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Understanding Collision-Induced Traumatic Brain Injuries

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TBIs are among the most serious personal injuries, accounting for over 2.5 million emergency room visits in the United States alone every year. Moreover, TBIs are a contributing factor in about a third of wrongful deaths every year. Although combat-related and sports-related brain injuries get most of the media attention, falls and motor vehicle… Read More »

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Issues In Brain Injury Cases

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After missing half of last season with concussion symptoms, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is climbing back behind the wheel. If he develops serious symptoms later in life, who is legally responsible for this injury? Two other drivers missed time last year for the same reason, prompting concerns about NASCAR’s safety. But managing director… Read More »

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Tortfeasor And Victim Settle Major Brain Injury Case

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Broward County Commissioners agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve a claim that one of its bus drivers pulled away from a stop while a teeneger’s hand was lodged in the door; after being dragged for several blocks, the bus ran over the young man, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and other serious wounds…. Read More »

Large Jury Award In TBI Case

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A drinking establishment in Neptune must pay $18.74 million to a victim who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2012 bar scuffle. The victim claimed that inadequate security caused the fight. According to evidence presented at trial, the owner did not have enough security personnel on hand, and the ones on duty actually… Read More »

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

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A veteran Major League Baseball umpire had to leave a game for the second time this season because of a head injury. This time, the incident occurred in a contest between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles in Maryland. In the bottom of the third inning, the Blue Jays’ catcher apparently misjudged a… Read More »

Racecar Drivers And Brain Injuries

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NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. took himself out of a race in New Hampshire as he recovers from a third concussion, an act that was unheard of a generation ago. Mr. Earnhardt battled nausea, dizziness, headaches, and other classic concussion symptoms for several days after he crashed in both June and July; he was also… Read More »

He ‘Never Killed A Man That Did Not Need Killing’

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Almost exactly 130 years ago this month, notorious Wild West gunfighter Clay Allison, whose violent behavior may have been caused by a childhood brain injury, died in a wagon accident in Texas. Mr. Allison, who was born around 1840 in Waynesboro, Tennessee, displayed odd behavior from a young age. During the Civil War, he… Read More »

Teen Says Her TBI Was Preventable

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An Orlando high school student’s family sued the Florida High School Athletics Association and several other defendants after their daughter allegedly suffered a head injury in a lacrosse game. The incident took place in February 2015, during a game between the plaintiff’s East River High School and Timber Creek High School. According to court… Read More »

Deadly Head Injury At Area Semi-Pro Rodeo

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A part-time social studies teacher and part-time cowgirl from Florida was killed during the barrel races at the Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. One day before she turned 28, Lara Dewees, of Dade City, lost control of the horse reins for a split second going around the third barrel, and both horse and rider… Read More »

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