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Could TV Pitchman, Billy May's Sudden Death Be Caused By A Traumatic Brain Injury?

TV Pitchman Biilly May, suddenly passed away on Sunday.  Word is spreading that on Saturday, while on board an airplane, he struck his head after the plane's tires blew out during a rough landing. 

Sounds similar to the fate of Natasha Richardson who also died suddenly after she struck her head.

The condition causing these sudden deaths is termed, "talk and die" syndrome.  What is implied by this terms is that someone hits their head and seems to initially be OK, but due to a rapid accumulation of blood, called epidural hemorrhage (bleeding between the skull and the brain), their are serious pressure changes within the brain, leading to death. 

The take away message is that any head injury must be taken seriously.  The individual experiencing the head trauma needs to checked out by qualified medical personnel to determine if the head injury requires treatment.

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