concussion treatment

Concussion Treatment Changes as Football Rolls On

Back in the day, a doctor might have told you to lie in a dark room for 24 hours while you recover from a concussion. Another time, a physician might have advised you not to let the person fall asleep – continually waking them while they get out of the watch period. Today, the rules … Continued

protection from hockey concussion

Hall-of-Famer Dryden Wants Action Taken to Stop Increase in Concussions

National Hockey League star and hall-of-famer Ken Dryden was famous for his time with the Montreal Canadiens. But now the six-time Stanley Cup champion is famous for something else: standing up against head trauma in the sport of hockey. Dryden recognizes that awareness is critical for stopping the increased numbers of brain injuries in contact … Continued

NFL Helmets

Russ Berkowitz and Kelly Ferraro Receive Monetary Awards Totaling Over $12,000,000.00 So Far on Behalf of 13 Retired NFL Players

Russ Berkowitz and Kelly Ferraro have received monetary awards totaling over $12,000,000.00 so far on behalf of 13 retired NFL football players who are members of the NFL Brain Concussion lawsuit pending in US District Court in Philadelphia and who have sustained permanent and debilitating brain injuries as a result of the concussions they received … Continued

concussion

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion?

Concussions are widely misunderstood. You might think you must lose consciousness to have a concussion. Or, you may assume that it requires a severe (if not violent) blow to the head to create a concussion. However, concussions are a form of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and they range from mild to severe, depending on … Continued

Car accidents

The Most Dangerous Roads in Connecticut: Are You Driving Them Daily?

Each day in Connecticut, a motor vehicle accident happens. While most are minor, some can be serious. As part of their annual analysis, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviews where accidents occur, the severity of those crashes, and the frequency of the crashes to name the most dangerous roadways in each state. For residents … Continued

medical malpractice

Malpractice Lawsuits against Cardiologists Are Increasing Rapidly

Medical malpractice lawsuits are increasing annually in the United States, and one specialty sector getting the brunt of those lawsuits appears to be cardiologists. One recent study by insurers, examining claims from 2006 to 2015, found that the number of malpractice lawsuits filed against cardiologists increased by 91 percent. More so, the total liability paid … Continued

medical malpractice

Russ Berkowitz Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Danbury Superior Court against Connecticut Childbirth and Birthing Center

Russ Berkowitz has filed a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit in Danbury Superior Court against Connecticut Childbirth and Birthing Center on behalf of the parents of a baby girl who died at Danbury Hospital of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy after a midwife who worked for the defendant birthing center failed to timely diagnose that our client … Continued

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Concussion Researchers Study Head Motion in High School Football Hits

Brain injuries, which may lead to neurodegenerative disorders, could be associated with instances of atrial fibrillation (AF). According to a new study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, researchers from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, led by Dr. Galenko, noticed a correlation between patients suffering from AF … Continued