Brain Injury

Increase in Trauma Treatment Centers May be Partly Responsible for Decrease in Fatality Rates

by Staff | July 17th, 2015

The sheer nature of accidents dictates that when they occur, it’s almost inevitable that injuries will be involved. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death among people under age 45—a demographic especially prone to accidents. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that some experts say the best way…

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Preventing Motor Vehicle-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Staff | July 11th, 2015

It’s estimated that roughly 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those victims, roughly 280,000—or 20 percent—suffer their brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle crash, making car accidents the second leading cause of head trauma in the U.S. today. A brain injury occurs when the head is jarred…

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New Study Aims to Help Reduce Traumatic Brain Injury Counts in Athletes and Soldiers

by Staff | June 26th, 2015

Two of the most common victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) today are soldiers and athletes. Concussions have risen in high school athletes by as much as 200 percent over the past decade and a similar increase has been reported in collegiate and some professional sports as well. Furthermore, around one-third of soldiers returning from…

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Terre Haute Brain Injury Lawyers Discuss New Law That Would Change Athletic Policies

by Staff | March 20th, 2015

March has been named Brain Injury Awareness Month across the United States. So, our Terre Haute brain injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to do our part to contribute to the cause by discussing one of the most common contributing factors in brain injuries among children and adolescents—athletics. Thousands of sports-related…

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Getting What You Need If You’re a Veteran Suffering From a Brain Injury or PTSD

by Staff | January 9th, 2015

As more and more soldiers return home from the battlefield, many continue to fight a different battle. They struggle to overcome the injuries and medical conditions that now plague their lives. Common Medical Conditions Among Veterans Two of the most regularly reported medical conditions among soldiers and veterans are Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic…

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What Effects Do Helmets Have on Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

by Staff | October 15th, 2014

The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that 1.4 million citizens of the United States will suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) this year. One of the best ways to prevent this type of injury is to wear a helmet when engaging in risky activity, such as riding a bike or playing contact sports. But it’s important…

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What Effects Do Helmets Have on Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury?

by Staff | October 15th, 2014

The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that 1.4 million citizens of the United States will suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) this year. One of the best ways to prevent this type of injury is to wear a helmet when engaging in risky activity, such as riding a bike or playing contact sports. But it’s…

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New Technology Helps Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries on Football Fields

by Staff | August 27th, 2014

Football can be a fun and entertaining pastime, but playing the game comes with inherent dangers. One of the most significant risks a football player faces is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimate as many as one in five high school and collegiate football players will suffer at least…

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New Brain Injury Treatment Stirs Controversy

by Staff | July 16th, 2014

The sooner a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is treated, the higher the likelihood of the patient having a full recovery. A new drug is showing potential in helping TBI victims recover from their injuries, but testing the medication has raised ethical questions in the medical community. The drug, known as tranexamic acid, is used in…

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Five Facts for Brain Injury Awareness Month

by Staff | March 26th, 2014

The Brain Injury Association of the United States of America states the risks of suffering a brain injury do not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, anytime, and anywhere. That is why the organization is working to raise awareness by naming March Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Terre Haute Brain Injury Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark,…

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