Terms like jumbo shrimp, boneless ribs, awfully pretty and cold sweat are considered oxymorons — words that contradict themselves.  Mild traumatic brain injuries are another of those terms. If you take anything from our brain injury lawyer blog, make it to always treat a head injury as a serious injury.  Even though the term mild…

State lawmakers across the country are attempting to make changes in the way concussions are dealt with at the youth and high school levels.  The amount of sports-related brain injuries, namely concussions, has been rising in recent years, and many lawmakers believe change is necessary. In Idaho, state lawmakers have proposed a law to change…

“…[T]his is so important an issue that if we can possibly avoid just one concussion, we should do this,” the National Hockey League (NHL) for operations spokesperson has gone on record saying. This comes in the wake of the NHL working to change league rules about headshots that blindside players and give them massive brain damage, writes…

Diagnosing concussions tends to be difficult for the average person, the coach of a sports team or medical personnel without the proper equipment.  Not everyone is walking around with a CT scanner or an MRI machine in their back pocket. Doctors at the University of Michigan have developed a simple test to diagnose concussions.

Our brain injury lawyers try to be as informative as we can when it comes to teaching the average Joe or a high-profile athlete about the likelihood of a brain injury and how serious they are.  The people at the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) want to communicate that same message, and that’s why…

Young athletes are under a lot of pressure to perform and succeed when they play.  Sometimes, these athletes play through injuries because the phrase “toughen up” may be used by parents or coaches.  Any athlete playing with a concussion, however, is at risk of extreme danger and harmful injuries. Concussions occurred in 137,000 young athletes…

States across the country are considering making stricter laws to keep young athletes from playing sports following a concussion.  After Washington state set the bar, and every other state is following with strict laws to prevent traumatic brain injuries in youth sports. In Missouri, state lawmakers want to pass a law mandating that young athletes…

The National Football League and other governing football bodies has come under scrutiny of former players and parents who want there to be more guidelines when it comes to dealing with concussions in players. Several players and doctors have come forward with their experience on how sports-related brain injuries were diagnosed and treated within the…

About six states are proposing new laws that would make restrictions on young athletes returning to play after head injuries tougher.  These laws are spawned by increasing attention being paid to the issue in the NFL. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, estimations for the number of sports and recreation related concussions in…

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine has a growing list of current and retired NFL players who volunteered to donate their brains for research in brain injury treatment and prevention.  These NFL players are stepping up to help doctors and scientists with a problem that is not just…

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