If you think that the world can sometimes be a lonely place, imagine that one day you were on top of the world—recently married, a promising writing career, family was healthy— and out for a bicycle ride on beautiful day.  Then a collision with a motor vehicle catapults you to the pavement, and you sustain life threatening… Read More

    Traumatic brain injuries are heterogeneous. That means that symptom burden and outcomes depend upon multiple variables relating to the cause of the injury, the amount of force that caused the injury, the extent of rotational forces causing the injury, the areas of the brain suffering acute and secondary injury, the scope of physical,… Read More

  A “concussion” is a brain injury, and even a mild concussion can have serious ramifications for individual long-term well being. At the acute injury stage, which is often in the Emergency Room, health care professionals try to balance the discussion, avoiding a diagnosis of “brain injury,” but the reality is that no one knows… Read More

Following head trauma, there is often good reason to counsel patients about driving. Not surprisingly, the array of cognitive deficits that may be present can increase the risk of injury to the brain injury survivor as well as passengers, pedestrians and other drivers. In our very mobile society, following injury there will inevitably be both… Read More

 Persistent post-concussion symptoms are often posited as a mystery by some healthcare providers. And in the context of litigation, the familiar refrain from defense “so-called” experts is that the typical period of spontaneous recovery for mild traumatic brain is three months, and that to the extent that symptoms linger beyond that, it is often attributable… Read More

Head injury exists on a continuum that ranges from a bump on the head to death. At the most trivial end of the spectrum, we’ve all smacked our heads on something and wound up with a lump that disappears gradually without any lasting consequence. (See #1 & 2 below.) At the other end of the… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) is a major health concern for children. Research on the short-term neurological effects of brain injuries has been substantial. Unfortunately, the studies regarding the consequences of pediatric TBI is limited, and thus data on longstanding benefits from interventions is as well. Erroneously, parents, educators and many health care providers measure recovery based upon… Read More