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Does Signing a Waiver Really Prevent Me from Suing a Business?

A Buda father is considering a lawsuit against iPlay, a South Austin amusement center that offers inflatable recreational indoor activities. The father’s son was bouncing in the back of an inflatable castle when he fell through a 2-foot hole onto the concrete floor underneath the castle. The son started screaming and when his father found him, he was visibly shaken…
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Survey Says One in Five Teens Have Suffered This Injury

Has your teen suffered this shockingly common injury? According to the Journal of American Medical Association, one in five students in grades eight, nine and 10 have suffered concussion before. And no – we don’t just mean football players. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The causes include bumps, jolts and blows to the head. You…
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Austin Group Puts Emphasis on Helping TBI Victims

In the United States, 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries every year. Of those, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized and 1.3 million are treated and released from emergency rooms. Brain injury is a contributing factor to nearly a third of all injury-related deaths. The effects of traumatic brain injury vary from person to person, but they can be debilitating….
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TBI Part 3: Emotional Effects of Brain Injury

The brain is the center of operations for the whole human body. So, when a brain injury occurs, it can be hard to predict exactly what the effects are going to be. People who research TBI tend to group symptoms and effects into three categories: physical, emotional and cognitive. We blogged last week about the cognitive effects. Let’s look at…
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TBI Part 2: Cognitive Effects of Brain Injury

Last week, we discussed some of the common causes of traumatic brain injury. We’re continuing the series this week with a look at the three major categories of complications that TBI can cause. This week, we’ll discuss the myriad cognitive effects of TBI. Cognition is defined as knowing, or thinking. There are many different mental skills that feed into the…
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