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The Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Legal Guide

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The Role of the Neuropsychologist in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Over the past few years, Traumatic Brain Injuries have become a hotly contested issue in the sports, medical, and legal arenas. As multi-million dollar sports-injury related lawsuits continue to gain attention in the media, medical and legal professionals continue to research how best to diagnose and prevent brain injuries.
What Exactly is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can be caused by a wide range of incidents, such as; car accidents, falls, assaults, and being struck by an object to the skull. The brain is remarkably complex, and what could seem like a simple accident could have long-lasting effects.
Mild TBI Can Result in Destruction of Soft Tissue
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries affect your life in many ways, but TBI has also been linked to the death of brain tissue after the initial impact. Dr. Sergei Kirov is a neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia Regents University, and his latest work has related to researching the damage that a head injury can cause to the brain in the following hours after the initial impact.
Chiari Malformation: Sudden Onset of Symptoms After Trauma
The Arnold Chiari I Malformation is an often mis-understood condition in which the lowest lying portion of the brain, the cerebellar tonsils, are forced out of the normal place inside the skull. As a result, this part of the brain often compresses portions of the afflicted person's brainstem and [...]
Post-Traumatic Headaches More Common in Mild TBI
The relationship between post-traumatic headaches and the occurrence of a brain injury was long thought to exist but the correlation has now been scientifically correlated. According to a report released by the American Council for Headache Education, it is estimated that over 450,000 new cases of chronic post-traumatic headaches, or PTH, arise in the United [...]
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; Common And Not Mild At All
Mild TBI is a medical industry term used to describe less serious injuries to the brain. Now, it's common sense that any injury to the brain is serious, but the use of terms like mild TBI can be misleading to those suffering from this type of brain injury.
Common misconceptions about traumatic brain injuries
As both a Clearwater personal injury attorney and Florida brain injury attorney, I am often faced with myths regarding brain injuries that have been purveyed by the insurance industry and the defense attorneys they retain. Myth #1: Negative diagnostic tests such as MRI's, CT-scans and PET scans rule out the possibility of a brain injury [...]
Use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) in Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury ...
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) takes place when a direct impact to the head or whiplash mechanism related injury results in trauma to the brain. Every year, millions of individuals in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital.
Whiplash is now attributed to mild traumatic brain injuries
As a Clearwater personal injury attorney and brain injury attorney, I often encounter clients who have suffered significant injuries to the neck which have been diagnosed by their treating physician as suffering predominantly from "whiplash." Automobile accident victims who have suffered whiplash, commonly find it exceedingly difficult to obtain fair compensation, and convince insurance adjusters [...]
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers, we are often retained to represent individuals who have sustained brain injury trauma or closed head injury. A traumatic brain injury can simply be defined as an injury to the brain caused by trauma to the head.

Brain Trauma: Commonly Linked to Depression
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be life changing. A TBI is the medical term for when the brain is injured by force trauma. They can result from the impact of car accidents, bicycle crashes, or any kind of blow to the head. 1.5 million people, not including those in military service, suffer a TBI [...]
Litigating a Brain Injury Case: Overcoming the term "Mild"

A Traumatic Brain Injury can devastate a person's life with severe physical, emotional, and cognitive deficiencies. It is often abundantly clear when a person is suffering from an injury to the brain. Brain trauma will occasionally be seen on standard imaging studies such as MRI's or CT scans. Litigating the Traumatic Brain Injury Case)
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Caring For A Loved One Following A Brain Injury
A closed head injury is a huge concern after any motorcycle or vehicle crash. Even minimal damage to a person's brain can have major psychological, physical and cognitive consequences. Recognizing possible head injury symptoms is extremely important in the hours and days immediately following a hit to the head.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and How Just Following The Guidelines Can Saves Lives
Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, president of the Brain Trauma Foundation said, " Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young people. Developing evidence-based guidelines and putting them into practice to improve outcomes are key priorities for the Brain Trauma Foundation."
Brain Injuries in Adolescents
According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), TBI's are the leading cause of disability and death among children and adolescents in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirm this with their finding that persons are at the greatest risk for a TBI between the ages of 0-4 and 15-19.
The Different Types of Head Injuries
Head injuries can come in a variety of forms, from scalp injuries, such as cuts scrapes or bumps, to skull fractures, hemorrhages and traumatic brain injury. While each is quite painful, we are often concerned with traumatic brain injury due to the lasting effects. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI's) include any type of injury to the [...]
How Do I Pursue a Claim For an Injury to the Brain?
Keys For Dealing With a Brain Injury Claim Know Your Limitations There are many limitations and obstacles encountered by victims of a traumatic brain injury. It is crucial to learn of and document the severity of injury and extent of how it has impacted the life of the victim.
Do I Need to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet when Riding?
On Monday, 52 year old Riki Hanks of Gulf Breeze, Florida lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on U.S. Highway 98. The motorcycle fell on its right side and slid down the highway. Mr. Hanks who was not wearing a safety helmet was thrown from his b [...]
Proper Head Gear For Motorcyclists
As a motorcycle lawyer, it is my goal to educated motorcyclists on safety issues and how to best protect yourself to minimize the risk of sustaining a serious physical injury The single most important aspect of motorcycle safety is the choice and utilization of proper head-gear.
Identifying Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Whiplash
There are several myths surrounding the ever-expanding field of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). One of the most common myths associated with TBI is that they are only caused by a sudden or severe blow to the skull. We see this type of TBI all the time with professional sports athletes, especially in the NFL.
Utilizing Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Illustrate Mild TBI
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very common disorder and affects over one million Americans each year. A recent study has linked mild traumatic brain injury to abnormalities in the white matter of the brain, also known as "potholes".
Diagnostic Studies Utilized In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
A breakdown of the diagnostic studies used to illustrate a traumatic brain injury and closed head trauma. I review the standard MRI of the brain, an MRI with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI), PET CT scan of the brain, SPECT scan and other tests to determine the presence of a brain abnormality.
TBI is Linked to Higher Risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
What is the relationship between a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder? I provide analysis and determine the causal relationship between the two.
Second Impact Injury
As Ryne Dougherty stepped onto the practice field with his football teammates at Montclair High School in New Jersey on September 18, 2008, he was determined to prove to his coaches that he was ready to be a varsity player.
If I have suffered a brain injury, what kinds of treatments are avaliable? | Murphy Law Firm, LLC

Treatment for traumatic brain injuries vary depending on how severe the damage is to the brain. In extreme cases surgery may be an option to stop bleeding.