Falling Down in a Bar


Brain injury. Bleeding on the brain. Brain damage. These description have all been used to describe the injury that Chad Gibson sustained at the Rainbow Lounge. They all boil down to the same thing: a concussion.

Said like that, it doesn't sound as scary, does it? After all, many of us have suffered concussions at various points in our life, whether in car accidents, sports injuries, or while falling down drunk.
Of course, Chad Gibson and activists want to spread the belief that a concussion could not have been caused by a person falling down and hitting their head on concrete.

Chad Gibson says:

"A lot of the doctors I've talked to say you can't get this kind of blow to the head from just falling, if I had just fallen like they said I did."
Notice that Mr. Gibson does not say that HIS doctor told him this. Sage wisdom is offered by the Mayo Clinic, regarding concussions:

"Concussions are common, particularly if you play a contact sport such as football. But every concussion, no matter how mild, injures your brain. This injury needs time and rest to heal properly."
That explanation is far more calm, isn't it, than the activists who loudly proclaim ongoing aftereffects and potential long-term disability.

WebMD discusses:

There are many ways to get a concussion. Some common ways include fights, falls, playground injuries, car crashes, and bike accidents.
Intelihealth has this to say:

About 8 million people suffer head injuries in the United States each year. Less than 10% require hospitalization, and most of these people have only minor injuries. About half of all head injuries happen during motor vehicle accidents. Falls, sports and assaults cause the rest. Alcohol and drug use are major contributing factors. Most head injuries result from direct trauma (for example, the head hitting the ground or the windshield of a car).
Intelihealth also addresses the possibility of bleeding on the brain, in conjunction with a concussion:

"Occasionally, minor head trauma can trigger a more serious problem such as bruising of the brain tissue (brain contusion) or bleeding within the head (subdural hematoma or subarachnoid hemorrhage)."
Many bloggers continued to discuss Chad Gibson's condition as being near death, long after hospital spokesman confirmed on June 30th that he was in fair condition. This is indicative both of an unwillingness to acknowledge facts and a desire for perpetrating hysteria to fan the flames.

The editors of this web site have learned that Chad Gibson's medical records have been subpoenaed by the police investigations. We look forward to the release of more details in order to balance hysteria accounts with reasonable facts.

Disclaimer: The information posted on this site has not been prepared or approved by any police agency, police association, or legal or law enforcement professional. It has been compiled through research of already available information and should not be relied upon as legal advice or as findings of an investigation.

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