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What is a traumatic brain injury?

If you are a Maryland resident who is hurt in an accident resulting in a head injury, you should be aware that no matter how seemingly minor your injury is, even a bump on the head can result in a TBI. The Mayo Clinic defines a traumatic brain injury http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/basics/definition/con-20029302 as a blow or jolt to your head wherein an external force causes brain dysfunction. A TBI can lead to catastrophic physical and mental complications, lifelong disabilities and death.

Should you be worried about your concussion?

Maryland residents who suffer from head injuries can experience an array of symptoms. Some head injuries may be light and require very little outside interference to heal well. Other head injuries, however, can be quite severe and result in long-lasting or very traumatic damages.

Is your concussion serious?

If you're a resident of Maryland who's suffered from a recent head injury, it'll benefit you to keep a careful eye on it. It's a common mistake for people to believe that their concussions aren't severe when in reality, they can be much worse than anticipated. This underestimation can cause unnecessary pain and suffering.

What are some signs of brain trauma?

Maryland residents who get into car accidents are often left dealing with injuries that might not be immediately noticeable. At the law offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, we work to help you identify the signs of these injuries, even if they occur days after the initial traumatic event.

Brain injury basics

Understanding the different types of brain injuries that can happen is important for Maryland residents. These injuries include a broad range of causes and effects and can happen anytime, anywhere. The Brain Injury Association of America explains that these injuries may be acquired such as with a birth injury but they may also be traumatic such as those that result from accidents

Proposed bill suspends coaches in concussion cases

With concussions and head injuries from sports and the troubling aftereffects being prominently in the news, Maryland has responded with a proposed law to protect high school athletes from harm. As WTOP reports, under the current laws, young athletes who have a possible head injury or concussion must not be able to play until they have been examined and cleared with a note from a doctor. The proposed bill would give the authority to suspend a high school coach who does not follow the law and knowingly allows a player with a suspected concussion back in a game.

NCAA's insurer wants to exclude coverage for football injuries

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed an historic settlement between the National Football League and more than 20,000 former players who may develop serious illnesses due to repeated concussions during play. The $1 billion damage award will be available for players who develop ALS, Alzheimer's, dementia and other illnesses over the next 65 years.

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