Brain Injuries

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Parents expect that their children will be in a safe environment when they’re at school, but it appears that at one Long Island middle school, the administration didn’t do nearly enough to keep their students safe. A new lawsuit filed on Sept. 3 against the Northport-East Northport Union Free School…

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The True Tale: At a young age children are precocious. With unlimited energy they run around a small apartment as if competing in the NYC Marathon. Each corner is a new adventure! Each window sill a place to rub with little fingers! Each door to be swung open and shut…

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The True Tale: At age 62 she was a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. Having worked most of her life, she was looking forward to the joyful years ahead. Retirement years! Travel years! Happy years! Years well-earned! Isn’t that what most want? Isn’t retirement the goal that satisfies those who…

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In a car accident, occupants inside the vehicle may strike their head on the steering wheel, dashboard, window, or another surface. They may also experience a sharp neck movement called whiplash. Either of these violent events could easily result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI damages brain tissue and…

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Sometimes a mother just knows. Though there are certain complications which indicate that a birth injury may have occurred, such as the baby being born gray or blue, or indications the umbilical cord may have strangled the child, or a prolonged and difficult birth with changes in fetal heart rate,…

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Anoxic brain injuries occur as a result of oxygen deprivation during the birthing process. There are a number of reasons a child might suffer anoxia or hypoxia, including strangulation by the umbilical cord or birth trauma. Though there is often little the delivery team can do to prevent the initial…

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Though almost everyone understands the danger of oxygen deprivation to the human brain, many are not aware of just how quickly damage can occur in the event of anoxia. Anoxia is differentiated from hypoxia in that anoxia is a complete oxygen deprivation, where hypoxia is simply diminished oxygenation. Anoxia is…

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Epilepsy is a neurological condition that results in seizures, sudden electrical signals in the brain that result in loss of function and in many cases loss of conscious control of the body. Seizures can happen at any time and in any place, though certain stimuli, such as flashing lights, are…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are common injuries sustained by millions of Americans each year. TBIs can be caused by any type of blow to the head, by force to the body that causes the brain to rattle around in the skull, or by incidents that result in decreased blood flow…

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