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Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury


What to Do If You or a Loved One Has Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Our brains are astonishingly complex. That one organ controls every single action in our body; everything from blinking and breathing to personality and memory. Consequently, if our brain is injured it can be devastating to our ability to perform and function at a normal level. What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury A traumatic brain… Read More »

Who is Liable for Sports Injuries?

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This year has seen no shortage of football and sports-related injuries in the state. Recently it was reported that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota would not play against Atlanta because of a sprained knee. As of the report, Mr. Mariota was still out of commission, and the Titans announced that they would hold him… Read More »

Walk Bike Nashville Worker Struck By Car

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A Belmont University student and bicycle safety advocate suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car on West End Avenue in Nashville while riding on his bicycle. Michael Tregelles, an audio engineer student at Belmont, worked for Walk Bike Nashville as an advocate for safe biking streets in Nashville. Tregelles underwent… Read More »

Man Killed, 6 Children Injured In Crash On I-440

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Last month, a major crash on I-440 left one man dead and six children injured. Officials with the Metro police state that a 49-year-old man was driving in a van when it was hit head on by an SUV driven by a 22-year-old. The 22-year-old man said another SUV swerved into his lane, which… Read More »

Youth Football Numbers Up Despite Concussion Worry

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Over the years, there have been many studies showing the correlation between football head injuries and degenerative brain disease. It is no secret that those who play ‘full-contact’ sports risk more head and body injuries to themselves. While concerns over concussions and safety about football have led to a 9.5 percent decline in youth… Read More »

Nashville Hospitals Seeing Increase in Motorcycle Accidents

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With spring upon us and outdoor recreational activities starting back up, medical professionals at Vanderbilt Hospital and other trauma centers around Nashville are already seeing an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents on the roads. Just recently, trauma surgeons at Vanderbilt Hospital treated five motorcyclists for serious injuries, and sadly one driver did… Read More »

Two Boys Hospitalized after Sledding Accidents

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Last week, a seven-year-old boy was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after he was involved in a sledding accident. According to the police, the accident involved a sled that was attached to an ATV in Cedar Hill when the boy was thrown from the sled at a high rate of speed. It was… Read More »

Tennessee Department of Health Announces Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

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Every year, around 8,000 people living in Tennessee are hospitalized for brain injuries. These accidents result in physical, mental, and financial impacts that can cause lasting distress for the victims and their families. In order to discuss the issues surrounding traumatic brain injuries (TBI), medical and health professionals across the state will gather in… Read More »

Vanderbilt University and Others Developing Technology for Spinal Cord Injuries

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One of the most famous people to have suffered a spinal cord injury was Superman himself, Christopher Reeve. While he may have passed over ten years ago and a “cure” for paralysis remains far from reality, institutions like Vanderbilt University and others are developing technology that can aid in restoring mobility in addition to… Read More »

Pregnant Woman in Coma after Car Accident

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An East Tennessee woman who is five months pregnant is in a coma at a Nashville hospital after a tragic car accident. Sharista Giles, 20, was on her way home from a concert in Nashville with some friends when the driver of the car fell asleep at the wheel. The car swerved out of… Read More »

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