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.

Researchers say blood test can detect brain injuries

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, May 29, 2015.

People who suffer blows to the head in California are sometimes screened for traumatic brain injuries with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. However, the results of a new study show that CT scans and MRIs may be unnecessary, as a simple blood test could reveal whether or not a person has sustained a TBI after an accident.

Traumatic brain injuries and associated problems

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

Many California residents suffer traumatic brain injuries in accidents every year. The injuries may result over time with swelling or they may be sudden. These injuries may cause many different problems and deficits, some permanently debilitating. The extent of the injury and the location of it determine the severity of the deficits from which a person may suffer.

What kind of damage awards are appropriate after a brain injury?

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, January 9, 2015.

When a California resident suffers a traumatic brain injury in an accident, he or she may be able to recover compensation from the party responsible for that injury. While no amount of damages can truly compensate someone for the serious effects of a brain injury, civil courts may attempt to do so through monetary compensation.

Traumatic brain injury re-hospitalization rates

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, December 12, 2014.

California residents may not realize what the re-hospitalization rates are for patients with traumatic brain injuries: the Brain Injury Association of America estimates that the 20 percent re-hospitalization rate is due to certain causes. In past studies, the Association found that people who had disabilities tended to have higher medical expenses, which challenged healthcare providers to find ways to reduce the overall cost of medical care and rehabilitation afterwards. In an effort to lower costs, the trend was initiated for patients to spend fewer days in medical facilities. Individuals with disabilities are more probable of returning to the hospital.

New research shows that even mild TBI can have lasting effects

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Even though traumatic brain injury, or TBI, affects thousands of Americans every year, it is not fully understood. A great deal of research has been conducted in attempts to shed light on the mysteries of TBI and to promote better patient outcomes for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.