Category: Brain Injuries

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Most Common Brain Injuries from Medical Malpractice

What are the Top Forms of Brain Injury Caused by Medical Negligence? Brain injuries, whether traumatic or acquired, affect people of all ages, from newborns to senior adults. For example, newborns may suffer hypoxia during labor when the umbilical cord becomes compressed, resulting in brain damage. Likewise, young children can fall and fracture their skull […]

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School Traumatic Brain Injury Program Receives Grant from CDC

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a sizable grant for research centered on a school program for students with traumatic brain injury. The $2.2 million grant will fund researchers from The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) as they study the Central Oregon Return to School program. This […]

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Magnetic Therapy may Improve Function after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion and other mild brain injuries can have lasting effects. These injuries do not discriminate among those whom they impact, occurring in children and the elderly alike. Sadly, a person who suffers a concussion or another mild trauma affecting the brain may experience permanent cognitive impairments, personality changes, differences in behavior, and more. These lasting […]

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Scientific Advancement may Help Predict Brain Health after Stroke

Scientists have developed a brain health index that combines comprehensive brain scan data to better assess brain health and predict cognitive function after stroke. This groundbreaking advancement may be used to identify risk factors for stroke and dementia, as well as to determine the level of brain atrophy after brain injury. The brain health index […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

There are many steps involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey. One of the first and most important steps in the process of filing a medical malpractice claim is called the Affidavit of Merit. An Affidavit of Merit, also known as a Certification of Merit, is intended to demonstrate to the court that […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase Alzheimer’s Disease Risk, Study Says

According to a new study, traumatic brain injuries like concussions may increase a person’s risk for developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The recent research, published in Neuropsychology, sought to determine whether traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness was a risk factor developing Alzheimer’s disease earlier in life. Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute evaluated […]

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Brain Injuries at Birth Linked with Lower Dopamine Levels in Adulthood

Recent research has identified a correlation between brain injuries at birth and lower levels of dopamine in the brain long-term. The study sought to examine chemical changes in the brain for individuals who were born prematurely, as well as those who experienced brain injury during labor and delivery or soon after birth. The results showed […]

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Notable Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements Range from Birth Injuries to Brain Damage

The National Law Review recently examined some of the highest medical malpractice settlements in the last few years, analyzing where these cases occurred and what types of medical injuries resulted from the negligence of doctors and hospitals across the country. The medical malpractice claims involved a variable list of medical conditions and resulting complications, including […]

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Research on Former NFL Players Shows 99 Percent Had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE

New research investigating chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among football players revealed signs of the brain disease in the vast majority of former players’ brains that were studied. The study, entitled “Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football,” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Tuesday, July […]

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