.

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