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Study examines complications for head injury victims

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on June 25, 2015

Traumatic brain injury does not simply affect the injured person in the short term. According to a recent study, it can also lead to long-term problems and early death. Based on research from two universities in Scotland, there has been a higher rate of death and morbidity for those who suffered brain trauma within the…

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Minor bumps can cause serious brain trauma

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on June 18, 2015

Louisiana athletes at all levels may be aware of the increasing cautions taken when head injuries occur during sports activities. Careful evaluation of symptoms has become an important part of the protocol after an athlete takes a blow to the head. However, it is equally important to recognize that injury can occur without any blows…

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Study of NFL players links concussions to cognitive impairment

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on June 09, 2015

Athletes in Louisiana should know that those hard hits on the field might take a toll on their brains. A recently-published study tested the memory performance of retired NFL players with histories of concussions along with measuring their hippocampal brain regions. The researchers compared 28 retired athletes to a control group of 27 people. Some…

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Common causes of fatal accidents in Louisiana

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on June 03, 2015

According to a study by the Auto Insurance Center, the number one cause of fatal car accidents in Louisiana between 2009 and 2013 was operating without required equipment. The study was based on information gathered over that period by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatal Accident Reporting System and looked at the main causes…

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