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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2017 – Many veterans who were diagnosed with mental problems or traumatic brain injury have received less-than-honorable discharges. But such a discharge can result in the denial of veterans’ benefits, thereby causing these veterans to become homeless, imprisoned, develop substance abuse or commit suicide. In an effort to assist these veterans, the Vietnam Veterans Association of America wrote President Obama asking him to pardon all post-9/11 veterans who received less-than-honorable discharges without the due process of a court-martial. They are making the same request of President-elect Donald Trump. Prominent Tampa, Florida veterans lawyer […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2017 – Congress passed the Fairness for Veterans Act within a larger defense budget bill in December. The legislation is an effort to help tens of thousands of veterans with less than honorable discharges gain access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care. The bill requires the military to consider mental health conditions of service members when conducting discharge reviews. Boards must take into account claims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury when troops display behavior the military considers undesirable. “Receiving a less than honorable discharge can have serious […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2017 – A California woman went to an emergency room after she had been shot in the head with an air rifle. A delay in treatment resulted in a traumatic brain injury. The woman waited for five hours and by the time she was transferred to another hospital for surgery, she was barely conscious. Attending doctors at the second hospital rushed her into surgery, but the intracranial bleeding had exerted so much pressure on her brain that she sustained a traumatic brain injury. She now requires around-the-clock care. The plaintiff’s family filed a […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2016 – Pregnant women are considered to be at the highest risk from Zika infections. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to microcephaly and other birth defects. Microcephaly can be characterized by an abnormally small head and incomplete brain development. Babies who have the defect suffer a range of health problems including seizures, intellectual disability, developmental delay, hearing loss, and problems with movement and balance. “While the CDC and other health officials continue their investigations, pregnant women should take precautions such as avoiding travel to areas that are known to be affected by Zika,” […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2016 – Opting out of the Texas workers compensation system saves employers money over time, but there is a caveat to that observation. The rising number of significant jury awards may signal a change to come. Opting out of the Texas workers compensation system, otherwise referred to as non-subscription, is still appealing to many employers, as it saves companies a lot of money. “But in reality, it may not save a company money if an attorney wins an injury case against them,” said workplace injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke, of Perlmutter & Schuelke, PLLC […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2015 – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that driver fatigue was the cause of an accident last year involving a Wal-Mart semitrailer, which caused serious injuries to actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and resulted in the death of another comedian. “When truck drivers violate hours-of-service regulations or get behind the wheel with too little sleep, they can cause deadly accidents,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago truck accident attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Truck safety is doubly important, because truck accidents are so much more likely to result in fatalities.” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2015 – A new report shows that although the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has improved its processing of veterans’ benefits claims overall, the office that processes disability cases for Florida has failed to handle claims properly. The VA regional office in St. Petersburg, Florida, is either overpaying or shortchanging the state’s veterans in some cases. The St. Petersburg office processes disability claims for all of Florida. The report was part of the inspector general’s ongoing review of regional offices throughout the United States. “In recent years, the VA has been experiencing high […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2015 – Backers say the bill is a step toward freedom but opponents worry it would increase fatalities and injuries. The Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill on April 13 that would repeal the state’s universal helmet law that requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. The measure, HB 523, which passed the lower chamber of the Legislature in a 97-57 vote, would permit motorcyclists who are at least 21 years of age to ride their vehicles while not wearing a helmet. Supporters of the bill, sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2015 – A man who was left incapacitated by brain injuries after a traffic accident was awarded $6 million by a Florida jury. The jury found that the defendant driver was negligent when she crashed into Kenneth Jones’ scooter in 2011. The verdict was rendered at the Moore Justice Center in Viera, Florida, with Judge George Maxwell presiding. Jones, who was retired from the Air Force and once lived alone, now must live in a nursing home. He is alert and aware of his surroundings, but needs constant care. “Even a mild or […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2015 – Matt Osborne, aka Doink the Clown, died an untimely death in 2013 from an accidental overdose of morphine and hydrocodone, allegedly taken as the result of traumatic brain injuries sustained while wrestling as a contender for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Doink the Clown’s death came as a shock to many. His widow, Michelle James, and their two children were named as plaintiffs in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence and fraud in regard to the WWE’s mistreatment of Osborne, which led to his death. Even though Osborne had been a known […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2015 – Condition may be missed as military does not track veterans without post-explosion concussion. Men and women in uniform have always been exposed to a variety of risks during combat duty, but the jeopardy to one’s health for serving on the battlefield has not always been immediately apparent. Indeed, conditions such as Gulf War Syndrome or post-traumatic stress disorder often appear some time after a service member has returned home from duty. And now a new study points to the heightened risk of faster than normal aging of the brain that veterans […]


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Dublin, Ohio (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2015 – Bryan Priebe awarded $1,000 college scholarship Persistence paid off for Bryan Priebe, who won the first-ever $1,000 Bressman Law scholarship to heighten awareness of brain injuries. Priebe, who will earn his master’s degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a traumatic brain injury following a car accident and subsequent bicycle accident. In his winning essay, he noted that “persistence predicates promise.” Priebe started college 20 years ago and, thanks to persistence and perseverance, will receive his master’s degree this year. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2014 – A new study indicates that when a young person suffers a traumatic brain injury, the future physical and psychological consequences can be severe. According to the study, published in the journal Plos One, brain injuries can be the source of significant impairment, disability and years of life lost for adolescents. The study examined gender and age differences in the association between traumatic brain injury and harms to adolescents. “Studies like this one continue to show that injuries to the brain can have severe and long-lasting physical and psychological effects,” said Robert […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2014 – Antonio Romanucci, principal of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a leading personal injury and civil trial practice law firm in Chicago, was elected Chair of the Police Misconduct Litigation Group and Vice-Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice (AAJ, ). AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar, working to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others. The appointment was announced at the organization’s annual convention in Baltimore […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2014 – Contact sports participants need to be informed about the serious nature of traumatic brain injury (TBI). “The latest research shows that current football helmets are not properly protecting players when they are hit on the side of the head. Hits there may also cause brain swelling and concussion,” adds Brooks Schuelke, a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Austin with the firm Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP. The ten helmets used for testing by researchers were only capable of reducing the likelihood of TBI by approximately 20 percent, with the most effective one […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2014 – More lawsuits have been filed by professional athletes claiming traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the wake of the $765 million settlements by former football players against the National Football League (NFL), more professional athletes have begun to claim their employers knew or should have known about the potential for serious brain injuries and that they should have done more to protect their players. “Just as the NFL lawsuit raised public awareness of the issue, scientific research is building on our knowledge of the causes of traumatic brain injury,” remarked Paul Greenberg, […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2014 – It may be doubtful that the three-quarters of a billion dollar National Football League (NFL) traumatic brain injury settlement offers enough recompense for stricken former players and other league staff. “Although this particular settlement is being touted as the NFL stepping up to take responsibility, the 4,800 players may not individually receive enough funds to deal with their neurological problems,” indicates Sacramento brain injury lawyer, Deborah Barron. On the surface of the deal, it appears that each player would receive up to $5 million. Such is likely not the case. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2014 – Even a minor blow to the head may cause traumatic brain injury. “How severe a concussion is typically relates to how hard a person was hit on the head. But lately, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) are finding out that even a very slight blow is all that is needed to begin the cascade of faulty brain signals being sent through the brain’s white matter,” indicates Brooks Schuelke, a noted Austin brain injury lawyer at Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2014 – Beginning January 2014, veterans are covered for five illnesses tied to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Veterans will now find it easier to obtain health care and compensation for five illnesses linked to traumatic brain injury. On December 16, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decided to loosen its previously restrictive eligibility policy on providing and covering care for the conditions. The new, more inclusive regulations took effect on January 16. Under previous regulations, veterans who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, dementia, hormone deficiencies related to the hypothalamus, pituitary or adrenal glands, […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2013 – Traumatic brain injury is silent, like whiplash, and hard to diagnose. “Many of the veterans returning from overseas come home with traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can’t see it, and many times, it remains undiagnosed, until later, or not at all. Troops are exposed on a daily basis to multiple concussive shock waves from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Many armed forces personnel are only a few hundred yards from these explosions,” said Deborah Barron, a Sacramento brain injury lawyer of the Barron Law Office. Kill zones in war theatres around the […]


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