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Brain injury can affect children's social skills and health

The brain is that all important part of the human body that helps process most of its normal physical functions. However, residents of New Haven, Connecticut, should be concerned about a new study that suggests that there could be a link between brain damage and poor social skills in children.

Brain Injury Awareness Month to inform public of TBI dangers

March's designation as Brain Injury Awareness Month is meant to inform the public about brain injury as one of the leading causes of disability and death across the United States, including in Connecticut.

Jury awards $11.3 million in birth brain injury lawsuit

Many residents of New Haven, Connecticut, rely on the expertise of doctors and medical staff during emergencies. Unfortunately, when medical professionals fail to address the medical needs of their patients promptly, they put their health at risk.

Helmets do little to protect players against brain injury

Many safety experts recommend the use of helmets to protect a person's head from injuries. In the middle of the heated topic of football-related brain injuries, a recent study revealed disturbing information regarding football helmets. This study may interest New Haven, Connecticut, parents with children who are playing youth, high school or college football.

Dye called "brilliant blue G" could aid brain injury recovery

The number of people suffering from traumatic brain injury each year continues to rise, fueling the motivation and dedication of many New Haven, Connecticut doctors to treat brain injury. A recent announcement outlined a new treatment method, which might improve recovery time for a traumatic brain injury.

Family's strength discover alternative way to fight brain injury

Most families in New Haven, Connecticut, would feel hopeless if they discovered that one of their loved ones suffered a traumatic brain injury. This is understandable, considering that brain injury may cause permanent disability or death. However, one family remains strong after a 16-year-old boy suffered brain injury in a hit-and-run accident.

Belcher's mother files suit against team on behalf of son

The late Jovan Belcher's life ended tragically at age 25 a little more than a year ago after he shot himself just minutes after shooting and killing his 22-year-old girlfriend. Belcher's family apparently believes that the athlete exhibited signs of neuropsychiatric and cognitive impairment prior to the murder-suicide. According to a wrongful death lawsuit recently brought by Belcher's mother, those signs should have been addressed by her son's team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Former NHL players sue league over lack of brain injury notice

According to the Los Angeles Times, the National Hockey League is being sued by NHL players who contend the NHL didn't notify them about the dangerous effects of multiple head injuries. Those associated with the sport know ice hockey is known for its on-ice fights and testosterone-filled intensity. Despite the skepticism expressed over the lawsuit, multiple brain injury is definitely a serious matter.

Former players sue NFL and Riddell for brain injuries

Two more former football players have filed lawsuits against the National Football League, saying they were insufficiently informed about the risks of brain damage inherent in the sport. Riddell, one of the largest manufacturers of football helmets and the only company officially allowed by the NFL to have its names visible on helmets used by pros, was also named in the suits.

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