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Researchers find connection between TBI and ADHD

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on September 01, 2015

People in Louisiana may be more likely to display symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if they have a history of traumatic brain injuries. A study that was recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that adults with TBI are twice as likely to have ADHD symptoms. Researchers conducted the study between 2011…

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Blood test may improve traumatic brain injury diagnosis

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on August 07, 2015

Emergency room physicians in Louisiana have traditionally faced a dilemma in treating patients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. The symptoms of these injuries can vary from very mild to very severe. Doctors check for bleeding in a patient’s brain, which can be detected in CT scans. Based on the results of a CT scan…

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Traumatic brain injuries and PTSD

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

Many people in Louisiana suffer traumatic brain injuries. When the injury was received during a traumatic event, the person may also develop comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder through which they relive memories of the event over and over again. In order to better understand the neural networks involved in both traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, researchers at the…

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Stroke could hasten cognitive decline over long term

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

Every year, about 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States. However, the authors of a new study say that several million adults survived a stroke in 2010. Patients in Louisiana might be surprised that the researchers also concluded that a decline in cognitive function occurs for six years after a stroke. Previous studies…

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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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Knowing your legal and medical options after a brain injury

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 01, 2014

In so many ways, the things that define you — your wishes, fears, memories, passions, knowledge, love — are all housed in your brain. When someone suffers a serious brain injury, every aspect of that person’s life could be affected. That is why proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation after a brain injury are so important….

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