June

Blog Posts in June, 2016

Blog Home
  • Information Regarding Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 28-Jun-2016

    Lately, various traumatic brain injury advocates have assisted in getting the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act further in the U.S. Senate than ever before. Under this bill, a data collection system used to keep track of the occurrences of neurological diseases and brain injuries will be established. Many believe that this progression will allow new therapies to arise, which can ...
    Continue Reading
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Provides Relief for Veterans with TBIs

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 28-Jun-2016

    Recently, Robert McDonald, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs granted equitable relief to well over 24,000 veterans living with traumatic brain injuries. This action came about after a national review of traumatic brain injury medical examinations was conducted in association with disability compensation claims processed between the years 2007 and 2015. This change will allow the VA to offer ...
    Continue Reading
  • Sleep, Cognition, And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    Every year, about 1.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Concussion or mild TBI is a phenomenon that affects individuals of many different walks of life. Some people have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury due to the hazardous nature of their jobs, some have suffered a concussion due to a sports’ related injury, and others have sustained a ...
    Continue Reading
  • Program of Enhanced Psychiatric Services for Patients with Brain Injury and Neuropsychiatric Disturbances: A Program of Care

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

    After experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI), patients frequently experience disruptions in their behavior, mood, and cognitive function. These problems can have a debilitating effect on patients’ quality of life and may interfere with the recovery process. A group of researchers recently proposed The Hopkins Model, a structured program designed to meet patients’ specific ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Risk of Sleep Disorder Among Persons With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 15-Jun-2016

    Sleep disorders are one of the most common and persistent complications that patients may experience following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). However, sleep disturbances are often undiagnosed in these patients, who may suffer from sleep deprivation a year or more post-TBI. A recent review examined a broad pool of data from post-TBI individuals to determine risk factors for sleep ...
    Continue Reading
  • Psychosocial Outcomes of Sport Concussions in Youth Hockey Players

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

    Sport activities are commonly associated with incidents of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. Because mTBI may cause disruption in normal psychological function, these types of head injuries have particularly serious risks for youth, who are still in the process of cognitive development. A recent Canadian cohort study assessed the relationship between sports-related concussion and ...
    Continue Reading
  • Introduction Information of STEMTRA to Clinicians

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 12-Jun-2016

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in motor impairments that persist indefinitely. Longitudinal follow-up of patients with severe TBI with motor impairment indicates that recovery occurs primarily in the first six months post-trauma 1. This suggests that patients with motor impairments persisting for more than six months after the trauma may endure a life-long burden of disability. The ...
    Continue Reading
  • Swallowing Disorders in Severe Brain Injury in the Arousal Phase

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 9-Jun-2016

    Swallowing disorders are common following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and up to 78% of patients who have had a stroke suffer from swallowing disorders during recovery. This complication increases patients’ risk of dehydration, malnutrition, infection, and overall mortality. A recent study examined post-TBI swallowing disorders during the arousal phase after coma. Researchers administered ...
    Continue Reading
  • 8 results found. Viewing page 1 of 1.
  • 2015 Litigator Awards Ranked Top 1% Lawyers