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Life Long Effects of Anoxic Brain Injury

It takes only four minutes of lack of oxygen for brain cells to die. Hypoxia occurs when an infant is deprived of sufficient oxygen during the birthing process. Anoxia is a more severe form of hypoxia and occurs when the infant is totally deprived of oxygen. Anoxic trauma can result in severe brain damage and lead to cerebral palsy and a host of other medical conditions. Effects of Anoxic Brain Injury The human body generally responds to anoxic trauma by increasing blood flow to the brain. It does so in an attempt to restore sufficient supply of oxygen. However,...

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The NFL Faces New Problems Linking Football and Serious Head Injuries

The National Football League (NFL) has been struggling with its image for years due to the extensive claims that its players are disproportionately likely to develop the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head injuries known as chronic traumatic encephalophathy (CTE). A new study by Dr. Ann McKeen, a neuropathologist and an expert in neurodegenerative disease at Boston University School of Medicine, just made things harder for the NFL. The Details of the Study The study, titled “Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalophy in Players of American Football,” is based on a “convenience sample of 202 deceased players of...

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Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury

One of the most serious injuries resulting from tragic accidents is a brain injury. Car accidents and sports injuries are some of the main causes of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Another common accident that can result in a brain injury is a slip and fall. However, any type of accident that causes some type of blunt force or impact to the head can be a culprit for a head injury, especially a TBI. If you or a loved one has recently been in an accident or your child has been injured while playing sports, it is very important...

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GLK Partner Jeff Korek to Lecture At the North American Brain Injury Society’s 29th Annual Conference on “Legal Issues in Brain Injury”

Jeff Korek, partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., is a member of a panel of experts who will be speaking about traumatic brain injuries on April 6th through 9th, 2016 at the North American Brain Injury Society’s 29th Annual Conference on “Legal Issues in Brain Injury” at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Conference in Brain Injury. This conference will provide registrants the latest information on brain injury and is considered a “must attend” event for all professionals involved in brain injury litigation. The conference features...

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