RETURNING TO WORK AFTER CONCUSSION

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

If you have had a concussion, definitely consult with your doctor regarding when you should go back to work. Be sure to describe clearly what your work entails to your doctor and what challenges you think you might have. Returning to work depends upon the various factors involved in the different types of work and working conditions. Work and working … Read More

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A CONCUSSION

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

If you have a concussion, observe your symptom profile in the first 4 hours after the event. If you start to develop an intense headache or pressure inside your head or intense nausea, go to an emergency room right away so they can do a CT scan to rule out a serious problem such as a brain bleed or fracture of the … Read More

RECOVERING FROM A CONCUSSION

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

RECOVERY FROM A CONCUSSION DEPENDS ON VARIOUS FACTORS 1. Concussion Recovery Depends on Severity of Head Injury The conventional medical wisdom on recovery from concussions depends mainly on how severe the head injury was. Cases involving a skull fracture or brain bleed have a much lower incidence of full recovery. Depending on how one defines “recovery,” one could argue that … Read More

POST CONCUSSION HEADACHES

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

HOW COMMON IS HEADACHES AFTER CONCUSSION   Post concussive headaches are very common following a head injury. They can differ in their type and intensity depending on the severity of the head injury. In addition, headaches following a brain injury can be made worse if there is an injury to the neck as well.   TYPES OF HEADACHES FOLLOWING A BRAIN INJURY … Read More

POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME AND TREATMENT

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME – DEFINITION Post concussion syndrome is a term used to describe the lingering effects of concussion. When your head is hit by something, it sends a shock wave through your brain from one side to the other, damaging brain cells in the process. When a brain cell is damaged, its ability to do its job processing information … Read More

The Zackery Lystedt Law

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

There are millions of young athletes that practice hundreds of different sports in the US. Football, basketball, and other competitive contact sports are intense at every level, so it’s important to prioritize the safety of child athletes above anything else. Serious injuries like concussions not only jeopardize an athletes’ immediate safety, but they can also produce long-term effects that require … Read More

CARBON MONOXIDE BRAIN DAMAGE

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

Referred to as “the silent killer”, carbon monoxide poisoning is often fatal. In fact, carbon monoxide poisoning is the number one cause of poisoning fatalities in America. Due to its colorless and odorless presence, it is difficult to detect the presence of carbon monoxide until it is too late. WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING? Carbon monoxide is a gas, commonly … Read More

HOW TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CAUSES SLEEP DISORDERS

By Brain Injury Law of Seattle

Experiencing sleep issues following a traumatic brain injury is a very common experience. TBI-related sleep issues may become a chronic condition and result in extreme drowsiness during the daytime, insomnia, and heightened anxiety. A TBI-caused sleeping disorder can greatly disrupt and diminish your quality of life in a number of ways. For example, victims of TBI-caused sleep disorders may be unable to … Read More

WHAT IS A VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE BRAIN?

By Scott Blair

A volumetric analysis of the brain is very straightforward. We know that certain things such as aging, brain injury, stroke and dementia can cause a reduction in the size of certain parts of the brain. VOLUMETRIC BRAIN MRI Medical science has over the past 25 years been able to perform numerous MRI studies of the brain on thousands of individuals … Read More

HOW CAN ARTERIAL SPIN LABELING (ASL) HELP OBJECTIVELY DOCUMENT BRAIN INJURY?

By Scott Blair

Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) had been used for nearly 25 years now by neurologists and radiologists to help diagnose strokes, dementia, and other brain conditions that affect blood flow to the brain. For these conditions its use had been well accepted in the medical community. CLINICAL UTILITY OF ARTERIAL SPIN LABELING FOR BRAIN INJURY How ASL MRI works is fairly straightforward. Blood is … Read More