brain injury News

Most Traumatic Brain Injuries in U.S. Kids Linked to Consumer Products

The majority of the more than four million traumatic brain injuries in kids treated in U.S. emergency rooms involved consumer products, a new study suggests. Brain injuries in younger children were tied to products such as beds and flooring, while …

Brain Injured Woman Sues After Dollywood Theme Park Ride Fall

A woman’s brain injury from a headfirst fall from a ride at Dollywood was caused by a mix of sleet and rain that made the ride “dangerously slick” and a lack of adequate safety measures, according to a lawsuit against …

Brain Injury Researcher Faults NFL Concussion Deal

A researcher studying the brains of former athletes with traumatic brain injuries opposes the plan to settle NFL concussion claims. Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University says many of the 76 deceased players with the brain decay known as CTE …

Texas County Reaches $775K Deal in Taser/Brain Injury Case

Bastrop County in Texas has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said …

Florida Girl Injured by Swing Set in 2007 Dies

A Manatee County girl who was critically injured when a swing set fell on her has died. WFLA reports that 8-year-old Lexi Antorino has lived in a semi-coma since the accident happened in 2007. She died Monday. The Palmetto,Fla., girl …

Concussion Group Helps Teens Connect Through Catastrophic Head Injuries

Katie Mueda’s life changed in an instant in 2011. One minute she was on the soccer field, and sports were her life. The next, a ball collided with her head, spelling the end of contact sports for the now 16-year-old …

Study Finds Little Evidence to Support a Link Between Sport Concussions and CTE

It’s been widely reported that football and other contact sports increase the risk of a debilitating neurological condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). But in the journal Neuropsychology Review, researchers are reporting only limited evidence showing a link between sports …

Brain Still Injured from Concussion After Symptoms Fade

After a mild concussion, special brain scans show evidence of brain abnormalities four months later, when symptoms from the concussion have mostly dissipated, according to research published in the November 20, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of …

Southwest Indiana Jury Sides With Couple in Malpractice Suit

A southwestern Indiana jury has sided with an Evansville couple who accused a local hospital and a doctor of causing their 9-year-old daughter’s severe brain injury and cerebral palsy. The Vanderburgh Circuit Court jury ordered St. Mary’s Medical Center and …

Boogaard Family Sues NHL for Son’s Death

The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for …