Brain Injuries

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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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A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is always devastating for the individual who suffers the injury. These injuries tend to affect a person’s moods, daily living skills, and the ability to hold a job. Relationships are drastically changed, as the person with the brain injury sometimes cannot manage the same responsibilities….

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Determining the extent of a disability can be difficult. Though there are a variety of tests, including physical, mental, emotional, and neurological benchmarks, figuring out the exact limitations for any particular person is still an arduous process, particularly for the person being assessed. Being put through a battery of assessments…

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