Clearwater Florida Brain Injury Lawyer Library Articles

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  • Brain Injury Caused By a Falling Object Being struck by a foreign object accounts for 16% of all brain injuries. That puts it third only to falls and car accidents.
  • CTE in Athletes Caused by Concussions CTE is a degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of symptomatic concussions and asymptomatic subconcussive impacts to the head.
  • Open Versus Closed Head Injuries In an open head injury something breaks through the skull and enters the brain. Closed head injuries occur when the head suffers trauma without any penetration.
  • Direct Versus Indirect Impacts to the Head Both direct and indirect impacts can cause serious brain damage leading to memory loss, impaired motor and cognitive abilities, headaches and death.
  • Brain Injuries Caused By Blood Clots Signs of a brain blood clot include headaches, dizziness, paralysis, trouble speaking or understanding speech. A blood clot is a mass of coagulated blood.
  • Brain Injuries Related to Hypoxia Cerebral Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen to the brain. The severity of this injury depends on the time the brain went without an adequate supply of oxygen.
  • Diffuse Axonal Brain Injuries Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) is one of the most common types of severe trauma to the brain, occurring in about half of all head traumas.
  • Concussions Are Real Injuries The American Academy of Pediatrics reports a 200% increase in concussions in kids between 14 and 19 years of age over the past decade.
  • Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury Coup contrecoup brain injuries occur when an external force or object hits the head and rocks the brain violently back and forth inside the skull.
  • Brain Injuries | Cerebral Laceration Cerebral laceration means tearing of brain tissue or blood vessels in the brain. It's similar to Diffuse Axonal Injury but affects different parts of the brain.