Brain Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2012 – The Toral Family Foundation is offering a scholarship program for members of the healthcare field who want to learn more about brain injuries to enhance their competence in treating them. The Florida foundation is offering three professionals paid trips to the 10th Annual North American Brain Injury Society Medical Conference on Sept. 12-15 in Miami. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 and includes entry to the conference. Applicants to the scholarship program must be employed in the healthcare field within the state of Florida, and work in the brain injury field. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2012 – A recent wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of an infant in a hospital has been settled. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital will pay $8.25 million to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Genesis Burkett. Genesis was born premature, but was expected to do well, until he was mistakenly given an overdose of sodium chloride, 60 times the recommended dosage. “Medical errors of this kind too often end in tragedy,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago birth injury attorney not involved in this case. “Families who suffer […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2012 – A legal battle over the alleged negligence of the NFL in the death by suicide of Dave Duerson, a former Chicago Bears safety, will play out in a Philadelphia federal court, where hundreds of other lawsuits filed by former NFL players have been consolidated. Duerson was a defensive safety known for his effectiveness and fierce hitting. He was selected for the Pro Bowl as one of the best players in the league four times consecutively. He also was on two championship teams and was once the NFL Man of the Year. […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2012 – A patient with migraines gets a cerebral angiogram. She was not told about the risks, or why she had to have the procedure. “In this case, a 43-year-old woman agreed to have a medical procedure done to attempt to determine the cause of her life-long migraines. She had several MRIs and other non-invasive medical tests, but the doctors decided she should have a cerebral angiogram. They thought it would tell them what was causing her headaches. She went along with that idea, because they were doctors, and they should know what […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2012 – Traumatic brain injury may play a much larger role than we realize in the troops that come back for Afghanistan. “While the name of Robert Bales has more of less faded out of the spotlight, the issue behind what caused him to snap and kill multiple civilians is a major, ongoing question. Was it traumatic brain injury? There may be a good case that it was, as he did sustain head trauma on a previous tour of duty,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2012 – A new drug may help deal with the after effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It may also have troubling side effects. “Drug makers know they need to test their new products before they end up on the market. Some do, and do it carefully. Others do, but don’t do it as carefully, leaving the human population to find out later about serious side effects; side effects that may include death. It’s a conundrum to find a drug to help, but without troubling side effects. Such is the worry about Clazosentan, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2012 – Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A. recently launched their Tampa personal injury website to help clients with all their serious injury concerns. The website is a comprehensive resource for everyone in the Tampa Bay area to learn more about what to do after an auto accident, wrongful death concerns, and brain injury cases. The firm has helped thousands of clients since they began a law office in 1984. “Having the website is a natural extension for us,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “We want clients to have the best […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2012 – Getting blown up regularly while on patrol in Afghanistan is taking its toll. Traumatic brain injury is at an all time high for returning military personnel. “Who would have thought military personnel fighting a war would sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI) in any other way, other than a fall, being involved in collisions or being hit in the head? Turns out, explosions involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are causing soldiers untold grief. The unfortunate part is that TBI is a silent and unseen injury, which makes it hard to treat, and […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2011 – Everyone, no matter what their ethnic origin or status in the U.S., is entitled to quality medical care. That did not happen in this case. “This reported case is disturbing for a couple of reasons,” commented Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer at The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “The first problem is the egregious behavior of the physician who was supposed to be delivering this baby. The second is that people were making an issue of the fact that the mother was an undocumented […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2011 – If the car in this case had not been traveling so close to the cyclist, the man would not have suffered traumatic brain injury. “The cyclist in this reported case was severely injured by a car turning into a school driveway. The driver did not look where he was going, and as a result of this accident, the cyclist was deemed incompetent to provide instructions to his legal counsel, and did not have the capacity to understand any of the court proceedings. He sustained severe trauma to his head,” said Robert […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 5, 2011 – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles latest crash statistics show that Pasco County had 5,780 auto accidents and 79 fatalities in 2009. Most of injuries came from a vehicle rear-ending another vehicle. After that, vehicles hitting at an angle caused the worst injuries. Intersections and exit ramps were the site of the most accidents. “Auto accidents can be extremely frustrating and leave you with injuries, insurance issues, and car repairs,” said Zephyrhills auto accident attorney Robert Alston. “You need someone to look out for your best interests as […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) July 25, 2011 – A little girl developed cerebral palsy as a direct result of negligence on the part of the doctor delivering her. The jury found for the plaintiff in the case. “This is a disturbing case in which the clear signs and symptoms of a baby being in distress were not acted on promptly, with devastating results,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. This story began when the expectant mother-to-be went for one of […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2011 – Playgrounds are a fun activity for children, especially in the summertime. But for younger children, they can pose a big risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that children under 14 years old can be at risk for severe injuries and even death. Every year, an estimated 200,000 children visit the emergency room due to playground injuries. Specifically, children ages five to nine years old experience the most harm. At school and public playgrounds, most of the injuries happen on climbing equipment. At home, the leading peril is the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2011 – Trampoline parks are becoming a popular destination for kids and teens. Two companies are opening new facilities this summer throughout Illinois, including in Naperville, Niles, and Buffalo Grove. The parks are intended to promote fun and exercise for jumpers who bounce off the trampoline walls and floors. Until there is an injury, trampoline parks seem like a harmless way to have fun. But as the Chicago Tribune reported in late May, one trampoline park in Carol Stream has had 16 ambulance calls for injuries ranging from head trauma and dislocated shoulders […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2011 – A drunk and distracted-driving accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway left a permanent mark on an entire family this past Memorial Day. The driver ran into the guardrail and was found to have a blood alcohol level two times the legal limit. Eight people were in the car, and none were wearing seat restraints. The accident happened when the driver was attempting to pick up a potato chip that had fallen. The auto driver, 47-year-old Joannie Pittman, had been drinking alcohol at a barbecue earlier in the day. She was arrested […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2011 – This horrific accident showcases how seemingly harmless architectural embellishments have the potential to cause serious harm. “This reported case is a real heartbreaker, largely because it involves a toddler and also because it was completely unexpected. The young lad slipped though a gap between the floor and a window, falling 13 feet to the ground,” explained Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. The 19-month-old was at a university with his dad and his two other siblings. They were taking a look […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2011 – Anoxic brain injury caused a man’s death after what should have been routine knee surgery. “In this reported case, the man went to an outpatient surgical center in Marietta, Ga. for what should have been routine knee surgery. It turned out to have been anything but routine. On his way home from the outpatient surgery, he suffered cardio-respiratory arrest, dying two days later, as the result of anoxia,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2011 – A 4-year-old who went to hospital for eyelid surgery was overdosed on halothane and stopped breathing. “This reported case was shocking in a number of ways. The first was that a 4-year-old was assigned to an uncertified nurse anesthetist for halothane administration, and not an anesthesiologist MD. The second was there was no crash cart in the operating room and no doctor available to give CPR. The true insult to injury is that the little boy was without oxygen for 15 minutes before he was taken to another hospital ER. The […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2011 – Hurricane season is quickly approaching, so homeowners need to be aware of property concerns. Even if an owner’s property is not subject to flooding, winds can do damage. Many people have trees on their property, and in the eyes of legal and insurance experts, trees can be a huge liability. Some properties have withstood heavy rains and winds for decades only to sustain serious damage due to falling branches or trees. In the eyes of the law, a property owner must maintain his or her premises in a safe, hazard-free way. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2011 – Statistics show that 16-year-olds are six times more likely to get in an auto accident than drivers over 30 years old. The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act (STANDUP) plans to decrease deaths and injuries by setting national teen driving laws for all new teen drivers. Many states already have some form of graduated driver licensing laws, but standardization across the country is shown to save lives and money, say the STANDUP sponsors. “Over the last five years alone, over 40,000 teens have died in motor vehicle crashes and […]


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