Law Blog - Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyers

Can Wearing a Helmet While Skiing Prevent TBIs?

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Doehrman Buba

Helmets are an effective way to reduce the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while doing a wide range of activities. Doctors associated with the University of Wisconsin announced that skiers and snowboarders should wear helmets to reduce their chances of sustaining a TBI. Catastrophic injuries while skiing, snowboarding and sledding are nothing new, and they have recently created legal problems for several towns. Some counties have begun to ban sledding activities to reduce the risk of a TBI and possible lawsuits associated with them. How Many TBIs From Winter Sports Happen Every Year? Towns with plentiful snow and a community that regularly partakes in activities such as skiing and snowboarding have to deal with the consequences of TBIs every winter. Every year in Wisconsin, a dozen patients end up at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison with severe brain injuries, and another 50 are admitted to the…
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How a TBI During a Pedestrian Accident Robbed a Young Woman of Her Future

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Doehrman Buba

Pedestrians are sometimes injured or killed because other drivers are not paying attention or because obstacles in the road block their views. One woman in Sonoma, California had her life changed forever after a car hit her as she was walking across a street. According to the family, a car hit their daughter as she was crossing the street with her friends. After the accident, it was discovered she had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The force of the impact was so powerful, that witnesses claim she was thrown almost 40 feet, where she then crashed headfirst into the pavement. After her accident, she remained in a coma for weeks. What Does This Case Say About Consequences Associated with a TBI? The family noted that their daughter, now 20 years old, has been unable to pay her $2.5 million in medical bills. In addition to needing money to cover the…
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Do TBIs Put People at Risk For Suicide?

Posted on February 15, 2015 by Doehrman Buba

Across the country, thousands of football players and other athletes will face the risk of sustaining a milder form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as a concussion. What many of these players and their families may not realize is that concussions can cause more than just immediate symptoms such as drowsiness and memory problems. Long-term effects from sustaining TBIs are becoming more apparent, and recent research has suggested there may be a link between TBIs and the risk of suicide. Unfortunately, there are specific cases where high school, college or professional athletes committed suicide, possibly due to long-term complications of brain injuries. What Kinds of Long-Term Complications Can Concussions Cause? After her son committed suicide at the age of 25, a Wisconsin mom has filed a lawsuit against her now-deceased child’s youth football league, claiming that his symptoms of dementia and depression were a result of brain injuries sustained while…
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