Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Gala to Help Families With Brain-Injured Children

The parents of an 8-year-old son who suffered pediatric traumatic brain injury after a 2006 accident, Dawn and Kurt Schessl have become advocates for other child brain injury victims, according to the Catholic Courier online.  The creators of a nonprofit organization aimed to help other families cope after a child brain injury, the Schessls focus [...]

Do Early-Age Brain Injuries Cause ADHD?: The Real Link Between Child Head Injuries and ADHD

Is pediatric brain injury connected to ADHD?  Recent brain injury and mental health research indicate that the answer is YES.  According to the Organized Wisdom website, young children who sustain head and brain injuries are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) when they reach ages 2 through 10 than children who [...]

Conference on Child Brain Injuries to Host Nine Experts in the Field

Charleston, West Virginia is holding a conference on child brain injuries early this November in hopes to address the “silent yet serious epidemic” of brain injury to children, according to The Journal online.  Titled “My Child Has a Brain Injury: Information for Families and Schools,” the conference will host keynote speaker Ron Savage, president of [...]

Tim Tebow’s Concussion Controversy: What We Can Learn from the Brain Injury Incident

In the midst of controversy over his condition and whether he should play just two weeks after suffering his first career concussion, University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow stepped onto the football field this past Saturday to start in the Gators‘ game against the LSU Tigers.  What began the heated discussions was a hit during [...]

Bicycle Helmets & Brain Injury Prevention: Should Helmets Be Required for Bike-Riding Children?

According to the Union-Bulletin Editorial Board, more and more children (at least in the board’s area of Walla Walla, Washington) are riding bikes without wearing helmets.  The board believes that the decreasing numbers of children wearing helmets while riding bicycles is due in part to a lack of emphasis on the importance of safety while [...]

High School Football Player, 16, Dies of Brain Injury From Hit During the Game

A high school football player who was hit in the head at a Friday night football game died from fatal brain injuries, according to The Seattle Times.  Andrew Swank, only 16 years old, was a junior defensive back at Valley Christian School.  The Spokane Valley teen reportedly suffered a blow to the head during the [...]

CT Scans Only Necessary in Certain Circumstances? | Child Brain Injury Attorney

Many of the several thousand CT scans conducted per year on children who have suffered head injuries may be unnecessary, according to a new study described on the Brain and Spinal Cord website.  Although CT scans have been the traditional way to detect serious brain injuries in children and other head trauma victims, the new [...]

Drowning Accidents That Led to Fatal Brain Injuries | Child Brain Injury Lawyer

The recent loss of a toddler girl due to drowning in El Paso, Texas, added to the year of tragedy suffered by residents in El Paso County.  According to the KDBC 4 news website, this incident of the 4-year-old girl’s drowning in her family’s backyard pool is the seventh child drowning incident in 2009 for [...]

4-Month-Old Baby Found With Bleeding of the Brain and Retinal Hemorrhages When Picked Up From Babysitter

A babysitter in Des Moines has been charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly abusing a 4-month-old baby who suffered a brain injury in the incident, according to the Des Moines Register.  Thirty-four-year-old Melissa Watts was recently arrested in connection with the tragic incident, which occurred when she was babysitting little Emiliano Ramirez.  According to [...]