Archive for July, 2011

Missouri Concussion Law Takes Effect Aug. 28

Posted on July 31st, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

In August Missouri’s new law, which sets the protocol for treating young athletes who may have concussions, will go into effect. The “Show Me” State is one of many across the nation to enact such a law.    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/07/13/v-print/3012400/head-injury-bill-becomes-law.html The legislation was signed July 13, and takes effect Aug. 28, according to the Kansas City Star. ..
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Blow to the Head Cause of Delayed Coma from Innocuous Initial

Posted on July 30th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series DJ Blow to the Head : DJ Part Two By Attorney Gordon Johnson 800-992-9447   Much controversy in the field of brain injury swirls around the degree of an alteration of consciousness sufficient for the diagnosis of brain injury caused by..
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Severe Brain Injury Caused by Hurricane Seas

Posted on July 29th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series DJ Severe Brain Injury : DJ Part One DJ suffered his severe brain damage in an accident on October 8, 2005 while working as a longshoreman, in a boat, doing construction work under a bridge.  It was during severe weather,..
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Words for Other TBI Survivors: Conclusion of TBI Survivor

Posted on July 28th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Mike Words for Other TBI Survivors: Mike Part Sixteen For Mike and his wife, recovery from severe brain injury and coma has been a partnership, a partnership that all those impacted by  TBI can learn from.  To conclude our Mike..
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Brain Injury Transitioning Home: Returning Home from TBI Rehab

Posted on July 27th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Mike Brain Injury Transitioning Home: Mike Part Fifteen When done right, brain injury transitioning home, is a gradual one, begun with “furloughs”, allowing the survivor to go home for a few days at a time.  Sometimes, the return home is..
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Rehabilitation from Brain Injury: Day in the Life of TBI Rehab

Posted on July 26th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Mike Rehabilitation from Brain Injury: MikePart Fourteen We can picture the numerous television stories of the struggle and pain a professional athlete goes through in rehabilitating an injured knee.  Rehabilitation from brain injury is a slower process, a seemingly less..
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Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Progress at Clearview Treatment Center

Posted on July 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Mike Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Mike Part Thirteen Our interview took place in the rehab center, Clearview Treatment Center, in Juneau, WI which specializes in brain injury rehabilitation. The more we fight for better care, the more places that provide such care,..
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Listening to Severe Brain Injury Survivor Mike

Posted on July 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

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Severe TBI: Listening to the TBI Survivor about His Brain Injury

Posted on July 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Mike Severe TBI: Mike Part Twelve Mike, with his severe TBI, sat through my entire interview of his wife, at times reminding her not to use his real name, other times shaking in agreement -  occasionally correcting his wife and..
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TBI Rehabilitation: Road of Rehabilitation Begins at St. Vincent

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Mike TBI Rehabilitation: Mike Part Eleven TBI rehabilitation done right is a long road, often with multiple stops.  His wife tells that Mike’s started his journey of TBI rehabilitation in St. Vincents.       51 days, from September 1..
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