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What is a traumatic brain injury?

If you or a loved one has experienced a head impact or other injury, you may have more to worry about than a bruise or lingering headache. If the victim in the injury has been experiencing strange symptoms, you or your loved one may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Yet are you aware of what exactly a traumatic brain injury is, what symptoms to watch for and how common brain injuries are in New York?

Understanding pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be just as devastating as accidents between two motor vehicles, or an accident involving a motor vehicle and an inanimate object. Without the protection of a vehicle frame around them, pedestrians are far more vulnerable to impact damage from a crash. But what exactly defines a pedestrian accident?

Can insufficient oxygen lead to brain trauma?

If you have been exposed to a low-oxygen environment in the workplace, in the home or in other areas of New York, you may have concerns about damage to your brain cells from lack of oxygen. If, since the exposure, you have felt cloudy or have had trouble with cognition, this may present a serious concern and could be the result of exposure to a major health risk. But how possible is it for insufficient oxygen to lead to permanent brain trauma?

Does NY have a statute of limitations for medical malpractice?

It can be devastating when you attend a New York hospital for treatment, only for your pain and suffering to worsen due to improper care, negligence and mistakes. However, if the effects of your poor treatment took time to develop to a noticeable state and link to the result of your medical care, is there a time limit on how long after the initial incident that you can pursue a medical malpractice suit?

Does Aaron Hernandez's severe CTE explain his behavior?

In September, we learned that Aaron Hernandez had developed an advanced case of a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, before he died. A lawyer for former New England Patriots player announced that post-mortem brain scans performed at the Boston University's CTE Center were rated at stage 3 out of 4 for CTE.

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