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Category Archives: Head/Brain Injuries

Teacher Suffers Serious Head Injury in Skateboarding Accident

Parkwood Baptist Church members are rallying for a teacher and member of the Gaston County community who was in critical condition after a skateboarding accident left him with a severe brain injury. The husband and father reportedly fell off a long board and sustained injuries, resulting in pressure in his skull. Doctors remain hopeful after… Read More »

Study Finds No Safe Amount of Alcohol Use After a Concussion

Recent research performed by Suzanne G. Martin PsyD of MPH Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center indicates that there is no safe amount of alcohol use following a concussion. According to the study, more and more studies are showing that alcohol and other recreational drugs can have particularly harmful effects toward people who have suffered brain… Read More »

Recent Study Confirms Importance of Barring Young Athletes from Competition Until Completion of Recovery

Catastrophic injuries and accidents can devastate victims — or even cost them their lives — whether in North Carolina or anywhere in the United States. These injuries can happen to anyone at any time. However, perhaps the most tragic cases involve children who lose the full promises of their futures because their schools returned them… Read More »

End Game: NFL Settles Concussion Lawsuit

In August, the National Football League (NFL) settled a class action lawsuit with some 4500 players over injuries allegedly suffered during years on the football field. While the $765 million settlement is a positive step, it is cold comfort to athletes and families whose lives and potential were cut short by injuries that might have… Read More »

How to Respond to a School Concussion

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 11:25am PDT A concussion comes from a head injury that jars the brain, causing slight head trauma and a headache. This can be a serious injury, or the child might recover in a day or so. Regardless of the severity, your child’s concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury and… Read More »

Hotel Guest Dies After Falling Four Floors

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 2:45pm PDT On October 30, 2010, a severely intoxicated event guest at the Palmer House Hilton tragically fell to her death when she attempted to slide down a staircase banister. The accident took place during a Halloween party that the hotel was hosting, called “Haunted Hotel Ball,” which she attended… Read More »

The Causes & Effects of a Brain Injury

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 3:45pm PDT Unfortunately, the number of people that sustain a serious brain injury each year remains at an astounding rate. Statistics show that around 1.4 million people suffer a brain injury each year in the United States, and that around 5.3 million suffer the effects of brain damage. Because of… Read More »

Car Surfing: Injured Teen Warns that Cool Comes with a Cost

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 12:35pm PDT When it is a little too chilly to head to the beach, teens are finding other ways to surf. Recently, a trend called “car surfing” has replaced the waves in the water. To car surf, teens stand in the open trunk or truck bed of a car while… Read More »

Quadriplegic Finally Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement After 18 Years

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 7:05pm PST It’s taken 18 years, but a man who suffered a trampoline injury at his elementary school has finally settled his lawsuit with the Chicago Board of Education and a private youth center. Ryan Murray of Chicago was 13 when he suffered a life-changing injury during tumbling class on… Read More »

Police Officer Suffers Traumatic Head Injury in Motorcycle Accident with SUV

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 1:40pm PST A Florida man has filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of his son, a Cape Coral police officer who was critically injured in an accident involving an SUV. Damien Garcia suffered massive head injuries when his police motorcycle was hit by a Lincoln SUV, driven by Josephine… Read More »

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