Tag: concussion

November 4, 2013

Common concussion symptoms and what you should do Concussion injuries are very common after car accidents.  They are also quite often missed by medical doctor. So the people who suffer from concussions (and their families, friends and employers) become increasingly frustrated and bewildered. As an attorney, I take great interest in concussion and brain injury …

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September 11, 2013

For Ziggy Ansah and the NFL, the same doubts linger over concussions and brain injury I serve on the executive board of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and every year I speak and attend many legal and medical seminars across the country on brain injury.  So as you might imagine, …

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August 12, 2013

I read a recent article in Bicycling Magazine called “Senseless”  by Bruce Barcott. This isn’t just any quick hitter article on bicycle safety or on the importance of wearing bike helmets. In search of whether bicycle helmets truly do protect against the risk of concussion and brain injury, Barcott took an entire year and toured …

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July 24, 2013

Parents of youth athletes, here’s some good news.   The State of Michigan has recently enacted a sports concussion law for youth. This law regulates sports concussions and the return to athletic activity. The Michigan concussion law requires all coaches, employees, volunteers and other adults involved with a youth athletic activity to complete a concussion awareness …

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January 30, 2013

Last week I wrote about Matt Scott, the quarterback for the University of Arizona, who began vomiting after suffering a blow to the head in a football game against University of Southern California on October 27, 2012.  Vomiting is one of the critical signs that someone has suffered a concussion, and emergency medical treatment should …

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January 24, 2013

This might not be the prettiest thing to think or talk about, but it is serious and important. I’m a brain injury attorney and a football fan (Go Blue, Go Lions). Unfortunately, I see the two worlds meet too often. There are lessons to be learned from how concussions and brain injuries are detected and …

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November 15, 2012

What car accident victims can learn about concussion and the importance of getting medical help quickly I was really struck by this  press conference  with race car driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. talking frankly and honestly about his concussion after two race car accidents. Earnhardt Jr. says that it took nearly two weeks for him to …

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October 11, 2012

Claims of concussion and brain injury by car accident victims are frequently met by the insurance and defense industry with skepticism and allegations of faking or malingering. Insurance witnesses and adjusters argue the victim didn’t hit her head, lose consciousness, or report symptoms to a doctor for days or even weeks after an auto accident, …

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October 11, 2011

Michigan brain injury lawyer supports proposed legislation aimed at preventing concussion injuries to student athletes Last week, SB 716 was introduced in the Michigan Senate. It requires public schools to adopt concussion and head injury information to protect student athletes and children with concussions. Increased awareness has sharpened the spotlight on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) …

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