The extent of injury involved with a head hit in sports is sometimes not obvious, especially for players wearing helmets. In fact, it often seems the case that team coaches, doctors and trainers are not aware that something might be amiss or that the player who was concussed or sustained another type of brain trauma even needs medical attention. Injured players themselves often remark following an injury that they were unaware of its extent or that they needed to stop participating immediately.
A study just published under the auspices of the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, reveals that it's not all fun and games when it comes to amusement rides, especially for kids.
From being essentially a subject that was out of public view and talked about only in doctors' offices a few short years ago to now being widely reported on in national media stories, head injuries are currently a topic of high prominence across the United States.
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For several years running, Connecticut's Route 1 has had this dubious distinction: It is the state's most dangerous road for walkers.
A story from New York that is garnering national headlines is manifestly illustrative regarding the extent to which an experienced and impassioned attorney can make a material difference in a legal outcome. Because it is immediately relevant to personal injury victims in Connecticut and all other states as well, we provide readers with a summary account of the story.
Head trauma -- especially in sports participants and returned combat veterans -- has been an especially high-profile medical condition in recent years. The personal injury outcomes associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have centered heavily on concussions, given the prevalence of that diagnosis and its growing connection with brain injury.
According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, about 1.3 million people across the country have sustained a paralyzing injury owing to damage inflicted on their spinal cord. Stroke is the most common cause for spinal cord injury (SCI), followed by personal injury of some sort, including sports injuries, injuries suffered in auto accidents, bike and pedestrian accidents and other accident causes.
The adage "one size fits all" might apply to a lot of things in life, but new guidelines issued earlier this week by the American Academy of Neurology make it manifestly clear that a single and overriding approach completely misses the mark when it comes to personal injury outcomes associated with concussions.
A number of Connecticut residents, along with many thousands of other plaintiffs across the country, have in recent years alleged severe personal injury suffered from the use of metal-on-metal hip implants.