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Promising therapy for traumatic brain injury victims

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on July 22, 2019

An estimated 3 million people in Louisiana and across the United States experience a traumatic brain injury each year. The damage sustained during a traumatic brain injury can cause permanent side effects or death.There are currently no treatment options available…

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Mild brain injuries could lead to mental health issues

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on March 11, 2019

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry links mild traumatic brain injuries with an increased chance of mental health issues. Doctors in Louisiana, as elsewhere, may want to ensure that their patients are monitored for many months after incurring mTBIs as this can ensure the best recovery possible. Researchers at the University of California in San…

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New study aims to help doctors reduce brain injury deaths

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 22, 2019

Physicians in Louisiana face many challenges when treating brain injury victims, especially since traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect each patient differently. This is why the National Science Foundation (NSF) is planning to launch a four-year study to increase efforts to predict short- and long-term outcomes of patients with serious brain-related injuries. Researchers also hope to…

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Researchers link factors to brain injury deaths

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 04, 2018

When someone in Louisiana sustains a serious brain injury, the road to recovery can be a difficult and unpredictable one. In some cases, patients unexpectedly lose their lives several months or years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In an effort to find out why this sometimes happens, researchers looked at factors associated with…

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Activity may be better than rest following brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on September 24, 2018

Normally, someone recovering from a brain injury in Louisiana is advised to rest. However, new research suggests it may be better for people to make an effort to get active again as soon as possible. The conventional approach to recovery following some types of brain injury is to give the brain time to heal naturally…

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Potential brain injury treatment in development

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on September 05, 2018

In Louisiana and across the country, around 8 million people sustain head and brain injuries every year. There are different causes of these traumatic injuries, but motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading factors. Since these accidents are, unfortunately, so common, developing better treatment for brain injuries can make a difference in many people’s…

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Scientists to conduct research on brain injuries in women

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on May 09, 2018

Many women in Louisiana suffer traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, from playing sports, serving in the military or getting in a car accident. However, since the vast majority of TBI research has been conducted on male brains, there is little information available about the ways female brains react to concussions. To address the issue, the…

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Portable scanners can help diagnose brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on April 09, 2018

For people in Louisiana who have suffered a head injury, it is important to obtain a quick and accurate diagnosis of the trauma. Brain injuries can be traumatic or acquired. In general, traumatic brain injury is caused by a force or similar impact. Examples include falls, car accidents or physical assaults. Acquired brain injury is…

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Even mild trauma can cause major brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 29, 2018

Louisiana residents should know that traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of accident-related deaths in the United States. In fact, there are nearly 138 TBI-related fatalities every day. Losing consciousness after a blow to the head is a surefire indicator of brain injury; however, TBIs can be caused by much more subtle events and…

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Brain injuries and colon changes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 02, 2018

Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of brain injuries in Louisiana. Researchers at the University of Maryland have found a link between traumatic brain injuries and changes in the colon that could lead to infection. The researchers examined mice with brain injuries and discovered chronic intestinal changes which were also linked to increased risk…

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