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Brain Injury Archives

Texas TBI survivor creates support network website

As victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their loved ones know, the recovery process can be long and challenging. For those dealing with the struggles and aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. While forging his own way through the recovery process, a Texas man who suffered from a severe TBI created an online support network for survivors.

Applebee's settles DWI lawsuit involving 6-year-old victim

Bartenders and bar owners have a duty to ensure that patrons are not over-served. Applebee's, the famous "neighborhood" restaurant, is settling a lawsuit with a Texas family after an accident caused severe brain damage to a boy who was in an accident with a drunk driver. Allegedly, the driver had been drinking at Applebee's before the crash.

Organized trauma care could reduce disability after accidents

Traumatic injury after car accidents or falls demand immediate medical attention. A recent study shows that those treated for severe injuries at specialized trauma centers may survive with fewer disabilities than those at other hospitals. According to new research, patients fared better and even suffered less permanent damage when treated under "organized trauma systems." Under this arrangement, hospitals, emergency services and state government agencies have worked collaboratively to get patients to appropriate treatment facilities.

Former Cowboys players sue NFL for brain injuries

In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the immediate and permanent injury caused by high-impact sports. Countless professional football players and their families have come forward after discovering that compounding years of concussion and brain injury can result in permanent damage. Now a group of former Dallas Cowboys players, including Randy White, Bob Lilly, and Rayfield Wright, have joined other retired players and are suing the NFL for brain injuries sustained during their careers.