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March 2016

The Effects of Serious Injury on a Spouse-Caregiver

By | March 11th, 2016|Serious Injury|

Serious injury as a result of medical negligence or a car accident takes a significant toll on a spouse-caregiver or family members who are responsible for day-to-day care of the injured person. The struggle that family members go through can lead to depression, anxiety, divorce and estrangement between family members. The financial costs of caring [...]

March 2015

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

By | March 17th, 2015|Brain Injury|

As an experienced brain injury attorney, I would like to take time to recognize National Brain Injury Awareness Month: http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm.  It remains as daunting an area of law as ever.  The challenges that I face, together with my clients, seem to grow each year. I have been handling traumatic brain injury cases for about 20 years.  In recent years, new [...]

November 2014

Children and Brain Injury

By | November 14th, 2014|Brain Injury|

Children frequently suffer brain injury in conjunction with other injuries that occur in car accidents, falls, assaults and other types of trauma, according to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  Brain damage in children who sustain head injuries can be subtle and therefore may go undiagnosed.  This recent NEJM article should alert ER doctors to look [...]

May 2014

Brain Injury From Wernicke’s After Gastric Bypass

By | May 15th, 2014|Brain Injury|

Brain injury can occur due to Wernicke's encephalopathy, a condition caused by brain inflammation resulting from a thiamine deficiency.  Recently, I became aware of a spate of such cases affecting patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery (weight loss surgery such as roux en y surgery, etc.).   Gastric bypass surgery creates a malabsorption syndrome that results in controlled malnutrition.  [...]

September 2013

Brain Injury in Women Often Overlooked

By | September 6th, 2013|Brain Injury|

Brain injury has been moved to the forefront of national news by virtue of the N.F.L.'s recent settlement with former players who have developed neurologic syndromes associated with head injuries and concussion.  While sports-related head injuries are getting much attention, it appears that another segment of the population is being neglected: women who sustain concussions. Discussion at [...]

March 2013

Avoiding PML-Type Brain Injury in MS Patients

By | March 13th, 2013|Brain Injury|

A type of brain injury, called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), can occur as a result of complications from use of Tysabri (natalizumab) by patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). PML was first identified in immunocompromised patients, such as AIDS and cancer patients.  However, it can arise when Tysabri reactivates a dormant viral illness called JC Virus (also known [...]

January 2013

Progression of Brain Injury

By | January 30th, 2013|Brain Injury|

The journal Brain is reporting that brain injury is a progressive condition that worsens over time.  This is a significant finding for victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Prior to this study, it was felt that brain injuries worsen with time based on anecdotal evidence, but no study existed that allowed physicians to opine that an individual's cognitive disability [...]

FAQs: Do You Handle Cases in Geauga County?

By | January 26th, 2013|FAQS|

Yes. We are a statewide law firm handling medical negligence, hospital negligence, pharmacy negligence, and nursing home abuse or neglect cases in many counties in Ohio including Geauga County. We handle cases in Chardon and throughout Geauga County. Sometimes a lawyer will have a conflict of interest that prevents him/her from representing a patient against [...]

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by “Drowsy Driving”

By | January 7th, 2013|Car Accident|

Motor vehicle accidents almost always occur due to driver error.  We have seen car accidents resulting from driver inattention, texting and driving, drinking and driving, inexperienced drivers and simple neglect.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published a stunning article about the hazards of "drowsy driving"  - where drivers hurtling down the road in a 2000 lbs. vehicle fall [...]

December 2012

Report on a Recent Study About Brain Injury

By | December 17th, 2012|Brain Injury|

A recent study published in Brain reports that repetitive mild traumatic brain injury can have major long-term consequences.  The study looked at athletes and military personnel who had sustained repeated hits to the head over time. 80% were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive condition whose symptoms can include memory loss, depression and dementia.  There is no [...]

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