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Traumatic brain injury may happen due to banging one's head

When people imagine suffering a brain injury, they often associate it with sports accidents or motor vehicle accidents, for instance. A traumatic brain injury typically happens when a person's head hits a hard object, such as the ground. The injury is often serious, and it can lead to problems such as bleeding, torn tissues and bruising of the brain in West Virginia.

Researchers recently disclosed that brain injury can also actually occur as a result of one seemingly harmless activity -- headbanging during music concerts. Banging one’s head to music during a rock band show recently caused a person to suffer brain damage. The headbanging incident took place in early 2013.

The person apparently caused his own brain to bleed by shaking his head violently. He decided to see a doctor when he noticed that he was experiencing constant headaches that kept getting worse. Doctors had to place a hole in his skull in order to drain his blood, and the man’s headaches rapidly disappeared. The man had reportedly been banging his head in this manner for many years.

Getting a traumatic brain injury can have a negative effect on a person’s life, such as affecting an individual’s ability to drive and walk. The person might also have cognitive problems, such as struggling to concentrate or quickly becoming confused. If an injury happened because someone else negligently caused a car accident or another type of accident, the injured victim has the right to try to hold this party financially liable for his or her injuries in a civil court in West Virginia.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Motorhead fan suffered brain injury from headbanging, report says", Mike Boehm, July 5, 2014

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