TBI Takes Center Stage

TBI Takes Center Stage

Interest has peaked in traumatic brain injuries and their effect on victims. According to a recent report, “the battlefield and the athletic field” produce many of these cases, with 300,000 TBIs among military members since 2000 and the numerous lawsuits against the NFL and NHL for sports-related head injuries. Further, auto accidents, falls and other … Read more

Understanding Comparative Liability

Understanding Comparative Liability

Sometimes victims of a personal injury accident do not take action to recover damages because they are afraid that they will be blamed for their own injuries. This is true, for example, if someone is speeding and is hit by another car. While the accident may be the other driver’s fault, the victim may fear … Read more

New Hope for SCI Victims

New Hope for SCI Victims

A new study presented at the November 2014 Society for Neuroscience convention holds promise that patients with severe spinal cord injuries may be able to breathe on their own without the help of a ventilator. This research represents a large step forward in efforts to reverse damage that is caused to the muscles of the … Read more

Progesterone Not Helpful in Treating TBI

Progesterone Not Helpful in Treating TBI

New studies have concluded that, despite the early promise of progesterone treatments for TBIs, the administration of the hormone is not significantly helpful to the outcome of these cases. The newest study in this regard was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and involved a large randomized clinical trial of severe TBI … Read more

Distracted Driving Can Have Tragic Consequences

Distracted Driving Can Have Tragic Consequences

The recent case of a 17-year-old Anchorage boy sentenced to a year in prison after a distracted-driving collision speaks to the tragic consequences that can occur when someone chooses to text and drive. Murphy Madison Gross, 17, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and three misdemeanor assault charges as part of a plea agreement. He … Read more

Older TBI Patients At Higher Risk for Dementia

TBI Patients

A new study suggests that even a mild concussion after the age of 65 could increase the risk of developing dementia. Head injuries seem to be much more damaging to older people than to those of middle age or younger, but experts are not sure why. Some have suggested that the younger brain is simply … Read more

Tracy Morgan’s TBI Continues to Cause Problems

Tracy Morgan’s TBI

Tracy Morgan, the actor injured recently when a Wal-Mart semi rear-ended his limousine, is said by his lawyer to have suffered a severe brain injury from the accident. However, there is little clarity on exactly what type of TBI the actor suffered, his prognosis or the specific nature of his complaints. Car Crashes Most Common … Read more