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New Brain Measurement Method Could Help Predict the Long-Term Outcome for TBI Victims

While traumatic brain injury (TBI) impacts more than 1.7 million Americans per year, there is still little known about their healing process. In fact, doctors still do not have an accurate way to predict the extent of recovery a patient may experience, or how long it might take to heal fully. That could soon all change, thanks to a new study. What is more, the new information could significantly impact [...]

2017-04-18T08:36:00+00:00April 18, 2017|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

UCLA Biologists Find Head Injuries May Have Serious and Lasting Implications

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that some 1.7 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Science now suggests that those individuals could be at an increased risk for several serious and lasting conditions. Uncovered by biologists at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this revolutionary discovery could one day impact personal injury cases. About the Study Published in EBioMedicine, the [...]

2017-03-16T08:41:00+00:00March 16, 2017|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Brain’s “Helper Cells” Can Turn Toxic After Brain and Spinal Injury

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as brain injuries and spinal injuries, can result in serious, life-long complications. Yet some cases have better outcomes than others. Researchers now believe this may be at least partially attributed to an issue in the brain’s astrocytes - special cells that surround and support neurons. Understanding the Purpose of Astrocytes Astrocytes were once thought to be nothing more than packing cells that support neurons. Yet science recently [...]

2017-02-07T10:07:00+00:00February 7, 2017|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Brain’s “Helper Cells” Can Turn Toxic After Brain and Spinal Injury

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as brain injuries and spinal injuries, can result in serious, life-long complications. Yet some cases have better outcomes than others. Researchers now believe this may be at least partially attributed to an issue in the brain’s astrocytes - special cells that surround and support neurons. Understanding the Purpose of Astrocytes Astrocytes were once thought to be nothing more than packing cells that support neurons. Yet science recently [...]

2017-02-07T10:07:00+00:00February 7, 2017|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Young Adults Who Suffer from a TBI May Be at an Increased Risk for Criminal Activity

Because they are more likely to experience an automobile accident than older drivers, teens and young adults are also more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While most do fully recover, for some, the injury can result in long-term consequences, such as a diminished ability to work, complete school work, or concentrate. Now a new study suggests that teens and young adults with traumatic brain injuries may also [...]

2016-12-06T09:14:00+00:00December 6, 2016|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Researchers to Test New Device that Could “Jump Start” the Brains of Comatose Patients

Each year, around 1.7 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of those, 275, 000 are hospitalized for serious injuries, such as a coma. Unfortunately, not all of these treated patients will survive. Others may be stuck in a vegetative state for much – if not all – of their lives. A new device, which was recently used to stimulate the brain of a comatose patient in California, [...]

2016-08-30T10:24:00+00:00August 30, 2016|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Knowing How to Recognize Early Signs of TBI Key to Effective Treatment

Each year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans experience a concussion. These injuries, otherwise known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are usually caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head and range in severity from “mild” to “severe.” Lasting effects may include memory problems, mood swings, vision problems, and more. Moreover, these effects can linger for months, years, or even the remainder of a victim's life. However, improved outcomes [...]

2016-06-16T15:24:07+00:00June 16, 2016|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Long-Term Sleep Problems

Each year, approximately 17 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Around 80 percent of sufferers will be treated and eventually released, but they often continue to experience long-term symptoms. Brain injuries that involve emotion, thinking abilities, language, and sensation are well-recognized. However, researchers now believe that they may have uncovered yet another residual symptom—one that could actually exasperate the other, more known symptoms. TBI and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness [...]

2016-05-26T15:30:09+00:00May 26, 2016|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Alzheimer Plaques in Recent Study

Once thought to be mostly a minor injury that required only a few weeks of healing, head injuries are now known to have effects that can last for months, and possibly even the rest of someone's life. A recent study, which found a link to Alzheimer plaques in concussion sufferers, has now been added as a possible consequence of a head injury. The Brain Trauma and Alzheimer's Link Alzheimer's is [...]

2016-03-11T07:00:00+00:00March 11, 2016|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|

Concussions May Cause Blood Flow Irregularities, Even After Symptoms Fade

Concussions—most common among motorcycle riders, contact sports players, and those working in construction, and among those between 18 and 24 years of age—are mild brain injuries caused by bruising, swelling, or tearing of soft brain tissue. Concussions are not limited, though, to the groups of people identified above. An individual who has tripped and fallen may be at risk for suffering a concussion. Similarly, individuals can sustain concussions as a [...]

2015-12-10T07:00:00+00:00December 10, 2015|Wisconsin Brain Injury Attorney|
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