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CONCUSSION, civ. law. The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to give something of value. It differs from robbery in this, that in robbery the thing is taken by force, while in concussion it is obtained by threatened violence. Hein. Lec. El, Sec. 1071

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Prediction of post-traumatic complaints after mild traumatic brain injury: Early symptoms and biochemical markers.
Although the 2008 guidelines are written primarily for emergency physicians, "many patients with mild traumatic brain injury seek care from other practitioners such as internists, family practitioners, geriatricians, pediatricians, and neurologists," said Dr.
The person with a mild traumatic brain injury often will have been treated or seen by a great many physicians and psychologists who have dismissed the plaintiff's complaints and have not appreciated the significant residuals that may continue.(31) As a result, plaintiff attorneys should consider hiring a forensic neuropsychiatrist to evaluate all the medical reports, the testimony of lay persons, and the subjective complaints of the plaintiff in order to present what happened to the plaintiff in one coherent summary.
Chronic neuropathological and neurobehavioral changes in a repetitive mild traumatic brain injury model.
Louis, said while mild traumatic brain injury is difficult to identify using standard CT or MRI, some methods may have added sensitivity.
The book exclusively covers pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
About 15%-30% of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) patients are at risk of developing postconcussional syndrome (PCS), Dr.
Therefore, he recommends using the preferred term, "mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI)" as designated by the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Subcommittee of the Head Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
You indicated that she suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. Would you please define and explain for us what mild traumatic brain injury is?
A meta-analysis of neuropsychological outcome after mild traumatic brain injury: Re-analyses and reconsiderations of Binder et al (1997), Frencham et al.
The most common causes of mild traumatic brain injury were falling, trauma during transportation and assault.