A Devastating Impact: Understanding the Causes and Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Save Lives

February 17, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
TraumaticBrainInjury.com, (www.traumaticbraininjury.com), was just recognized as the most "excellent website" for providing the public with the most comprehensive information on traumatic brain injury, by Clinical Compass, a bi-weekly newsletter published by neuroscienceCME.com.

neuroscienceCME.com is the industry's top clinician's forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences, as well as providing medical and scientific expertise and leadership. In her article titled, "A Devastating Impact: The Causes and Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury," (Volume 5, Issue 3), Christina J. Ansted, the Medical Program Director at CME Outfitters, LLC., heralded TraumaticBrainInjury.com for its exhaustive collection of background information on Traumatic Brain Injury, tips, videos, and even legal help.

About Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately 1.5 million people in the United States who suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. Of these, 50,000 die from a trauamtic brain injury and 85,000 suffer long-term disabilities. In the United States, more than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injury.

Distribution of the information provided on TraumaticBrainInjury.com is critical for health care providers who are on the front lines (e.g., EMS responders), as well as neuroscientists, doctors, nurses and health care professionals are they are often the first to arrive on the scene of a Traumatic Brain Injury and are in charge of initiating the pre-hospital care than can promote a positive outcome. With the knowledge that children and adolescents are most at risk for traumatic brain injury, understanding the evidence-based guidelines is imperative for pediatric care physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, and their staff.

Dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury is a challenge for both caregivers and patients alike, and there are a number of resources that offer support and guidance. One excellent website is Traumatic Brain Injury.com (www.traumaticbraininjury.com), an exhaustive collective of background on TBI, tips, videos, and even legal help.

About Cohen, Placitella & Roth
Stewart Cohen, a lawyer at Cohen, Placitella and Roth, is the legal editor of TraumaticBrainInjury.com, and past President of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. For over three decades, the lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth have brought an unwavering commitment and dedication to the legal representation of traumatic brain injury survivors and their families. The firm represents infants who suffer cerebral palsy as a result of negligence during delivery, senior citizens who are the victims of a serious fall down and brain injury victims of every age and circumstance in between; the firm advocates for brain injury victims and their families.

For additional information please visit the law firm website at [utl=http://www.cprlaw.com/]www.cprlaw.com[/url].