Category: Head Injuries

Alarming New Study on Brain Injuries and Young Football Players

Over the past few years, more information has become available concerning the potential risks to the brain from playing football. Parents are increasingly worried that their children might be at risk for significant brain injury, even in youth football leagues. A new study  published in the journal Translational Psychiatry regarding young football players addresses this… read more

Young boy suffers head injury at a Florida sports park

According to the Brevard County Fire Rescue, on March 14, a child was airlifted to a trauma center after he suffered a severe head injury at the Space Coast Field of Dreams Sports Park in West Melbourne, Florida. No information is available about how the injury occurred or the condition of the child. Space Coast… read more

Florida legislators propose helmet law for skateboarders

Legislators in Florida would like to make it illegal for kids to ride a skateboard without wearing a helmet. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2014, over 100,000 people suffered a head injury from skateboarding. In an effort to decrease that number, Florida legislators are attempting to enact a law that would compel riders… read more

Former Florida NFL players demand workers’ compensation for brain injuries

Over 140 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale against the league regarding brain injuries resulting from playing football. The suit demands workers’ compensation benefits for the traumatic brain injury known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which the players call an occupational hazard of playing football. Symptoms of CTE, a deadly… read more

A promising drug for preventing brain damage in babies

New research indicates the drug erythropoietin may be effective in protecting babies from brain damage. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a dangerous complication that can occur during delivery. Newborns suffer brain damage due to oxygen deprivation in the nervous system, which can cause debilitating birth injuries such as cerebral palsy and even death if left… read more

How a simple fall can lead to serious head injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five slip and fall accidents results in a head injury, broken bones or other serious injuries. Hazardous conditions such as spills on supermarket floors and cracked sidewalks have the potential to cause slip and fall accidents that can lead to significant head injuries…. read more

How parents can prevent children from slipping and falling

Although every parent wants to protect their child from harm, falling down is a natural part of life for active kids while growing up. However, children can also be vulnerable to slip-and-fall accidents that can result in serious injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the most common cause of… read more

Palm Beach County schools lack funds for repairs to prevent slip-and-fall accidents

Schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, are suffering from various maintenance problems that could result in slip-and-fall accidents for students. The district’s schools are struggling to deal with plumbing issues, roof leaks, malfunctioning air conditioners and mold. In 2014, the maintenance department received around 1,300 calls on roofing problems and over 12,000 reports of plumbing… read more

Couple files slip-and-fall lawsuit against Florida resort

A couple from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, sued an upscale resort in Key West, Florida, for premises negligence. They are seeking damages in excess of $500,000. The wife claimed she sustained permanent, life-changing injuries after a slip-and-fall accident at the resort in 2013. The lawsuit was filed against Casa Marina Resort, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Worldwide… read more

Florida Brain Injury Resources

There are a number of resources to consider in the wake of a traumatic brain injury in Florida. Consider these five aspects as you help a loved one cope with serious brain injury: 1. Medical specialists – Seek help from physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. This may include… read more

Dealing with Memory Loss after Head Trauma

Many who’ve suffered even mild brain injuries in traumatic accidents experience cognitive symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is memory problems. Having memory problems can create stress, anxiety, and is simply frustrating. Victims and their families might consider working with a memory specialist, such as a speech therapist or a neuro-recovery professional. Tips for… read more

What Not to Do After a Head Injury

Head injuries often happen in car accidents. The sudden impact of an auto wreck can leave damages to the brain, which, if acute, must be medically treated immediately. These are things you should not do if someone is injured in a Florida car accident, if there are signs of a brain injury: A head wound… read more