10 Myths of Brain Injury

In this video, Bruce Stern, Chair of Stark & Stark’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, discusses the differences between mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries. Mr. Stern also discusses several common myths associated with brain injuries, including the common myth that you must strike your head in order to sustain a traumatic brain injury.
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Because standard and traditional neuroimaging such as MRI, CT scans, and EEGs normally are neither specific nor sensitive enough to detect the damage done to the axons and neurons of the brain, the only objective testing which may be sensitive enough to detect and diagnose mild traumatic brain injury is neuropsychological testing.
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James Smith was stopped at a red light when his car was struck in the rear. At the scene, he was dazed and told the rescue squad personnel that he had pain in the back of his neck. He was taken to the local emergency room where again he complained of neck pain. He was examined, evaluated and released a couple hours later.
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