Oct 10, 2017

Do Women Experience Traumatic Brain Injuries Differently Than Men?

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The International Journal of Critical Injury and Science recently reported a clinical study done on the epidemiological consequences of traumatic brain injuries in women and how TBIs on women differ from male TBIs. The studies were conducted in India. Most studies, prior to this Indian female study, have been about men. The study yielded […]

Sep 29, 2017

Photophobia and Traumatic Brain Injury

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A report by Optometry Review published in December 2015 explored common vision problems, especially photophobia, that occur after a traumatic brain injury. The report was prepared by Christopher L. Shur, OD, and several other eye doctors. To determine the severity of at TBI (mild to severe), doctors usually use a Glasgow coma scale. According […]

Sep 21, 2017

Concussions and the Increased Risk of Suicide

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A 2016 study by the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed the effects of concussions on the risk of suicide. Concussions are a possible injury for anyone who suffers a traumatic brain injury due to any type of vehicle accident, sports injury, physical attack, or other trauma to the head. The study was initiated in […]

Sep 7, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Study Concludes an Mild TBI is an Oxymoron

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A 2015 study by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that mild, concussion-type injuries often cause severe cognitive impairments. The study focused on SNTF, a brain protein, which shows in the blood after a victim suffers some concussions.  SNTF “signals the type of brain damage” that is believed to […]

Aug 31, 2017

The Hard Truth: Facts About Comas

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Vehicle accidents often cause Tennessee drivers and passengers to be violently thrown about their car or truck, causing the brain to shake and suffer a traumatic injury. Comas are a potential complication for anyone who suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

According to the Mayo Clinic, a coma is a lengthy state of unconsciousness during […]

Aug 16, 2017

Congratulations, Rocky McElhaney, on Being Selected for Inclusion in the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25!

By |Aug 16, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has always fought to protect the rights and futures of people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. We know what kind of challenges a TBI victim will face on the road to his or her recovery, and how an act of negligence can change a person’s life – and […]

Jul 20, 2017

Why ER Doctors Often Fail to Diagnose a Traumatic Brain Injury

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If a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs at a construction site, in a motor vehicle accident, because a defective product explodes, or due to a workplace accident, the first place most victims go to is their local hospital emergency room. Patients rely on the ER to discover the TBI because early intervention can help […]

Jun 29, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injuries at Tennessee Construction Sites

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from blows and bumps to the head are all too common occurrences at construction sites. These catastrophic injuries can cause permanent brain damage, loss of cognitive function, an inability to communicate, inability to use parts of the body, and lots of physical and emotional pain. Concussions are a common […]

May 23, 2017

Cognitive Challenges for People Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Cognition refers to the thinking process. Whether you are trying to decide whether to have chocolate or vanilla ice cream, or solving quadratic equations, each is a function of cognition. In a brain that has suffered a traumatic injury, cognition or the ability to think and know, act on what you think, remember what […]

May 4, 2017

Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injuries Explained

By |May 4, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) vary significantly in severity and long-term effects. While mild TBIs may only require at-home treatments and rest, more severe conditions often require years of medical treatment and rehabilitation. There are a few ways that doctors might treat you or your loved one if one of you sustains a TBI.

Emergency treatment […]

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