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Brain injury patients and practical recovery methods

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on February 04, 2016

Louisiana brain injury victims should be aware of the various things they can do to speed the recovery process. Soldiers are some of the most common victims of brain injury, although many of them may not even remember the explosions and other impacts that led to a concussion. A concussion is any period of unconsciousness…

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Danger of subdural hematomas in the elderly

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on January 13, 2016

Louisiana residents need to be aware that even a simple bump or jostle to their heads may lead to brain injuries. These injuries, called subdural hematomas, are especially common in people who are elderly. Researchers report that the elderly population is especially vulnerable to suffering subdural hematomas because the brain shrinks as people age, pulling away gradually…

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Explosions may cause bubbles to form on the brain

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on December 31, 2015

People in Louisiana who are caught in explosions often sustain traumatic brain injuries. Pressure waves from explosions can damage all parts of the body, but damage to the brain can be particularly severe because the brain doesn’t heal the same way other body parts do. Right now, scientists are not exactly sure how pressure waves…

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Traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on December 21, 2015

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most dangerous injury types that a person in Lousiana may suffer. A TBI may result when a person receives a blow to the head or a penetration that disrupts the normal manner in which the brain functions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs contribute to…

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Concussion risks high for student athletes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on November 30, 2015

Some Louisiana residents may view concussions as relatively minor injuries after when they see that professional athletes with them tend to miss only a few weeks of action, but many medical experts would disagree. The National Football League has received criticism for not making enough of an effort to protect players from the risk of…

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Cheerleaders at risk for suffering brain injuries

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on November 10, 2015

Louisiana cheerleaders are reportedly at risk for serious brain injuries. As cheerleading has evolved throughout the last decade, competitive cheerleaders are being pushed to do more dangerous stunts, tumbling passes and dance motions. In 2013, cheerleading injuries reportedly caused more than half of all major injuries among female athletes. For cheer stunts, one person, called…

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Concussion treatment options for Louisiana patients

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 21, 2015

According to a neurosurgeon from the University of Pittsburgh, those who suffer a concussion should not be isolated during their recovery. He made the statement following a meeting of 37 scientists and others doing research into the issue, which was sponsored by the National Football League. Currently, doctors tend to seclude patients in the days…

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Brain injuries may cause chronic brain inflammation

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 13, 2015

According to a new study, long-term inflammation may be the cause of chronic brain damage and neuropsychiatric problems in people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The authors of the study, which was published in the journal Neurotherapeutics, believe that treating brain inflammation could lead to better outcomes for TBI patients in Louisiana and…

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Researchers look for brain injury treatments

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

When a car accident or sports injury sends someone to the hospital in Louisiana with a traumatic brain injury, physicians have almost no options for preventing brain damage. A Columbia University professor, who studies rat brain tissue in the lab, has stated that currently the best treatment is prevention, but current research that he and…

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Drug may reduce inflammation following a TBI

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on September 23, 2015

Louisiana residents may be interested in a recent study showing that the liver produces a protein that results in inflammation of the brain following a traumatic brain injury. The researchers also found that a drug that is used to treat those who have high blood pressure can block the production of these proteins. When a…

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