Facts for Californians with mild traumatic brain injury

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Mild traumatic brain injury often occurs in people who have lost consciousness and develop structural abnormalities in the white matter of the brain. Diffusion tensor imaging is used to measure the type and extent of damage to the brain. California residents who have served in the military may have suffered blast-related TBI, which might stem from improvised explosive devices.

Post-concussion syndrome in patients without head injuries

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Researchers have been looking for answers regarding post-concussion syndrome for years. California doctors and patients alike may want to learn of a study that has discovered an explanation for why people experience incapacitating symptoms of post-concussion syndrome whether they have a small head injury or not.

Injured passengers seek damages in California crash

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Two people who were injured in a crash in Oxnard on Feb. 24 are seeking damages in relation to the incident. The crash involved a Metrolink commuter train and a pickup truck that was left abandoned on the train rails.

The effects of a mild brain injury

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Monday, December 29, 2014.

California citizens who have suffered any sort of head trauma or injury may be at risk of a Mild Brain Injury. They are differentiated from Traumatic Brain Injury in the severity of the wound that caused the injury but not the extent or the effect. A MBI has the potential to be as extensive or debilitating as a TBI.

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.

California legislature passes bill to prevent brain injuries

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Brain injuries can occur at any age from a variety of causes. But brain injuries in children may be particularly concerning. Since brain development is not fully completed until adulthood, younger victims of brain injury can suffer a number of long term cognitive and behavioral issues that might not manifest in older individuals.