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Head Injury

Head Injuries in Auto Accidents

By Ross Jurewitz on March 19, 2015

San Diego Car CrashYou don’t have to be involved in a high-speed Carlsbad car accident to suffer long-term consequences. Even relatively minor car accidents can result in debilitating symptoms if your head is injured or your brain suffers trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were about 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in 2010, and 14.3 percent of those TBIs resulted from motor vehicle accidents. Furthermore, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of TBI for children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 24. Read the rest »

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Texas Football Coach’s Wife May Face Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Car Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on February 23, 2012

Suzanne Tuberville, wife of the Texas Tech University head coach Tommy Tuberville, is under investigation for a car wreck in Lubbock back in November 2011. Suzanne allegedly ran a red light at 57th and Slide and crashed into a car carrying 73-year-old Nelda Purdy and her husband 87-year-old Ira Purdy. After spending the last 4 months in intensive care, Ira Purdy died this past Friday.

At the time of the accident, Nelda and Ira sustained critical injuries. According to the Purdy’s family attorney, the man never recovered from the significant head injury, broken leg, and broken ribs, which resulted in his death last Friday. Sources say that he was in good condition and very active before the accident. However, with such significant injuries, it is hard to fully recover at that age. Read the rest »

NFL Still Not Taking Concussions Seriously

By Ross Jurewitz on November 9, 2011

For those of the San Diego Chargers fans that missed it‚ Chargers lineman Kris Dielman suffered a harrowing concussion after colliding with Jets linebacker Calvin Pace in the fourth quarter of SD’s October 23 loss to the Jets.  Moments after‚ he was seen struggling to return back to the huddle but still decided to stay in the game until it finished.

Kris Dielman ConcussionAccording to reports‚ Chargers personnel did not see Dielman staggering to the huddle‚ or else they would have pulled him aside. However‚ an official did. Unfortunately‚ that brush-off by the official almost cost Dielman his career. On the plane ride back to San Diego‚ Dielman suffered a seizure and was hospitalized. Read the rest »

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