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Brain Injury

Charges Are Dropped, and Identity of Accuser, Shrouded by City, Is Sought

For five years, Kenneth Creighton was held in jail, suspected of involvement in the killing of a bystander outside a bodega in the Bronx. In 2012, the charges were dropped. Mr. Creighton was released from Rikers Island. He has since filed a lawsuit against New... (Keep Reading)

After 5 Years on Rikers Island and No Trial, Bronx Man Sues for Lost Years

Kenneth Creighton spent five years on Rikers Island awaiting a trial that never happened and now he’s suing the city for compensation for those lost years. “You feel like a walking dead person, accused of everything you didn’t do,” said Creighton, who lives in the... (Keep Reading)

Tragic death of college football QB may have ties to brain injury

The links between football, concussions and, ultimately, terrible brain conditions have been rapidly forming over the past decade. Concussions had always been an injury football players sustained; but not until recently were the serious consequences of the injury fully known. The sport has been under... (Keep Reading)

NFL pays $765 million in head injury settlements

Professional football is a national pastime in the United States. Teams from New York to Miami, and Boston to San Diego, are intently watched from televisions, Internet web casts and stadium seats by millions of people. Yet what viewers often forget is that each collision... (Keep Reading)

Head injuries may triple younger people’s risk for stroke

Head injuries, even seemingly minor ones, can be life altering. Sometimes the effects are not entirely obvious. A once social person may begin withdrawing more and more, becoming something of a recluse. Someone who was once calm and easy-going may develop a hair-trigger temper and... (Keep Reading)

New research sheds light on brain injury susceptibility

A traumatic brain injury is often a life-altering event. Those who are affected are sure to be interested in any news of increased understanding on the mechanics of how the brain is changed after such injuries. New Yorkers should take note, then, of new research... (Keep Reading)

U.S. citizens suffer traumatic brain injuries every 21 seconds

One of the most serious injuries a victim can suffer following a car crash or slip-and-fall accident is a brain injury. Brain injuries can result in lifelong complications for victims and they may suffer loss of appetite, headaches, speech impediments and memory loss -- along... (Keep Reading)

Brain injury research may alter transfusions for those afflicted

Though physical activities, like sports, may showcase the durability of the human body, we are actually quite fragile. A seemingly minor blow to the head can cause a significant brain injury that might result in headaches, memory loss or permanent disability. While the risks associated... (Keep Reading)

Direct brain recording may help sufferers with memory loss

Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a number of ways. An individual can suffer a brain injury in a car accident, a slip-and-fall and in a fight. However, no matter how one receives such an injury, the results can be sadly similar. Brain injury sufferers... (Keep Reading)

Research delves into effects of mild traumatic brain injury

Most of the time when individuals talk about traumatic brain injury they discuss severe cases. In these instances, sufferers may have severely damaged motor skills and may have a whole host of other problems that are quite obvious, such as memory loss and headaches. However,... (Keep Reading)

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