• A Year In Review: 2015 Research Highlights in Traumatic Brain injury *

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 10-Feb-2016

    In 2015, increased research funding for both military-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sport-related chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) led to some notable advances in the understanding of and treatment for TBI. The outcomes of more robust clinical trials provided some long-awaited definitive answers to previously ambiguous research findings. And new findings in preclinical trials are ...
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  • Transitioning from Child to Adult After an Acquired Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2016

    A child who acquires a brain injury will ideally have access to healthcare and rehabilitation services that are specific to pediatric patients. As the child crosses over into adulthood, such as in moving from a school program to a work program, there can be problems with transitioning from their familiar world into a new one. Some of those problems include poor continuity of care, ...
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  • Recurring Hospital Visits After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 4-Feb-2016

    Any chronic condition or injury places a person at greater odds of being hospitalized several times, and people who experience a traumatic brain injury (who frequently suffer from the chronic effects of the injury) are no exception. People who are older are at higher risk of sustaining multiple TBIs (often from falls), which can result in multiple hospital visits. TBIs can also make a person ...
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  • Differences between Rural and Urban Areas for Children with TBI.

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 3-Feb-2016

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in substantial healthcare costs and permanent disabilities. Effective treatments are available, but these treatments are often only available to those who live in or near a metropolitan area. Inevitably, there will be differences between children who survive a TBI living in either a rural or an urban area. A recent study in Oregon found that the rate of TBI ...
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  • PTSD and mTBI Show Differences in Mental Inflexibility.

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 27-Jan-2016

    People who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) often will have also experienced a traumatic event. Some people who experience a traumatic event will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The combination of PTSD and TBI is a most frequently found in returning military soldiers, but it is also a common occurrence in civilians. Unfortunately, the presentation of PTSD can be very ...
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  • BIACAL Hosts 9th Annual Walk for Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 27-Jan-2016

    The Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) has announced the 2016 dates for the 9 th annual Walk for Brain Injury. Now is the time to begin building your teams to support this fantastic organization! The walk will be held in five California locations this year: Sacramento (March 20) Bakersfield (May 21) San Francisco (July 16) Los Angeles (September 10) Fresno (October 2) BIACAL ...
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  • Be a Part of Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 21-Jan-2016

    We are pleased to announce that a United States Representative for the 9 th congressional district of New Jersey, Bill Pascrell, and a United States Representative for the 17 th congressional district of Florida, Tom Rooney, will be hosting Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 16, and will include a brain injury awareness fair. The fair will ...
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  • Teasing Out Headache Symptoms from mTBI, and Depression.

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jan-2016

    It is very common for people who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to also experience headaches and depression. Because the symptoms of mTBI, headache, and depression often overlap (i.e., neck pain, photosensitivity, and dizziness), it can be difficult for a doctor to tease out the effects unique to the headache so that treatment can be targeted. In a recent study, US veterans ...
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  • Scarlett Law Group Receives a 2015 Litigator Award™

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 18-Jan-2016

    We are proud to announce that our firm has been selected to receive a 2015 Litigator Award™ on behalf of the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents™ . Only the top 1% of all attorneys are honored with such distinction. This accomplishment serves as a superior litigation triumph that provides a powerful endorsement for any recognized firm The ceremony will be held this month. During the ...
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  • 11th Annual Brain Injury Business Practice College Announcement

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 14-Jan-2016

    We would like to announce that the Brain Injury Association of America will be hosting their 11 th Annual BIAA Brain Injury Business Practice College, February 22 through the 24, at the New Orleans Bio Innovation Center. This conference is for any and all brain injury business professionals and will touch on a wide range of resources and information for people in the following positions: Chief ...
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  • Challenges in Managing Pediatric Post-Traumatic TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jan-2016

    Headache is one of the most common results of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents, affecting up to 90% of this population. Although many of the headaches that develop immediately after the injury will resolve quickly, some children will report chronic headaches. Chronic headaches tend to result after a mild TBI rather than moderate or severe TBI. Unfortunately, there are no ...
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  • Pain Management After Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 1)

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 6-Jan-2016

    Many people who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) complain of pain soon after the initial injury. Common sources of pain after TBI include headache, neck or back pain, nerve pain, and pain from orthopedic injuries (such as fractures or from embedded debris). Research has shown that pain affects a higher percentage of people with mild TBI (75%) than those with moderate to severe TBI (32%). ...
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  • The 35th Anniversary of the Brain Injury Association of America

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 29-Dec-2015

    This year marks a special celebration for the Brain Injury Association of America. As of 2015, the foundation has participated in 35 years of accomplishments and various surges of growth. As a celebration for the 35 th anniversary, the foundation would like to take the time to acknowledge the steps the foundation has taken to learn more, achieve more, and help more people. The foundation reports ...
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  • Organizations Join Forces to Fight Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 21-Dec-2015

    Recently, the world’s leading United States-based helmet designer and producer, Roy Burek from Charles Owen Inc., was awarded funding to create a new material designed by researchers from Cardiff University’s School of Engineering. Many believe this new technology can help keep athletes, service members, and others safe from severe brain injuries by dissipating and absorbing impacts. ...
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  • BIAA Attends Round Table Hosted by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 14-Dec-2015

    This past week the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) attended a round table with Jean Slutsky, who serves as both Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer and Program Director of the Communication and Dissemination Research Program at Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). An independent research institute authorized by Congress in 2010 and governed by a Board of ...
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