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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2018 – Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) repeatedly sustained in contact sports has long been associated with a higher risk of dementia. Now, a new study suggests that contact sports may also lead to other neuro-degenerative diseases such as Lewy body disease. The study, run by Boston University School of Medicine researchers, shows that those playing contact sports are more likely to develop Lewy body disease. Lewy body disease results from abnormal structures, Lewy bodies, building up in the brain. The structures are abnormal deposits of the protein alpha-synuclein. They affect brain chemicals and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2018 – Parents of a child who sustained permanent brain damage at his daycare won $30 million in damages after filing a personal injury lawsuit. The parents of a 3-year-old child who suffered permanent brain damage after an incident at his daycare have won over $30 million in damages. The family filed a lawsuit in December 2015 after their then 2-year-old son was severely injured at his daycare on September 25, 2015. The daycare, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is operated by a local religious group, and was running an unlicensed facility, acceptable under […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2018 – A 15-year-old high school teen landed in a hospital with a traumatic brain injury after a school security guard broke up an altercation between students. According to eyewitness testimony the initial fight, which started the cascade of events leading to a traumatic brain injury, was between the 15-year-old and two other students. A school security guard broke the fight up and body-slammed the 15-year-old into a wall causing him to fall to the ground and crack his skull. The boy had a 30-second seizure after the fall. The teen was taken […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2018 – Repeatedly heading soccer balls may have a much greater effect on cognitive abilities than previously thought. Soccer players are at greater risk of poor cognitive functioning due to routinely heading the ball during play. A recent study, published in Frontiers in Neurology, conducted on 308 adult soccer players between the ages 18 to 55, demonstrated that players heading the ball frequently did not do well when tested for attention, psychomotor speed and memory. According to the lead author of this study, Dr. Michael Lipton, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2018 – Former Texas defensive tackle Greg Ploetz sustained numerous head injuries during the course of his football career causing serious health issues. Ploetz played for the Longhorns in the late 60s, early 70s. After Ploetz’s death his brain was donated to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. It turned out that he suffered from Stage 4 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE); the most severe level, considered to cause dementia. His widow opted to file a personal injury lawsuit in Dallas against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), alleging they failed to protect and educate Ploetz […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2018 – Traumatic brain injuries are a hot topic in sports and have been for a number of years since research showed that NFL players’ frequent concussions led to dementia and sometimes suicide. While the big leagues received attention, it is the middle and high school football players and their injuries that need attention. Football and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease, have been linked together for many years. Researchers at Boston University found presence of CTE in 88 percent of over 200 former […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2018 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects thousands of Americans every year. In 2013 alone, roughly 2.8 million people went to emergency rooms across the nation for treatment for TBI. Between 2000 and 2017, 308,853 American service members sustained mild traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) most of the cases seen in E.R.’s are categorized as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Mild traumatic brain injuries do not result in a coma and people tend to start feeling better within a few weeks. However, at least 20 […]


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Goshen, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2018 – Last week, a jury awarded a postal worker who was injured on the job ten times the maximum settlement offered by the defendant’s insurance company. In a case that was challenging, The Law Firm of Sobo & Sobo fought for their client and was able to secure a landmark settlement. The victim was making deliveries on her rural postal route when she was rear ended. The accident resulted in injuries to her shoulder that required surgery and a recommendation of neck surgery as well as injuries to her lower back. At […]


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Orlando, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2018 – In January, the Orlando law firm of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos welcomed attorney Ryan Young as an associate. Ryan is a plaintiff’s attorney specializing in personal injury cases. Ryan hails from Marietta, Georgia, in the suburbs of Atlanta, and he and his wife relocated to Windermere in 2017. He attended the University of Mississippi for both undergraduate studies and law school. Law Runs in the Family After finishing law school and being admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, Ryan returned to Marietta to practice. His mother is […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2018 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is very excited to announce that Paul G. Paravati, Esq., has joined the firm. Mr. Paravati has over 10 years experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and his extensive knowledge includes workers’ compensation, premises liability, product liability, car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, Mr. Paravati possesses considerable experience in handling cases regarding the conscientious employee protection act (CEPA), landlord/tenant, municipal court and prisoners’ rights. Furthermore, he has dedicated his entire legal career to safeguarding workers’ rights, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2017 – The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in players in contact sports is now well known. In fact, the initial discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was in the brains of deceased football players. A new study published by Boston University (BU) scientists revealed that 110 out of 111 post-mortem brains showed signs of CTE. Brain damage allegations have been trailing the National Football League (NFL) for over a decade. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players has seen congressional hearings, been the cited reason for a class action lawsuit launched by players […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2017 – It is difficult to imagine that a bird and a football player have much in common, but they do, and the lowly woodpecker just may hold the key to making safer football helmets. The history of football is rife with attempts to make a better helmet for players to prevent skull fractures. While the technology does exist to prevent or diminish skull fractures, there is little to no protection from brain injuries. “This is where the woodpeckers come into play,” said traumatic brain injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2017 – Researchers from the University College London and Britain’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery found that soccer may be another sport where players sustain traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its link to football began making headlines when former football players committed suicide. Autopsy results revealed that the players who committed suicide had TBI. Football is not the only sport where participants are at high risk for a TBI. Other sports include: hockey, lacrosse, boxing, baseball, skateboarding, skiing, horseback riding/racing, high impact sports, extreme sports and soccer. In all […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2017 – Chicago personal injury law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg announced that Josie Rinehart was awarded the firm’s annual Accident Survivor Scholarship. Rinehart will receive $1,000 toward her tuition at the University of Southern Indiana. “Josie exemplifies the spirit of determination that we wanted to honor with this award,” said Paul Greenberg. “Faced with a devastating tragedy, she had the strength to persevere and build a better life for herself and others. We are proud to be able to contribute to her educational goals.” Rinehart survived an accident that claimed the lives […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2017 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has announced this year’s recipient of the Survivor Scholarship, Rebecca Lynn Ray. Ray is a cancer survivor who is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Florida. The Survivor Scholarship is aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, and is open to those who are attending college or law school in the United States. The bi-annual scholarship of $1,000, open to applicants in December and August of each year, is […]


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Daytona Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2016 – Representatives from BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Daytona Beach in order to better serve clients in Daytona Beach and the surrounding communities. This is BRILL & RINALDI’s third office location; the firm’s other two locations are in Miami, Florida and Weston, Florida, respectively. This third office is located at 123 Live Oak Avenue, and the new location is in collaboration with Eric K. Neitzke, the founding attorney of the law firm of Eric K. Neitzke P.A. Neitzke will continue […]


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Weston, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2016 – Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm, announced that the firm secured an additional award from Airgas Doral, Inc., for its hazardous materials violations, this time in federal criminal court. Airgas was sentenced on May 5, 2016, on 14 felony counts to which it pled guilty, and was ordered to pay $2.7 million dollars in restitution to three families, in addition to $4.3 million dollars in fines to the federal government. The ruling came down nearly eight years to the day after Airgas’ improper conduct caused the death of three longshoremen. On […]


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Custom Legal Marketing has created a personal injury ebook that law firms can customize to offer to their visitors and clients. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 29, 2016 – Personal injury attorneys can customize a free personal injury ebook by simply entering their law firm’s name, phone number and website. The customized ebook will instantly be emailed to them in PDF format. Its front page includes the law firm’s name, phone number and linked website. Titled “Getting Compensated: An Introduction to Personal Injury Claims,” the ebook can be made available to potential clients looking to learn more about […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2016 – David C. Barnett, Esq., founder and managing partner of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. and chairman of the board for The Victory Center, announced that the not-for-profit organization met its preliminary $3 million dollar fundraising goal within a record time of six months. Barnett and The Victory Center will continue to seek contributions for additional monies so that it may acquire furniture, desks, computers, and other essential items. The center provides the necessary resources to children and families challenged by autism and other neuro-developmental conditions, and the recently-acquired funds […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2015 – A prominent personal injury law firm is promoting winter safety for motorists and pedestrians this holiday season. “The winter months bring snow and ice that increase the risk of accidents for drivers and pedestrians,” said Paul Greenberg, of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “We want to make sure that people stay safe.” The firm said that there are several things drivers can do to improve safety during the cold weather months. First of all, drivers should make sure that all necessary vehicle maintenance has been performed. This includes having safety systems checked, […]


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