Keep Your Kids Safe from Head Injuries While Playing Sports

By JohnBrain Injuries

T-ball, Pop Warner football, AYSO soccer—kids in Texas have a lot of options for going outside and getting active. Encouraging kids to play sports can help them learn sportsmanship and how to be a good team player. But, as sports fans know, the field can be dangerous and child sports injuries are unfortunately a part of life.

Do You Know the Signs of a Concussion?

By JohnBrain Injuries

Back to school season is just around the corner, which means that school and college athletes all over Texas are already hard at work on training for another season of their favorite sports. Every sport poses risk that a player will suffer a concussion. Although this isn’t a reason to keep young athletes from playing, it does require parents, teachers, …

January Is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

By JohnBrain Injuries

Throughout most of the United States, January is one of the snowiest months of the year, making winter sports like skiing and snowboarding popular activities. Even in warmer climates, indoor “winter sports” like ice skating and hockey get many people up and moving during January and February. When they are not practiced safely and with good equipment, winter sports can …

UT Austin Joins National Initiative to Research Traumatic Brain Injuries

By JohnBrain Injuries

The University of Texas at Austin has become one of eleven partner institutions of higher learning to participate in a $17 million study of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The study is being spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Defense, which seeks more information and better treatment options for the many combat veterans who have suffered concussions and other traumatic brain …

Do You Know These Common Signs of Concussion?

By JohnBrain Injuries

Students between the ages of 10 and 19 are more likely to suffer a concussion during a sporting event than from any other source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Younger children may suffer a concussion while playing or riding a bicycle. As recent studies have shown, the risks of a concussion for a growing brain …

Brain Injuries: An Overview

By JohnBrain Injuries

In the United States, almost 100,000 suffer from serious traumatic brain injuries that require medical attention. More often than not, these injuries hinder the individual’s ability to perform routine, everyday activities. Brain injuries can happen as a result of a vehicular accident, slip and fall, and even sporting activities where the head sustains a severe blow. There are two types …

Different Types of Severe Brain Injuries

By JohnBrain Injuries

A brain injury can be caused by different events, but they are all results of heavy trauma that is sustained by the head, whose effects range from mild to extremely dangerous. Some of these events include vehicular accidents, occupational accidents, slips and falls, among others. The injuries sustained in these kinds of incidents are known as traumatic brain injuries. Types …

Judge Thinks NFL Settlement May Not be Enough

By JohnBrain Injuries, Personal Injury

There is a lesson here for anyone who is considering a settlement for injuries they have suffered. How much is enough? Judge Anita Brody refused to approve a settlement in an NFL (National Football League) concussion case. Her concern is that the $760 million that has been offered by the NFL is not sufficient to cover the estimated 20,000 retired …

Man Accused of Murdering Adrian Peterson’s Son Charged with 2nd Degree Murder

By JohnBrain Injuries, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

A grand jury in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has indicted Joey Robert Patterson on the second degree murder of 2 year-old Tyrese Robert Ruffin. It was only recently that NFL star Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings found out that Tyrese was his son. 27 year-old Patterson has been charged with second degree murder and manslaughter. Patterson had been living …

How to Prevent Brain Injuries

By JohnBrain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries occur often and if you are a victim it can dramatically impact your life. The most common causes of TBIs are car accidents, falls, sports injuries and violence. Each year 50,000 people die from brain injuries and 80,000 to 90,000 people experience long term disability. But brain injuries can be prevented. Here are some tips from the …

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