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Identifying and addressing the symptoms of a concussion-Part II

The previous post on this blog discussed some of the major symptoms that a person develops after suffering a concussion. Sadly, many of those symptoms cannot be identified easily or quickly, either by the person who has suffered the concussion or a family member or friend. However, with adequate knowledge of concussions, it may be possible to act before the brain injury does a lot of damage.

Identifying and addressing the symptoms of a concussion-Part I

Many people in New Haven, Connecticut, know about concussions. While in many cases, concussions are not life-threatening; however, as with other traumatic brain injuries, the effects of a concussion can still be very serious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concussions are defined as a type of traumatic brain injury that impedes the way in which the brain functions. Concussions are generally caused by a head injury or a jolt to the brain.

Brain injury rehabilitation critical to Connecticut recovery

Because the human brain is critical to normal daily functioning, any injury or trauma it suffers has the potential to make a Connecticut resident unable to do all the things we take for granted. Brain injuries can lead to memory loss, diminished motor reflexes and permanent impairment. Brain injury victims across the country, including many in Connecticut, also frequently suffer posttraumatic stress disorders, depression and anxiety.

FDA approves mobile app created for detecting brain injury

New Haven, Connecticut, residents probably agree that of all the injuries that an individual may suffer, a brain injury may have the worst consequences. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, even ordinary tasks may suddenly become extremely challenging for an individual. Therefore, early diagnosis and effective treatment are very important. A recent development may do just that.

Brain injury law aims to improve education, create database

Brain injury is a potentially devastating predicament, especially in children. It often develops in the form of a minor or serious concussion and can be dangerous, particularly if it goes untreated or is ignored.

Are there benefits for brain injury victims in Connecticut?

Brain injury patients in Connecticut may receive financial help after suffering a brain trauma if they meet certain eligibility criteria. Brain trauma patients may be obtain financial help from several different federal programs designed solely for this purpose. These include Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income.

Obtaining compensation for a brain injury in Connecticut

The brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body. Injuries to the brain may lead to years of recovery or even permanent disability. Acquired traumatic brain injuries refer to any injury sustained by the victim to the person's head or brain. Brain injuries often cause the victim and the victim's family to incur thousands of dollars in debt for medical treatments and expenses. People may not be able to pay these bills as they recover from debilitating injuries.

What are the services for brain injury victims in Connecticut?

Traumatic brain injuries refer to any injury caused to the brain due to an accident, bump or hit. Congenital injuries or brain impairments are not included in the definition. Traumatic brain injury for the purpose of establishing a personal injury lawsuit must be an acquired brain injury, according to Connecticut law.

BIACT organizes brain injury awareness walk in Connecticut

Any jolt or accident that may adversely affect the head or brain may cause a brain injury. Congenital disease or injury can also lead to brain injuries. To raise awareness for the victim's of these kinds of injuries, Connecticut authorities are pursuing several initiatives.

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