Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

The New Jersey catastrophic injury attorneys at our Atlantic City and Cape May law firm have been helping traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims and their families for decades.

Do Children with Cerebral Palsy Need Support?

Cerebral palsy may refer to a group of neurological disorders caused by a brain malformation or injury while the brain is still developing. Birth injuries can cause cerebral palsy. Illnesses during pregnancy may also lead to the disorder. Your child could require varying levels and types of support if they have cerebral palsy. Types of support may include: An individualized education program (IEP): If your child is enrolled in a public school, they may require an IEP, also called an individualized education program. This is where you work with school administrators, special education workers and other parties to develop a plan that helps your child meet his or her educational goals. Assistive technologies: Your child could require certain types of assistive technologies. These could help your child communicate, dress themselves, move around, type, write or hear. Caregivers: Some cases of cerebral palsy are severe. Your child could need around-the-clock care…
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Why Coaches Should Pull Kids from Sports Games After a Concussion

Studies are showing that if kids continue playing sports after a concussion it will double their average recovery time. It can also lead to worse brain function during recovery, and even more severe long-term effects if the child was seriously injured. The study was conducted at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. It was the first test to compare young athletes who quickly left the field/court after a head injury with young athletes who continued playing. Scientists monitored teenagers at 15 years of age, and tracked their average total recovery time. The children came from a diverse range of sports, including football, soccer and hockey. The kids who continued playing took 44 days on average to recover, while the kids who rested took only 22 days on average to recover. The players who continued to play after a head injury were on the field/court an average of only 18 minutes…
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Olympic Soccer Champion Fights for Brain Injury Awareness

After a brain injury ended her career, Briana Scurry committed herself to building awareness around the issue of brain injuries in sports. The U.S. Women’s Soccer team is often considered the best in the world, and Briana Scurry was a crucial part of it as the team’s goalkeeper from 1994 to 2008. During her career she won both the World Cup and an Olympic gold medal, and was ranked as one of the top players in the game. All that came to end when another player mistakenly kneed her head while chasing a low ball. What was at first thought to be a mild concussion developed into a traumatic brain injury that left Scurry depressed and in pain for months. Although she recovered safely, it also became clear she would not be able to return to the sport. Now she frequently reminds us of the dangers of these injuries. Here’s…
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