Brain Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)July 20, 2021 – Sustaining a head injury in a car accident is not dissimilar to receiving a head injury while deployed overseas or playing sports. The symptoms of brain injuries are common but affect each person differently. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is difficult, frustrating and painstakingly slow. The good news is there is another form of assistance available, brain glasses. Recently, a woman was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing the woman’s car to crash into the car in front of her. The woman’s head hit the steering wheel and snapped back. She […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 3, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often affect a person’s balance, among other issues. Although deep brain stimulation and implantable devices are available to help, the process is invasive. However, the latest device, the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), from Helius Medical Technologies may offer a solution.   Helius Medical Technologies has a new portable product that stimulates the brain via the tongue. It was granted marketing clearance in the United States to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with trouble walking. The company says there are other uses for this technology, and one of them […]


Continue reading full article »

If so, attorneys with The de la Garza Law Group are available and offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation Electric companies failed Texas and some paid the ultimate price. Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2021 – The severe winter storm that impacted Texas last week brought with it below freezing temperatures. As millions of people in Houston took shelter and stayed indoors, some companies in charge of delivering electricity to paying customers failed to do their part. Because of the loss of power, millions of people were unable to properly heat their homes. Without electricity, indoor temperatures reached […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2020 – While science is on the forefront of working to find ways to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI), medical professionals are working with TBI patients, some of which are in a coma. Will they regain consciousness or not? If a patient has a severe head injury, they may drift into a comatose state. Most comas last approximately 2 weeks and the patient either wakes up and improves, deteriorates and dies or is diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. A vegetative state indicates a patient whose eyes open spontaneously but there is […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – One of the most severe complications of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is brain swelling, caused by an inflammatory reaction. Brain swelling can result in severe secondary damage that may end in death. However, a new medical discovery may change the survival chances of those with TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries are common, with more than 2.5 million people in the United States being affected each year. This does not include military personnel overseas who have sustained a TBI in the wake of explosions. No treatment exists for brain swelling. Recently, Northwestern […]


Continue reading full article »

Cincinnati, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Joel Buckley has joined Jones Kahan Law as the firm’s litigation managing attorney. Mr. Buckley is a highly skilled litigator, with experience in personal injury, business, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and secured transactions litigation. He has also served as in-house counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance where his practice focused on defending a wide variety of claims. During his time as defense counsel, Mr. Buckley successfully resolved hundreds of cases at trial and arbitration. His unique perspective will be instrumental to complex personal injury cases that Jones […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by physical impact. Traumatic brain injuries have devasting effects on the health and well-being of injured people. These types of injuries can also result in death. Treatment of TBIs is often challenging. A new development may soon be able to help treat TBIs – 3D printable implants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO,) TBIs result in a large number of deaths and permanent disabilities. The medical cost for care for U.S. patients with TBIs can reach about $76 billion […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2019 – According to research done by scientists at University of Texas in San Antonio, a new treatment may be available for patients with brain trauma. Currently, there is no particularly effective treatment option for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a study published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism may change that. The study shows that mice with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were able to recover brain function almost to the level of healthy mice with no TBI. After a brain injury in both mice and humans, dangerous […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2019 – Some traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims retain what is referred to as covert consciousness, but how do medical professionals and family members know if a patient is responsive or not? The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study that indicates that about 15 percent of TBI patients are responding to verbal commands “in their brains” even though there are no external signs that they are doing so. The study recorded brain responses in acute TBI patients with a specialized computer analysis program applied to EEG recordings. According […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury researchers are constantly searching for new ways to help treat brain damage. Yet another discovery may help TBI victims – Xenon gas, a human anesthetic with few side effects. A new study has shown promising results for preventing cognitive damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While the study involves mice, it may well have significant ramifications for humans. Xenon gas, an anesthetic drug, apparently prevents long-term cognitive impairment, protects against brain tissue degeneration and increases life expectancy in the wake of a TBI in mice. In fact, […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating and deadly. Over the last two decades, research has progressed rapidly in finding solutions to help those with TBI. The latest discovery involves stem cell therapy using a patient’s own adipose stem cells. The 10-month therapy program started last spring. Although the stem cell therapy program is taking place outside of the United States, in Freeport, Bahamas, 24 highly decorated U.S. military veterans are taking part in the innovative new program with the hope the therapy improves healing of bone injuries, reduces pain and […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2019 – Typically, when people discuss traumatic brain injury, they are usually speaking about sporting events. However, it is not just athletes who sustain traumatic brain injuries. According to researchers in Phoenix, Arizona a recent study reveals traumatic brain injury (TBI) is rife among domestic violence survivors, and a great number of domestic violence victims are living in homeless shelters. “This particular study included 115 homeless women,” explained Austin traumatic brain injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke, “and 88 percent of this group had lost track of the number of blows to the head they […]


Continue reading full article »

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2019 – All things considered, Randy Willoughby has a good life. Every day he spends time with his wife, Kayliegh, and their beautiful two-year-old daughter. When he’s not playing with his daughter, Randy can be found feeding his horses, playing video games, or enjoying his passion for cooking. But through it all, Mr. Willoughby suffers from a severe traumatic brain injury caused by a 2012 car wreck. On November 2, 2012, Mr. Willoughby, 20 at the time, and his girlfriend, Kayliegh Lewis, were on their way to dinner when an elderly driver ran […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2019 – A Texas shipping supervisor was awarded over $1 million after a 3-year legal tussle. The accident that caused this worker to ultimately sue a trucking company happened in 2016 while the man was working as a shipping supervisor at CFW in Gainsville, Texas. A truck owned by KLD and driven by a KLD trucker, arrived at CFW to pick up a load to be delivered. The driver noticed something was wrong with the cargo door of the 20-foot box truck. He asked the shipping supervisor to assess what was wrong with […]


Continue reading full article »

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2019 – Concussions are common when playing contact sports and even most of the fans understand there is some risk to the players involved. Broken bones are one-thing, serious head injuries are another. Head injuries involved in contact sports have players, coaches and parents concerned. Head injuries kill. And if by chance they do not kill right away, they can do extensive and serious brain damage that ultimately may take a player’s life due to disease or by their own hand. Between 2017 and 2018, at least 291 concussions were sustained in the […]


Continue reading full article »

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 […]


Continue reading full article »

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 […]


Continue reading full article »

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 […]


Continue reading full article »

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 […]


Continue reading full article »

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 […]


Continue reading full article »