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Co-occurring Injuries Involving Headache – Is It All Related to the Spine? Is It a Concussion?

It is common to find that trauma involving the upper body results in injury to not only the neck (cervical spine) but also the head. It is now universally recognized that a concussion – regarded by many as the least serious form of brain injury, can occur in the absence of a loss of consciousness. As well…

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Stamford Health System and Stamford Hospital Cashing in at the Expense of Your Concussion

It’s a shame that that so much of medicine has become “about the money.” This has become particularly true in the area of concussion and traumatic brain injury. It is not just here in Stamford, but also in Fairfield County, throughout the state, and across the United States. In Fairfield County, hospital networks have gobbled up medical practices.…

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Why Is It Important To Contact An Attorney Or Other Qualified Experts In TBI Cases?

How Important Are Specialists and Experts in These Cases for Attorneys and Clients? In traumatic brain injury cases, specialists are extraordinarily important; the specialists can be both treating specialists as well as retained expert witnesses. In reality, healthcare providers offer opinions, and healthcare providers who offer opinions are experts. They may not be retained experts,…

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Questions & Answers About Personal Injury

How Do Traumatic Brain Injury Cases Proceed In Court? Is There a Statute of Limitations on These Types of Injuries? Yes, and the statute of limitations will vary from state to state. In Connecticut, that statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury in almost all cases involving traumatic brain injury.…

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What Legal Claims Are Made In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases?

What Type of Legal Claim Can A Person Bring against Someone? The most typical claim that is made in the context of a traumatic brain injury is a negligence claim, i.e. someone who suffers a brain injury caused by an automobile crash; a pedestrian injury; or as a result of a trip and fall or…

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How Are Traumatic Brain Injuries Diagnosed And What Is The Treatment?

How Can These Injuries Be Diagnosed, Especially in Terms of Filing a Claim? Here’s how it’s done from both a medical and a legal standpoint for that purpose: Legally, attorneys don’t make the diagnosis, but it’s often the case that healthcare providers in general are poorly trained and educated to make these diagnoses. That’s true…

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What Are Some Common Symptoms In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases?

What Are the Symptoms of Someone Who Has Endured a Traumatic Brain Injury? One of the complicating issues in these types of cases is the fact that lots of the symptoms experienced by folks who suffer head injuries are non-specific, meaning they could be symptoms of other conditions. In fact, many TBIs co-occur with other…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injuries

What Are Some Common Misconceptions And Misunderstandings People Have about Brain Injuries? One misconception is that an injury to one area of the brain won’t impact other areas of the brain. The circuits, including degree of interconnectedness within the brain, are way too complex for there to be such discrete and isolated injury. Another misconception…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Are There Different Categories or Classifications? A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”), sometimes called an “acquired brain injury,” is an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. A traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden “external force” strikes the head or causes rapid movement with sudden deceleration. A…

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What Are Some Things to Know Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury Cases?

What Is the Current Frequency of Traumatic Brain Injury in the U.S. ? That’s a question that doesn’t really have a simple answer. There are various classifications of traumatic brain injury, and classification is determined by the acute injury circumstances. Was the victim of the traumatic brain injury rendered unconscious? Did they have amnesia, and…

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