Category: Brain and Spinal Injury

What is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?

February 15, 2022 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, but not all spinal cord injuries are exactly alike. At a broad level, spinal cord trauma can be placed into two main categories – complete spinal cord injuries and incomplete spinal cord injuries. Here, we want to briefly describe what a complete spinal cord injury is and then delve… read more

Can a TBI From a Car Accident Can Change a Woman’s Reproductive Functioning?

October 24, 2018 | Brain and Spinal Injury,Car Accidents

While a car accident can cause many injuries, one of the most common—and perhaps, most concerning—is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that traffic accidents were the third-leading cause of TBI among all age groups in the United States. Car accident victims can sustain a TBI from… read more

Women Are More Affected by Concussions Than Men

April 25, 2018 | Blog,Brain and Spinal Injury

Women are more adversely affected by concussions than men are, according to an article published in the Scientific American. Specifically, the report indicates that women suffer more concussions, have more symptoms, and are slower to recover than men. As the survivor of a serious accident herself, Merry Fountain understands the unique issues facing women who… read more

How a Fractured Bone Can Damage Your Life

December 20, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Fractured or broken bones are extremely painful, but they usually heal fairly quickly and don’t lead to serious complications. That, however, isn’t always the case. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a fractured bone, it can really set you back. If you experience complications in the healing process, it can hurt your life… read more

Bike Helmet Safety: Preventing Brain Injuries

November 1, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Bicyclists are obviously extremely vulnerable when they take to the open road. They’re balanced on two wheels—with no visible means of protection—on streets they share with motorized vehicles many, many times their size and weight and that typically move much faster. Recreational bike trails are popular in Indiana and often cross busy roads. As more… read more

Memory Loss After an Indianapolis Auto Accident

August 15, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

    A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head is stricken, suddenly jerked, or penetrated by a foreign object. The injury can be in the range of mild to severe. During a mild TBI, the loss of full conscious awareness will persist for a short amount of time. When a severe brain injury is inflicted… read more

Swimming Pool Accidents Can Cause Extremely Serious Injuries

June 13, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury,Personal Injury

With June finally here, many public and private swimming pools in the Indianapolis area have recently opened, providing an excellent way for people in the area to beat the heat and get some exercise. Unfortunately, as with any water-based activity, going to a swimming pool exposes you to a risk of serious injury. Here are… read more

Stay Safe this Fourth of July

June 6, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

For most people, the Fourth of July means relaxing with friends and family, barbecue, parades, and attending their local fireworks show. Unfortunately, the very things that make Independence Day enjoyable can also create a very real risk of serious injury. Here are some of the common sources of Fourth of July injuries and what you… read more

Holiday Gifts Can Cause Brain Injuries

December 21, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

    When you shop for holiday gifts for your children and other loved ones, you likely have zero intention of causing them harm. Instead, you likely focus on selecting gifts that will fulfill a specific request or will result in entertainment for your family. However, many toys and recreational products that make exciting gifts… read more

Car Accidents can Cause Serious Head Injuries

November 22, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Injuries sustained by a senior at Brownsburg High School earlier in late October highlight the fact that car accident can cause extremely serious head trauma. According to a report published at, football player and student Matt Turk has in a medically induced coma as of October 24th due to injuries he sustained in a… read more

Head Injuries can be Fatal

November 15, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Any trauma to your head can cause serious injuries, including skull fractures, concussions, or moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Victims of such head injuries require medical attention and often must remain in the hospital for an extended period of time due to coma or other unconsciousness or to be properly monitored to prevent… read more

Study Shows Shocking Increase in Head Injuries to Children

October 24, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

In recent years, soccer has become one of the most popular activities for children of all ages. An estimated 3 million children under the age of 19 participate in the sport, which is 90 percent more than participants in 1990. Local media reports1 that Indiana Soccer alone has about 56,000 young players. Along with the… read more

Anderson Accident Highlights Head Injury Risk Posed by ATVs

September 26, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Two girls were injured on Monday, September 12th in an ATV accident that occurred Anderson, Indiana, approximately 40 miles from Indianapolis. According to a report published at,1 a 17-year-old and 5-year-old were found injured by medical personnel who were responding to a report of a crash on private property. Both girls had suffered head… read more

Causes of Head-on Crashes

September 13, 2016 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Head-on collisions are some of the most frightening accidents that can occur and these crashes can often cause the most devastating injuries to motorists. When the front of one car hits the front of another vehicle, chances are that both vehicles were traveling at the time, which can result in severe damage and injury. The… read more

Dangerous Injuries in Sports

January 19, 2016 | Blog,Brain and Spinal Injury

Playing sports inherently comes with the risk of injury.  Athletes suffer injuries such as pulled or strained muscles, tendons, and ligaments on a regular basis and are generally aware of the prevalence of these types of injuries in most sports.  However, every once in a while, a sports injury occurs that causes the sports community,… read more