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.

Injured brains may age more rapidly, study shows

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

California residents who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may have health problems for years afterward or even for a lifetime. A study that was recently published suggests that injured brains may also show signs of premature aging.

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

As many California residents may know, traumatic brain injuries might cause varying degrees of disability. Recovering from such injuries may take months to years and, for some victims, extensive rehabilitative effort is necessary. Traumatic brain injury affects about 2.5 million individuals annually in the United States due to falls, motor vehicle accidents, blunt trauma and violence. The types of brain injury range from a contusion to brain tissue destruction. This may result in cognitive or physical defects.

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.

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.

TBIs and communication issues

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

A traumatic brain injury can be one of the most devastating injuries that can befall a California resident. The hurdles involved before regaining full function, if such function is even possible, can be formidable.

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.