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  • How Badly Can a Brain Injury Affect Memory?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Dec-2019

    A single brain injury can cause a variety of symptoms and health complications, ranging from mild to severe and temporary to permanent. Some brain injuries will result in a loss of motor skills. Others can cause speech impediments that make communication difficult. As varied as brain injury symptoms may be, there is often a common thread among all cases: memory loss. Memory Functions Lost Due to ...
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  • Filing a Claim After Surviving a Car Accident Involving a Police Vehicle

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Jun-2019

    Police officers in Texas serve their respective communities by preventing crime and enforcing state laws. However, it’s not unusual to see a uniformed officer abusing their position by practicing dangerous driving habits, such as speeding, making illegal turns, and even participating in distracted driving behaviors. Of course, sometimes law enforcement officials are pressured or encouraged ...
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  • April is HIE Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Apr-2019

    What Is HIE? Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that affects 20% of all babies born in the United States. This brain disfunction is caused when an injury or act of medical negligence prevents oxygen from reaching the baby’s brain. Symptoms of HIE include: Low or absent heart rate Irregular breathing Skin discoloration (white or blue) Acidosis Seizures Depressed ...
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Mar-2019

    What Is a Brain Injury? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider traumatic brain injuries (TBI) one of the most serious public health problems in the United States. Each year, over 2.5 million Americans sustain mild to severe head injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain. These injuries frequently result from traffic collisions, sports accidents, terrible falls, ...
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  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to PTSD & Depression

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Feb-2019

    On January 30, 2019, Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH, Sonia Jain, PhD, and Josepth T. Giacino, PhD posted “ Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression in in Civilian Patients After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Track-TBI Study” on JAMA Psychiatry. As the title implies, this study links mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. While ...
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  • What are Common Causes of Brain Injuries?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 27-Nov-2018

    We know how serious traumatic brain injuries can be and what kind of impact they can have on someone. However, knowing what causes these injuries and why they’re considered catastrophic is important in helping individuals protect themselves in certain situations. Some of the most common causes of brain injuries are preventable, making it imperative for individuals to act with caution. While ...
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  • The Long-Term Impact of a TBI

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Nov-2018

    Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious damages a person can sustain. They occur in adults, children, and even infants, all for different reasons. However, it is the long-term impact that should be of serious concern for those affected, as well as their loved ones. Traumatic brain injuries have the ability to cause significant damage to the individual who sustained the injury, as ...
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Concussions & Cerebral Contusions

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 4-Sep-2018

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are commonly sustained after car collisions, sports incidents, assaults, and even severe slip and fall accidents. When a victim’s brain is violently jarred, they may suffer a concussion and/or a cerebral contusion. Both concussions and contusions take time to heal and can lead to severe side effects, so it’s important for victims to seek medical treatment ...
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  • 2 Safety Tips to Prevent a Bicycle Accident

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Aug-2018

    While bicycling is a favored method of transportation for many Texas citizens, it is, unfortunately, not the safest travel option. Each year, countless bicyclists are involved in collisions and accidents that lead to severe injuries and tragic fatalities. In fact, between 2007 and 2012, there were over 12,000 injuries and nearly 300 reported fatalities in Texas. Unlike other transportation ...
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  • What Causes Anoxic Brain Injuries?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Aug-2018

    Brain injuries are considered catastrophic injuries because they significantly and negatively impact a victim’s quality of life and often hinder their ability to hold gainful employment. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. On average, the human brain can survive up to 4 minutes without direct oxygen. When deprivation occurs, neural cells suffer a process ...
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  • The Dangerous Link Between Anesthesia and Brain Trauma

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Jul-2018

    General anesthesia is a common cocktail drug given to patients during surgeries and medical procedures. When successfully administered, anesthesia renders patients unconscious by placing them in a reversible coma. While in this state, patients experience paralysis, amnesia, and analgesia. This is a very sensitive procedure, and the wrong dosage could lead to severe oxygen deprivation and brain ...
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  • Signs & Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Apr-2018

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a wide range of physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later, or may even be missed as people may look fine even though they may act or feel differently. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. By contrast, severe TBI can ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2017

    Don’t let the name fool you; a non-traumatic brain injury can be just as damaging as a traumatic brain injury. The only difference between the two brain injuries is how they occur. While a traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or injury sustained to the head, a non-traumatic injury occurs as the result of an internal problem, which are usually linked to medical malpractice. Regardless ...
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  • Can You Spot the Symptoms of Mild TBI?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 1-Mar-2017

    Traumatic brain injuries are notorious for their unpredictable nature and for the tremendous impact they can have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. While brain injuries can range in severity in much the same way as other types of injuries, all types of head trauma have the potential to disrupt daily life, require long recoveries, and raise concerns about the future risks of victims. ...
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  • Brain Trauma Linked to a Higher Risk of Suicide

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Mar-2016

    Over the last several years, numerous studies have examined the link between mild brain injuries and an increased risk of suicide. While most of these studies have centered around professional athletes—particularly football players who have suffered multiple concussions throughout their career—new research shows that mild concussions suffered in ordinary settings can be just as ...
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  • Four Organizations Join Together to Fund New Technology that Can Save Peoples from TBIs

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm || 21-Dec-2015

    A recently published article stated four organizations have joined forces to fund the world’s best, United States helmet designer, developer, and producer, Roy Burek of Charles Owens, Inc. The four organizations that have given a generous amount of funds towards the new project include: Under Armor General Electric The National Football League United States Department of Comcs6merce’s ...
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  • Why You Should File a Lawsuit After Suffering a Brain Injury

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Sep-2015

    A brain injury can affect its victim's life in so many difficult ways. Not only may it be difficult, if not impossible, to carry out one's job duties and daily life tasks as a result of the brain injury, but victims may also need to pay for exorbitant medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapies, in-home assistance and many other costs. Essentially, brain injury victims who were hurt ...
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  • Changes After a Brain Injury Can Affect Loved Ones and Caregivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Jul-2015

    When a person suffers from a brain injury, there are a lot of changes that can occur. The extent of the changes that happen depends on the severity of the brain injury. One issue that isn't always considered is how the changes that occur can affect the people close to the person with the brain injury, such as caregivers and family members. A person who has a brain injury can often have ...
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  • NHTSA and DOT Work to Curb the Use of Unapproved Helmets

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-May-2015

    There are a number of unsafe motorcycle helmets on the market and the Department of Transportation, or DOT, has recently taken special action seeking to prevent them from getting into the hands of motorcyclists. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is also on board with the movement. A little less than two weeks ago, the NHTSA announced that it would be helping in the ...
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  • What Are Common Concussion Symptoms?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-May-2015

    Do you think you may have a concussion, perhaps in a car accident, but you are not sure? Many people don't realize that they have a concussion immediately or at all, especially since this type of brain injury is usually a closed injury -- there is no open wound -- so it's not always clear that you've even been hurt. If you experience any of the following, you could have a concussion: ...
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  • Brain Injury Patients in Texas Protected from Rehab Cutoff

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2013

    Texas is one of the few states protecting vital rehabilitation funds for cognitively injured people. Many insurance companies are accused of ending coverage after only a few months following a traumatic brain injury. Doctors say that patients who sustain a severe head injury may have about a year and a half to get back memory and cognitive skills that were stolen in an instant. Specialized ...
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  • New Study Suggests Stroke Risk Increases After Brain Injury

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Jul-2013

    A new study published online, in the journal Neurology, suggests that people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more likely to suffer a stroke. The author of the study states that the chances of having a stroke are small, but a traumatic brain injury may be as significant a risk factor as is high blood pressure. Stroke risk is usually a factor for older adults; however, about ...
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  • Texas Teen Uses Brain Injury to Teach Others

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Feb-2013

    According to the Texas Division of the Brain Injury Association of America, there are roughly 5,700 Texans who become permanently disabled due to brain injuries each year. That is an astounding statistic, but if you are anything like one Texas teenage girl, you won't let that statistic overwhelm you, but rather use it as motivation to raise awareness. One 15-year-old Texas teenager attending ...
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