Legal Articles About Brain Injuries and Florida Law

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  • Return to Play Concussion Laws Return to Play Concussion Laws generally contain provisions about removing athletes from play following a concussion, and outlining return-to-play criteria.
  • Post Concussion Syndrome Post-concussion syndrome or PCS is a serious and complex medical disorder that occurs when symptoms persist beyond an average healing timeframe.
  • Post Concussion Neuron Death A recent study broke ground with the discovery that damaged areas of the brain do not all swell, leaving swollen areas or ‘blebs’ as they are commonly called.
  • Recognizing the Common Symptoms of a Concussion Symptoms of concussions are sometimes easy to overlook. It is our hope with this list that you may recognize some of the more common symptoms of a concussion.
  • Myths About Concussions Even though there has been increased coverage about concussions it has done very little to change the wide spread misunderstandings surrounding them.
  • Symptoms Versus Signs of Concussions It is important to understand that there is a difference between signs and symptoms. Signs are easy to spot. Symptoms,on the other hand are not readily visible.
  • Post-Traumatic Narcolepsy 43% of those suffering a TBI complain of developing sleep disorders. Post-traumatic narcolepsy is defined as narcolepsy that develops following a head injury.
  • Stages of Consciousness After a Traumatic Brain Injury A Traumatic Brain Injury can be severe enough to cause a coma. In fact, many comas are caused by head trauma. Find out more about these stages of consciousness.
  • Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries Treatment varies greatly depending on the stage of the injury. The approach taken by doctors months or years after diagnosis of a TBI will be much different.
  • What Affects Your Recovery After a Traumatic Brain Injury? How you live your life, your medical history, your genetic makeup and any prior brain damage all affect your brain and the chances of recovering from an injury.