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Archive for the ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’ Topic

Is There a Link Between PTSD and TBI?

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
Since the start of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars in 2003, the suicide rate among military veterans has risen dramatically. The U.S. Army recorded 115 soldier suicides in 2007 alone. In recent years, the U.S. military, led by now retired four-star Army General Peter Chiarelli, has made efforts to seek the cause of the high suicide rate, and they’ve found that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be linked to this disturbing trend. PTSD is characterize ... Read More

New Tests for Brain Trauma Create Hope, and Skepticism

Posted on: January 11th, 2014 by Romanucci & Blandin
Romanucci & Blandin has represented numerous individuals who have suffered mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). If the accidents which led to the brain injury occurred as the result of another’s negligence and recklessness, the victim may be entitled to full compensation for medical expenses, the loss of workplace compensation, the loss of consortium, and pain and suffering. We found this article quite interesting and wanted to share it with our friends. New Tests for Brain Tr ... Read More

The 4 Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (and How to Prevent Them)

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by Romanucci & Blandin
Did you know that there are no pain receptors in the human brain? It’s one of the few areas of the body that can’t feel pain, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe from illness, disease and injury. In fact, over 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. While many of these accidents are avoidable, you can’t prevent something you don’t understand. As some of the most reputable personal injury attorneys in the Chicago area, the lawyers at Romanucci & B ... Read More

What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

Posted on: February 16th, 2013 by Romanucci & Blandin
If the human brain came with an owner's manual, page one would feature a warning that goes something like this: “The human brain needs 3.3 ml of oxygen per 100 g of brain tissue every minute to function properly. If the oxygen supply is interrupted or cut off completely, an anoxic brain injury may occur.” Oxygen is extremely important to the brain, and that's the biggest understatement you'll likely read today. The attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, a Chicago personal injury law firm, ... Read More

War Veterans Gain from New Rules on Brain Injuries

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 by Romanucci & Blandin
 Thousands of veterans who have illnesses linked to traumatic brain injury may soon be eligible for better health care, and importantly, compensation, thanks to new regulations recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). According to the Federal Register, Parkinson’s, unprovoked seizures, certain dementias, depression and hormone deficiency diseases related to the hypothalamus, pituitary or adrenal glands will be eligible for the broadened benefits. While many vete ... Read More

New Study by Defense Department Reveals no Clear Way to Treat Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by Romanucci & Blandin
With all the advances in medicine and treatment, one would hope that great strides have been made for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI).  We were disappointed with the results of a recent study showing the techniques to restore brain-damaged people are elusive. The Institute of Medicine at the U.S. State Department recently issued a 250-page report prepared by 14 experts, showing that treatments for TBI symptoms such as clouded thinking, inarticulate speech, poor planning, bad moods, d ... Read More

Invisible War Wounds Lead to Traumatic Brain Injuries and Suicides

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Romanucci & Blandin
In a recent article in the New York Times, writer Nicholas D. Kristof reveals this startling news: more soldiers die from suicide than from enemy combat. Veterans have even worse statistics, “for every soldier killed in war this year, about 25 veterans now take their own lives.” While suicide is horrific enough, also disturbing are those who leave the military severely disabled. Kristof says that 45% of troops who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are seeking compensation for their injuries, ... Read More

Progesterone Studied As Remedy for Brain-Injured Patients

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by Romanucci & Blandin
Published by the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin Traumatic brain injury has been a frequent subject on our blog because the numbers are astounding: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.7 million people a year in the U.S. experience a brain injury of this type. Of that number, 275,000 are hospitalized, more than 50,000 will die, and more than five million are likely to suffer from a long-term disability. Traumatic brain injur ... Read More

Pop Warner League Takes Step In The Right Direction With New Rules To Prevent Brain Injuries

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Romanucci & Blandin
We’re pleased to congratulate Pop Warner -- an organization that enrolls more than 285,000 children ages 5 to 15 in their football leagues, and has produced more than two-thirds of the players now in the National Football League -- for their recent announcement. Pop Warner has become the first youth football organization to officially limit contact during practices. Based on the advice of the group’s Medical Advisory Board, and views from regional and local administrators and coaches, these ... Read More

As Popularity of Girls Soccer Grows, Concussions Climb, Too

Posted on: May 15th, 2012 by Romanucci & Blandin
It’s a perfect day for girl's soccer. The young athletes on the field are energized, ready to play their hardest, and not to disappoint the parents and friends who are counting on them. Underlying this wholesome picture on high school soccer fields and local parks is an epidemic: the rising number of concussions suffered by girl players. As far back as 2007, The Journal of Athletic Training reported, “in high school soccer, girls sustained concussions 68 percent more often than boys did.” ... Read More

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