The term "mild traumatic brain injury" can be incredibly misleading, causing enormous suffering and relationship strain on those that suffer from one. I you have suffered a mild TBI, it is crucial to understand that it is a real injury, with very real consequences.
In a recent article on our website entitled "Brain injuries: The mystery and uncertainty surrounding them," we discussed some of the common causes of brain injuries as well as symptoms that may signify that an individual has suffered a brain injury. We also briefly discussed some of the side effects that may result from an injury to the brain, a topic that's worth expanding upon.
FIFA's World Cup drew in viewers throughout the world. The United States team did well this year, making it further than their last appearance in the soccer tournament. Although the sport appears to be gaining popularity, it is receiving some criticism for its handling of brain injuries during the competition.
The connection between sports and brain injuries is not a novel concept. However, most people equate the American style of football to the injury, not the more commonly known version of football played throughout the world: soccer. The World Cup has brought attention to how the sport of soccer is also potentially connected to brain injuries.
A Marine combat veteran from San Diego is currently imprisoned in Mexico. A recent article by Fox News states that the man crossed the border from California into Mexico after he made a wrong turn. He had three legally-purchased weapons in the vehicle at the time he crossed the border. The man is currently in custody since Mexico has laws against carrying weapons over the border.
The school year is nearly at an end. It's a time when spirits tend to run high on college campuses around San Diego and the rest of California. With finals pending or just over, the desire to blow off a little steam is strong, but such conditions can lead to undesirable outcomes.
A veteran of more than 1,000 skydiving jumps died over the weekend in San Diego. The owner of the skydiving company where the man worked says the man might be alive today if he had not opted to make his last jump without the benefit of a computer chip device that would have opened his parachute automatically in an emergency.
Bryan Stow and his family have had their day in one court. They have another yet to come, but it won't be until May. That trial will determine whether and to what extent the Los Angeles Dodgers may be held liable for the permanent brain injury Stow now endures because of a beating he suffered after attending baseball game at Dodger stadium.
This year, much attention has been paid to the head injuries people are suffering when playing sports. NFL athletes are not the only ones who are subject to developing serious brain injuries. Youth athletes and recreational athletes can also suffer life-altering brain injuries after sustaining a blow to the head.
Victims of traumatic brain injuries can experience a number of conditions or symptoms - some of them long-term and others short-term, and some of them that show up right away while others are revealed much later. Because of the varied effects of brain injuries, and the fact that brain injuries are not completely understood by the medical community, it is very difficult to assess the true cost of brain injury treatment. Those who sustain brain injuries in California should always seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and they should also seek legal representation in order to obtain compensation for medical expenses from any responsible parties.