Law Blog - Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyers

What New Treatments Are Available For a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, has become the first military hospital in the world to use a new treatment method capable of detecting and monitoring non-convulsive seizures in patients with a TBI. The new diagnostic tool, also known as continuous electroencephalography (cEEG), has been widely used in civilian hospitals before arriving in Germany. Neurologists at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center claim that cEEG will allow them to treat previously undetected and potentially harmful seizures by digitally mapping the brain during the early stages of trauma. With the ability to monitor seizures as they happen, neurologists can identify and stop the most damaging symptom of a TBI, increasing the likelihood that patients can continue their path to recovery. What Are Common Symptoms of a Brain Injury? A TBI can cause a large variety of symptoms that include behavioral changes, depression, memory loss, headaches and seizures….
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What Can I Do If I Am Injured in a Bus Accident?

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

Four Megabus passengers present during the Chicago crash that injured 18 people have filed a lawsuit against the company. The bus was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago in bad weather when the driver swerved to avoid another car that had already crashed, causing the bus to flip over. An attorney representing the clients is investigating whether or not a malfunction in the windshield wipers led to the crash. Passengers reported hearing the driver complain about the windshield wipers malfunctioning and obstructing his view. The plaintiffs are suing the bus carrier for financial damages and medical expenses incurred in the aftermath of the wreck. More passengers who sustained injuries are expected to file suit. What Are Common Injuries After a Bus Crash or Automobile Accident? Bus crashes, truck crashes and other automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries and death in…
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Are Universities Failing to Protect Athletes From Brain Injuries?

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

According to The New York Times, universities are still falling short in protecting student athletes from brain injuries. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) held its first concussion conference four years ago, but some schools have not done more to improve the situation. Are Schools Supposed to Have Plans For Handling Concussions? Early in 2010, the NCAA required all universities to implement a concussion management plan. If a player showed signs of a mild traumatic brain injury (MBI) the NCAA rules required that he or she immediately be removed from the game or practice. Additionally, the NCAA mandated the universities to educate players and coaches on the signs of a concussion so that they can notify the medical staff of any problems. A study conducted by the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) found that 24 percent of universities do not have a process for educating athletes about concussions. Moreover,…
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