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. 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

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 a blow to the head.  There is virtually not a mild..
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Severe Brain Injury Caused by Hurricane Seas

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

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, and the boat he was working on suddenly tossed out of..
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Words for Other TBI Survivors: Conclusion of TBI Survivor

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

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 story, I turned to Mike for his words for other TBI..
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Brain Injury Transitioning Home: Returning Home from TBI Rehab

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

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 followed up by short stays in rehab, tune-ups so to speak. ..
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Rehabilitation from Brain Injury: Day in the Life of TBI Rehab

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

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 intense process, which is in reality so much harder because the..
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Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Progress at Clearview Treatment Center

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

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, will continue to exist.   See Clearview has been an..
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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

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 doing so accurately.  On the conclusion of my interview with her,..
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TBI Rehabilitation: Road of Rehabilitation Begins at St. Vincent

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

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 until October 21.  October 21 he gets moved to Clearview Brain..
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