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Melanie J. VanOverloop

Medical Negligence: Newborn Strokes That Can Cause Brain Damage

Strokes that occur at or near the time of birth are often overlooked as a significant contributing factor to cerebral palsy.  Perinatal stroke is a known cause of long-term neurological impairment. These strokes are caused by a disruption in blood […]

Chris Nace

Reducing Anger and Aggression in Recovering Brain Injury Patients

Aggression and anger are common emotional and behavioral symptoms experienced by traumatic brain injury patients, making the rehabilitation process extremely difficult as relationships with rehabilitators, family and friends are strained—making readjustment to their normal lives even harder. Now, there may […]

John Bair

Trial Lawyers: What You Need to Know to Navigate Article 50B

Judgments? If I were a trial lawyer, that may sound like a wonderful thing. Payment, collection, winning. Well, if you’re a trial lawyer practicing in New York, or are trying to perfect a verdict from out of state, these words […]

Chris Nace

Spinal Injury: Consider the Risks before Diving In

With summer’s sweltering heat comes a desire to find cool water and dive right in—but you would be best to think twice before taking the plunge. Approximately 12,000 people in the U.S. suffer a spinal cord injury each year, and […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability […]

Thomas Greer

Could Technology Deliver on Instantaneous Brain Injury Detection?

Not too long ago, I pointed out in a recent blog that March was Brain Injury Awareness month. While general awareness of the signs, risks and types of brain injury is important, even more so is the ability to detect […]

Mike Bryant

Bicycle Fall: Helmet Tested

So, I have been getting ready for the American Diabetes 29 Mile Bike Ride.   Not so much to ride well, just to make it to the end.  Getting ready has included riding enough to get my seat used to the […]

Mark Emison

Research Supports Concussions Cause Long-Term Impairment

A widely cited myth perpetuates that nearly all traumatic brain injuries resolve in three to six months without any long-term consequences. The myth lives on largely due to a frequently-cited statistic that claims only 15 percent of mTBI victims have long-term cognitive impairment. A recent published study found this number is likely a “gross underestimation.”

Matthew Nace

Field Hockey Concussion Suit Will Proceed Against the NCAA, American University, the United States of America and HealthCare Providers

Over the past three years, Jennifer Bradley has learned that the journey to justice through the court system can be long and arduous. During her junior year at American University, Ms. Bradley suffered a concussion during a Division I field […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]