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Serious Charges Dismissed in Death of Penn State Student Timothy Piazza

A New Jersey man named Timothy Piazza died on February 4, 2017 after a hazing ritual at a University of Pennsylvania frat house. Piazza was participating in a series of challenges involving alcohol after pledging to Beta Theta Phi. Shortly after finishing “the gauntlet,” a challenge to quickly consume beer, wine and liquor, Piazza became

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Video Shows Penn State Pledge in Agony as Brothers Fail to Call 911

The trial of 18 Penn State fraternity members in the tragic wrongful death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza paints a horrific picture of the night he died. Piazza’s death stoked a firestorm in the media due to the circumstances that led to his death as well as the attempted cover-up by fraternity members. Security footage from

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Hundreds of Charges Filed in Hazing Death of NJ Man

On February 2, Timothy Piazza, a New Jersey man attending a party at the Alpha Upsilon chapter house of Beta Theta Pi at Penn State experienced a series of injuries that ultimately led to his death two days later. An investigation of the circumstances of his death turned up evidence of heavy drinking, hazing and

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The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury, Part 4: Common Causes of TBI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider traumatic brain injury to be a serious public health concern. Every year, around 1.7 million Americans suffer TBI, from mild concussions to those injuries that cause serious, permanent disability. These lifelong effects stem from an event lasting only a split second. What Are the Most Common

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The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury, Part 3: Emotional Complications

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can vary wildly. One of the many ways a TBI can change a person is by altering the way that person feels or expresses emotion. Depending on the site and severity of the injury, there are different emotional complications the TBI sufferer may experience. Emotional Complications Related to

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The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury, Part 2: Cognitive Complications

Last week, we went into detail on some of the physical complications of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This week, we’re continuing this series by discussing the cognitive effects of TBI, which can vary wildly. Cognition is, simply put, to know or to think. Cognition encompasses a broad range of mental skills such as memory, communication,

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The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury, Part 1: Physical Complications

Traumatic brain injury is an unpredictable condition. Even slight traumatic brain injuries (concussions) can have long lasting effects, and no two TBIs are the same. We’d like to use this month to discuss some of the complications related to TBI, starting with the physical complications. But first – what is a TBI, what are common

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