What Is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?

Any injury to the brain can cause significant and lasting complications. And while the skull provides some protection to the brain against trauma, the brain is still susceptible to injury in the event of an auto accident, motorcycle wreck, or other accident.  The consequences of… read more

Causes & Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one out of every 33 babies born in the United States will suffer from a birth defect of some sort. This translates into 120,000 babies every year, or about one newborn every four-and-a-half minutes. … read more

Blunt Force Head Trauma — Cause and Effect

Most everyone has suffered a bump to the head. Perhaps yours came about from hitting your head on a low ceiling or an overhead shelf. Or maybe your child suffered a nasty blow to the head while playing football or soccer. These and similar injuries… read more

4 Types of Brain Injuries And 3 Levels of Severity

If you or a loved one have been in an accident and suffered a brain injury, you know that the after-effects can be life-changing and even catastrophic.  Depending on the type of brain injury and severity, the victim may not be able to work or… read more

Delayed Concussion Symptoms

Concussion injuries are serious, and the aftereffects of these types of injuries can have lifelong consequences.  Did you know that a concussion is actually a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI)? The official medical diagnosis of a concussion is a “mild traumatic brain injury.” But… read more

What Are the Causes and Effects of Brain Stem Injuries?

Brain stem injuries are incredibly harmful. They can have severe and lasting impacts on the lives of victims.   There are many common causes of this type of personal injury, and victims often face life-changing consequences. What Are Common Causes of Brain Stem Injuries? Each instance… read more

What Is CTE?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term doctors use to describe brain deterioration or damage after repeated head trauma.  Unlike other kinds of brain injuries, CTE can only be diagnosed during an autopsy. However, symptoms and indications of CTE can show up long before a… read more