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NFL brain injury compensation scheme criticized

Most followers of sports, whether in New Haven, Connecticut, or elsewhere, may know that athletes are highly vulnerable to a range of injuries. While most of these involve physical damage to the limbs or torso, it is also possible that a player suffer a concussion from an impact on the head during the course of a game. This is as likely to happen in a game of football as any other sport, with the National Football League taking heed of the issue.

Connecting the dots between car crashes and brain trauma

This might sound like a safety drill scenario that most residents of New Haven, Connecticut, may have seen. A person crashes a car, usually head-on, and the safety air bag pops out, preventing the person from being thrown forward. But the person's neck and head seem to oscillate forward and backward, and although the person may appear safe, there's a significant chance the individual may have suffered a concussion due to the sudden and rapid movement of the head.

Ignoring head injury can be a big mistake

Concussion-related news has been garnering substantial media attention as sports power houses such as the NFL and the NCAA are paying out hundreds of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits over player concussions, as recent examples show. It is evident that concussions are in fact serious injuries with long-term effects and should not be taken lightly.

Federal grant offers Connecticut brain injury victims relief

As New Haven, Connecticut residents likely know, injuries suffered in an accident are always a cause for concern. Depending on the nature of the accident, some injuries may take a long time to heal, and in some cases the injuries can result in a permanent disability. If an accident victim suffers some kind of a blow to the head, there is danger of brain trauma that can negatively affect many of the victim's abilities, including the ability to talk or even move. Regardless of their nature, brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose and expensive to treat, putting a lot of people in a very precarious position.

Hospital testing new medication for brain trauma cases

It is perhaps known to all New Haven, Connecticut, residents that the most sensitive area of the human body is the uppermost part of the body, from the neck to the skull. Injuries to this region are not easy to diagnose, with many people continuing to suffer for a long time without the damage being detected, or some people even losing their lives from the inability or failure to diagnose and properly treat the injury. As per an estimate, head injuries are the biggest reason for the deaths of people aged 40 and under.

Childhood CT scans to search for symptoms avoidable

Seeing children get injured in an accident is a horrific experience, as anyone in New Haven, Connecticut, would agree. Children are often unable to describe their injuries, making diagnosis difficult and requiring doctors to take all measures available at their disposal to determine the severity of the child's injuries. This is especially true of a brain injury, where the damage is often internal and not immediately obvious.

New helmet tests to protect from brain injury

Traumatic brain injury is any jolt or blow to the head causing injury to the brain. It may lead to temporary or permanent disability, and in severe cases can be fatal. While car accidents are one of the more common causes, sports athletes are also highly susceptible to traumatic brain injuries.

Bike-sharing leading to increased brain injury cases

As bike share programs continues to spread from city to city, some are calling into question one potentially harmful element of the two-wheeled trend - the lack of helmets. While a city-wide bike share program has yet to debut in New Haven, the relatively recent addition of Zagster bike share to the campus of Yale University makes recent studies on such programs and associated injuries resonate.

Daily conversations help fight effects of brain injury

Most New Haven, Connecticut, residents know that a head injury can be damaging in a number of ways. Despite seeming to be a bony, well-protected part of the body, the skull and the brain inside are as prone to injury as, for instance, any of the joints. Often, brain damage is hardly, if at all, visible. A brain injury can cause anything from mild disorientation to a permanent disability. Detecting such injuries can also be problematic since they can be caused by mild impact and not just major collisions.

Traumatic brain injury a leading cause of death in the U.S.

Statistics indicate that New Haven, Connecticut, records the largest number of motor vehicle fatalities in the state. Combined with the fact that motor vehicle crashes are found to be one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury related deaths, the New Haven area may possibly lead the state in these types of injuries as well.

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