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Study shows brain changes from concussions may linger

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 27, 2016

Louisiana residents who receive a concussion may show brain changes months or even years later according to a study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma in July. The study, which was conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, examined 43 student athletes. The 21 athletes in the study who had never had a…

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New research on intravenous drugs for TBI

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 19, 2016

Every year, many people in Louisiana are affected by traumatic brain injuries. A person who is injured in a serious car accident may sustain a traumatic brain injury that leaves them unconscious or paralyzed while an athlete playing contact sports might experience a mild concussion with symptoms like dizziness. Researchers at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical…

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Children and traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 12, 2016

Many Louisiana adults and children alike suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year. In some cases, children who incur traumatic brain injuries do not get the type of care and monitoring that they need. According to a study that was published in the July 2016 issue of Pediatrics , between 1.1 million and 1.9 million children and…

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New intravenous treatments could help Louisiana TBI patients

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 08, 2016

Individuals who have had traumatic brain injuries may soon benefit from new intravenous treatments that are less invasive than traditional treatment options. TBIs range from mild concussions to violent injuries that result in long-term memory loss and other serious health issues. Approximately 2.5 million U.S. patients suffer from TBIs every year. Inflammation and signaling difficulties…

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