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Brain Injury Lawyer Discusses High Profile Brain Injury Case

A traumatic brain injury led to civil lawsuit in a high-profile Georgia traffic accident. In April 2016, lawyers for the victim filed a product liability lawsuit against the social media company Snapchat, seeking unspecified damages. 100 Mph Speeds Alleged Just before midnight on September 10, 2015, a 47-year-old male motorist was merging a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander on to Tara Boulevard, a four-lane highway in Hampton, an Atlanta suburb. His vehicle was hit by a northbound white Mercedes c230 driven by an 18-year-old female. An accident reconstruction calculated that the Mercedes was traveling at 107 mph at impact. According to the New York Daily...

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A traumatic brain injury attorney talks about brain injuries and related state laws

A traumatic brain injury attorney knows what the law says regarding legal responsibility for an accident and the responsibilities that organizations bear for protecting people from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) while they work or participate in sports. Readers may wonder what laws states have in effect to protect both adults and students from unnecessary concussions. The short answer is that many state laws nationwide address the subject. Most of the laws specifically apply to students or to veterans. New York has the New York Education Law (also known as the concussion management and awareness act). This law requires the state commissioners of health and...

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What a brain injury lawyer would tell you about your rights

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe brain injury through another party's negligence, you should speak with a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. This is also true if your injury stems from participation in college or professional sports. Sports-related brain injuries have been a subject of growing scrutiny by doctors and lawyers, and have gained attention in the general public. The movie about NFL players' brain injuries, Concussion, is the most recent and high-profile example. The very existence of that movie indicates that recognition of brain injury has a hidden disease among athletes is widespread. Indeed, there is a...

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The Importance of an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer: Counting the Costs

How much does a brain injury cost? When tallying the costs, it is important to not only consider the immediate medical expenses but the long term costs as well. This is why it is so important to consult an experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. Recovery from a brain injury can be a complex process. Quite often the full extent and thus the impact of a brain injury cannot be realized for weeks, months, or even a couple of years following the injury. An experienced attorney will be able to walk you through the possibilities and help to find you experts...

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Coping With A Traumatic Brain Injury: Tips From A Brain Injury Lawyer

When you or a family member suffers from a traumatic brain injury or TBI, it can cause much concern and anxiety. With an uncertain future, it can be challenging to navigate the road ahead. However, there are practical ways to cope with the TBI as shared by a brain injury lawyer. Knowledge Is Power The more you know about how TBI affects your loved one, the better you will be able to cope with the changes in your life. A traumatic brain injury affects emotions, memory, a person’s behavior, and even their personality. Practice Patience Everyone who find themselves coping with a traumatic...

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Brain Injury Lawyer Notes Permanent Injuries From Carbon Dioxide Inhalation

Four electricians that breathed pure carbon dioxide from a fire suppression system will have their case heard by a jury. All four have been diagnosed with permanent brain injuries following a 2012 incident on a dry-docked oil rig in Brownsville, Texas. The accident specifically occurred at the Keppel Amfels shipyard, on the Sam Noble oil rig. The shipyard is one of the defendants named in the civil lawsuit, and the drilling contractor is as well. The fire suppression company is also named as a defendant in the litigation. CO2 Alarm Not Working The workers were in the rig's engine room when another...

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Brain Injury Attorneys in Brooklyn New York State

It may seem overly obvious to state that the brain is one complicated organ, but never does that statement become more acute than after a traumatic brain injury. If you, or someone close to you has been the victim of a TBI due to the negligence of a third party, then you need to partner with a brain injury lawyer who understands the intricacies involved in dealing with not only the legal system, but the medical system as well. Things happen very rapidly after a brain injury occurs and the clock starts ticking on the doctors sorting out the best possible...

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Brain Injury Lawyer Notes Case Of Bedridden Boxer

Prior to a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2, Magomed Abdusalamov was unbeaten in 18 matches. In fact, no bout had gone past the fifth round. His fight against Mike Perez was one that promised to launch him on a trajectory toward a possible heavyweight title fight. Undetected Brain Injury However, this boxing match was different, very different. First, it went the full 10 rounds, and Perez prevailed in a unanimous decision. Second, it was a particularly rough fight for both boxers. As state-paid doctors examined the men in the aftermath, Abdusalamov was determined to have a broken nose....

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Childhood TBIs Require the Expertise of a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Childhood TBIs Require the Expertise of a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s calculations, more than 1 million traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States every year. Many of those afflicted are children. The injuries could occur during motor vehicle accidents, sports or recreational activities. If your child has suffered one, it is important to consult with an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney. Here’s why: Traumatic brain injuries come in different forms that vary in severity. The forms include, but are not limited to, concussions, contrecoups, hematomas and diffuse axonal injuries. Depending on the...

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New York Product Recall Lawyer updates on Meningitis Outbreak 2012: 7 Killed and 91 Injured

The U.S Health Officials from CDC on Sunday reported an additional 27 cases of meningitis making total number of meningitis cases as 91. This fungal meningitis outbreak is linked to steroid injections that has killed seven people so far and now infected 91 in nine states. The recall is being done due to risk of contamination, and in cooperation with an investigation being ordered by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy. In addition to the back pain steroid, other recalled products include acetaminophen suppositories, nipple ointments, morphine, vancomycin, and vitamin K. Tennessee State has been...

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