Understanding traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, October 3, 2014.

California residents may benefit from learning more about the effects of traumatic brain injury can have on one’s quality of life. Traumatic brain injuries are described as those occurring post-birth due to a forceful impact on the brain that can affect neurological, physiological and psychological functions. Statistics indicate that more than 50,000 people in the United States die from these injuries every year. In California, there are approximately 350,000 traumatic brain injury survivors.

How prominent are traumatic brain injuries?

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

California residents may benefit from understanding more about the likelihood of suffering a traumatic brain injury in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention describes these injuries, known as TBIs, as penetrating head trauma or jolts, blows or bumps to the head that disrupt the brain’s normal functioning. The diagnosis of damage caused by TBI may range from mild to severe. A mild TBI can consist of a concussion or a brief change in consciousness or mental status.

Traumatic brain injuries in California auto accidents

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Many car accidents result in a traumatic brain injury because when the car comes to an abrupt stop, all passengers continue moving forward at the same speed. This may cause the brain to hit the inside of the skull in many cases, resulting in a concussion. This is a closed-head injury because the skull remains intact, and in some instances, it could cause a temporary loss of consciousness or even a coma.