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Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury caused by a blow to the head. It is one of the most common types of brain injuries. TBIs can be acute, like in the case of a car crash, or they can be chronic. Chronic TBI happens when the head is repeatedly bumped over a long period. This causes cumulative damage that eventually leads to TBI symptoms.
There have been many news stories about chronic TBI, especially in the sporting world. On this page, Chalik Law has collected news stories from Florida and the nation about brain injuries. All sources for these articles are linked in the respective pages.
The symptoms of a TBI may appear weeks after an incident and can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Sensory problems
- Memory problems
- Dilation of the pupils
- Sleep difficulties
- Behavioral changes
These all stem from the same cause, a bump to the head. A concussion is simply another term for a mild TBI. Yet even mild ones are still serious and require a doctor’s examination.
Sports where children collide, like football, are especially dangerous even with protective gear. Hard hits over time can cause a condition called CTE which is a form of TBI that worsens over time, even if the last hit was years ago. It is a major concern for parents and for professional leagues.
If you’ve been struck in the head and it wasn’t your fault, talk with a doctor about your injury and then call the brain injury team at Chalik Law for a free consultation.
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