Brain Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Central Texas’ largest assemblage of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, has elected a new president. “I’m honored to have been elected as president of CATLA,” said Brooks Schuelke, a plaintiff’s Austin personal injury lawyer. “The attorneys in this group are driven every single day to ensure their clients are not taken advantage of by corporate wrongdoers or insurance companies. Justice is not just a concept to them. It is a personal mission.” CATLA’s dedicated mission is to work together to effectively represent clients injured by the negligence of others, and to make […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of drunk driving accidents for years and there is no lessening in the incidence of drunk driving accidents. “Despite all efforts to end drinking and driving, people still drive while intoxicated,” says Atlanta Car Accident attorney Jim Rice. National public awareness campaigns to educate the general public about the dangers of drinking and driving, and state and local law enforcement increasing enforcement of driving while under the influence continue to rise, as do the incidences of arrest and accidents due to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – A prison inmate has been awarded $12 million for a brain injury. A jury in federal court has issued a verdict awarding $12 million to a prison inmate who experienced brain damage after an epileptic seizure that occurred while he was incarcerated. Ray Fox was serving time for a drug-related offense at the Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, Illinois. Jurors found that the prison staff failed to give Fox his epilepsy medication, although they were aware that he needed it in order to prevent seizures. “The jury has decided that this […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2013 – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has designated March 2013 as Brain Injury Awareness Month. The organization is working for equal access to proper care for the 1.7 million Americans who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. “Millions of people have been affected by different types of brain injuries, from traumatic brain injury caused by physical impact to lack of oxygen to the brain as a result of medical malpractice,” said Chicago brain injury attorney Robert Briskman. “Fortunately these injuries are being studied more intensively which will hopefully […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2013 – Oral contraceptives manufactured by Bayer are being blamed for complications including deep vein thrombosis. The drugs, called Yaz and Yasmin, became popular in the United States in 2006. Between 2004 and 2008, the FDA received reports of more than 50 deaths blamed on the drugs. Studies have shown a correlation between the drugs and higher rates of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and blood clots. Greg Grambor, President of Vascular PRN, a distributor of DVT prevention devices, commented, “Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that is often treated […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2013 – Substandard medical care is alleged to blame for the brain damage of a child born in Florida. The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy recently filed a birth injury suit naming St. Mary’s Medical Center and its staff as defendants in Palm Beach County, Florida. The lawsuit alleges that the boy’s mother received substandard medical care at St. Mary’s during childbirth, resulting in brain damage to the baby and eventual cerebral palsy. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce, who is not involved in the case, commented, “Prenatal and neonatal care […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – An NFL linebacker who committed suicide was suffering from brain damage. Junior Seau, the NFL linebacker who committed suicide last year, had the same brain disease that Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson suffered from, a new study has revealed. Both men shot themselves in the chest, with Duerson explicitly stating that it was so studies could be conducted on his brain. A team of researchers studying Seau’s brain found that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), probably the result of multiple blows to the head during his two-decade career in the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2013 – Family members are suing the National Football League (NFL) after the death of a player. In May 2012, professional football player Junior Seau took his own life, and now his family is suing the NFL, claiming the suicide was the result of numerous brain injuries sustained during his career. Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce commented, “It is widely understood that brain injuries, especially repeated injuries, can cause not only physical damage, but permanent psychological damage as well. It seems possible that repeated head impacts could contribute to suicidal tendencies.” As […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2013 – Researchers have released their findings after analyzing the brain tissue of deceased former NFL linebacker Junior Seau. The analysis found that Seau had a debilitating brain disease, one which was probably caused by blows to the head he suffered during the twenty years he played football. Neurosurgeons specifically studying the brains of former pro football players who had complained of dementia and depression found that, in many cases, the players had been suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The findings are just the latest in the ongoing study of concussions and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2013 – Even baseball players may succumb to the side effects of traumatic brain injury. “Former Cincinnati Reds baseball player, Ryan Freel, who was only 36-years-old, was recently found dead in his apartment. Police indicated his death was a suicide as the result of a gunshot wound,” said Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “This was a player who had readily admitted that he had sustained at least ten concussions during the course of his career.” Freel was a noted player and one that fans and other […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The City of Chicago has reached a major personal injury law settlement. The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered severe brain damage when a drunk city worker drove a pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Gold Coast last year. “This tragedy may have been prevented if the driver had undergone random alcohol testing,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “In order to prevent a repeat […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2012 – David Goldstein, 17, a soccer player at Ransom Everglades School in Miami, has suffered three concussions and once thought he would never play the game again. Now he is responsible for helping convince the Florida legislature to pass a law to protect Miami-Dade County student-athletes from debilitating brain injuries. “Brain injuries are a real possibility for anyone engaged in contact sports,” Tampa brain injury attorney Robert Joyce commented. “It is particularly important that children be protected from permanent brain damage.” Goldstein suffered concussions in each of three separate incidents during soccer […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – An estimated 2.6 million U.S. children were treated for sports-related injuries between 2002 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 170,000 of those injured children were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from concussions. A sports concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head, one that usually occurs during a fall or colliding with another player. “Now that students are back in school is an ideal time to increase awareness of overall safety in student sports,” stated […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2012 – Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2012 – The Charleston personal injury lawyers of Yarborough Applegate Law Firm have negotiated a $9.9 million settlement for a client who was injured on a ride last summer. David B. Yarborough Jr., William E. Applegate, IV and Douglas E. Jennings of the Yarborough Applegate firm, reached the settlement through mediation on August 24th. The deal included a partial confidentiality clause that prevents disclosure of any details about the case that could identify the defendant, or its location. Yarborough Applegate’s client, a 44-year-old mother […]


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Norfolk, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2012 – Summer is coming to a close, school is back in session, and you know what that means – FOOTBALL! College football season is upon us, much to the delight of the thousands of Virginia college team fans in our area. Unfortunately, celebrating a new season can also bring danger in the form of drinking and driving. Between tailgating parties, sports bars, and home viewing parties, alcohol consumption and game day are often synonymous. And one too many drinks can lead to very serious consequences. Recent studies show that the drinking and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2012 – It’s time someone made recommendations to reduce traumatic brain injuries in sports. “It almost goes without saying that the world of sports has lagged behind in doing something about reducing the number of traumatic brain injuries that occur every year. Traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, are life-altering, brain-altering experiences, often affecting balance, judgment and memory,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. “Finally, a series of suggestions were approved by Ivy League presidents in July 2012.” Consider the case of a local college rugby player […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2012 – Abuse of patients suffering from brain injuries has allegedly taken place at the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation in Wauchula, Florida. Twenty former and current patients have said residents have frequently been abused, confined and neglected. Additionally, over 2,000 pages of various documents such as police reports, autopsies and medical records, reportedly show violence, and even death have occurred at the facility. In five resident deaths – two in the last 1.5 years – families of patients, or official agencies, have indicated there has been abuse. (The other three deaths happened […]


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Fort Mill, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2012 – The South and North Carolina personal injury and criminal defense firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP employed three law student interns over the 2012 summer. Divided between the firm’s offices, the three are: Jamie White, Emory Law rising third year, in the Fort Mill office; Brice Peper, Charleston Law rising third year, in the new Charleston office; and Jessica, Charlotte Law rising second year, in the Charlotte office. Fort Mill intern White received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and, immediately after graduation, began his law school career at Emory. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2012 – A teenager in Florida will likely recover from a severe brain injury, caused by being impaled by a 3-foot-long spear, while spear fishing. On June 8, Yasser Lopez, age 16, was fishing with a friend near Miami. When the friend attempted to load the spear gun, he accidentally shot Lopez. The spear penetrated his skull above the right eye, went through his brain, and exited the back of his head. Lopez survived the brain injury and underwent a three-hour-long surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital, from which he will enter an intensive […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2012 – Combat veterans who have encountered large explosions may suffer from the same repeated concussions seen recently in athletes, according to a new study. Researchers at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, in partnership with Boston University, studied the brain tissue of four service members who had been exposed to large blasts. The research shows that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can be caused by the type and force of blasts associated with improvised explosive device (IED). The report was published online in Science Translational Medicine May 16. “This study is an important […]


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