How traumatic brain injuries cause damage

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Monday, October 12, 2015.

When California residents think about brain injuries caused by car accidents, they may believe that the brain bounces around inside the skull. However, this is not actually how brain injuries work. A professor at Columbia University stated that the brain has a consistency closer to Jell-O and that when trauma occurs, the brain cells actually warp against the interior of the skull.

Traumatic brain injuries are not always apparent immediately, because it can take some time for the brain cells to die. While there is no treatment for brain damage once it has occurred, there is a small window of time where further damage can be prevented. Research was being conducted to understand how the trauma actually causes the damage.

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California grandmother in coma after car crash

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

A 55-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Thanksgiving. The woman was struck after pushing her 8-year-old granddaughter out of the car’s path while they crossed the street in Inglewood at a marked crosswalk.

She was taken to UCLA Medical Center where she was in a coma. A family member said that the woman suffered damage to the right side of her brain, and her prognosis was uncertain. The 8-year-old suffered a leg fracture and was also treated before being released. Family members say that she has experienced recurring nightmares since the accident occurred.

The dangers of concussions

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Many California parents hear about how dangerous concussions can be in professional sports, and they are warned about the dangers in child sports as well. However, some of them may not fully understand what a concussion is, how it happens or why it is dangerous.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion is a kind of traumatic brain injury that occurs after a blow, bump or impact to the head or to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull. The organization reports that about 175,000 kids receive emergency room treatment for concussions every year due to sports, including basketball, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer and wrestling.

Another high school football player seriously injured

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Monday, November 9, 2015.

Another high school football player has been seriously injured while playing football, this time in California. The incident occurred on Oct. 23 during in the third quarter in a game between Riverside Poly and Moreno Valley Rancho Verde high schools.

News sources indicate that the player, an 18-year-old senior safety, suffered a hit and then collapsed on the sidelines after stumbling off of the field. His stepfather reportedly said he appeared to be suffering from concussion-like symptoms, and the athletic staff called an ambulance.

How traumatic brain injuries cause damage

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Monday, October 12, 2015.

When California residents think about brain injuries caused by car accidents, they may believe that the brain bounces around inside the skull. However, this is not actually how brain injuries work. A professor at Columbia University stated that the brain has a consistency closer to Jell-O and that when trauma occurs, the brain cells actually warp against the interior of the skull.