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Traumatic Brain Injury Victims versus President Trump and Republican Congress

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAThe Brain Injury Association of America enriches us with activity in government updates.  Of particular interest is the deconstruction of our nation’s health care. The Affordable Care Act is being dismantled in favor of a yet unknown substitute. Recently President Trump called for an investigation of alleged Obama wire taps accusing President Obama of listening… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays & American Association for Justice 2016

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
New York City Times Square 2016Happy Holidays!! My best and most sincere wishes to all my friends, family and colleagues: A most happy, joyful, peaceful, and prosperous New Year. American Association for Justice  The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2016 Conference in Times Square New York City, was an unpredicted success. Attendance, during this festive time of year, was an… Continue Reading

Sports Related Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is another way of saying “Brain Damage!”

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
My colleagues and I have been monitoring and posting on issues of CTE (recall the movie “Concussion”) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. This has been widely exposed in NFL as retired players are experiencing CTE during life and autopsies bear out the damage caused by repeated trauma to the brain.  I came across an article recently that… Continue Reading

Erasing Unpleasant Memories After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Researchers from KU Leuven and the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology have now shown that some memories can also be erased when one particular gene is switched off. The team trained mice that had been… Continue Reading

Best Jobs For Those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted in Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues
Occasionally I am privileged to post a guest blog.  Folks contact me interested in my niche of law and medicine and ask me to review a potential post.  This one is from Julia Merrill discussing best jobs for victims of post traumatic stress disorder. I felt this article particularly useful. My experience with traumatic brain injury and post… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Legislative Update May 2016

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
This is from the Brain Injury Association of America’s latest legislative update.  Note Dr. O’Shanick, Medical Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, spoke to Congress.  House Committee Holds Hearing on Youth Sports Concussion Act Dr. Gregory O’Shanick, President and Medical Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, Virginia and the Medical Director… Continue Reading

American Association for Justice Invitation

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
American Association for Justice 2016 – Tim Titolo I am once again honored to be invited to give a presentation at the 2016 Mid-Year American Association for Justice.  The conference will be in Boca Raton Florida from February 26 to 29, 2016. My topic will be “Inadequate Security Involving Third Party Crime.”  I wish to… Continue Reading

PTSD

Posted in Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences. Both are associated with high rates of disability and suicide, and although they are separate conditions, they commonly co-occur. For example, a soldier who has developed PTSD as a result of a traumatic experience may have also sustained a brain injury during… Continue Reading

BIAA Brain Injury Conference in November 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Tortuous Path to TBI Recovery: Mapping the Punch-Drunkard’s Walk Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific William Kearns, Ph.D., University of South Florida   Those with dementia or traumatic brain injury often walk in ways describable by the statistical “drunkard’s walk”. Using a spatial mapping… Continue Reading

Congress Avoids Government Shutdown

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAAThe Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to post the below information.  Read on… Congress Avoids Government Shutdown On Wednesday, the House cleared, with a 277-151 vote, a two-month stopgap spending bill (Continuing Resolution-CR) that will avert a government shutdown. Earlier in the day, the Senate passed the measure with a 78-20 vote.… Continue Reading

BIAA Brain Injury Conferences in October 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Persistent Problem in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Live Webinar  Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific Keith Yeates, Ph.D., University of Calgary, and H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University In this webinar, our presenters will summarize the natural history, determinants, and functional significance of… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Association Legislative Update July 2015

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Hearing Held on Social Security Disability System This week, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to debate an overhaul of the bankrupt Social Security Disability System. Lawmakers are looking to amend the system to encourage work. Experts testified the system is overly complicated, promotes fear among beneficiaries, and creates disincentives to return… Continue Reading

BIAA Brain Injury Conferences in August 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Fatigue After Brain Injury BIAA Caregiver Webinar Thursday, August 6, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific Michelle Ranae Wild, Co-Director, Coastline Community College ABI Program   Fatigue can be challenging to manage after a brain injury and can impact many day-to-day tasks. What are the common ways it affects people with brain injury? What are… Continue Reading

Are Men and Women Equal in Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted in Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
depression_graphicWhen the issue of Equality comes up, there are deeply held beliefs in both women and men.  However science is now revealing an inequality may exist between men and women as to how they recover from mild traumatic brain injury. Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to… Continue Reading

Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain
Understanding Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) David Strauss Memorial Clinical Webinar Tuesday, July 14, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific Lori Penatzer, Pharm D, Senior Medical Science Liaison with Avanir Pharmaceuticals   People with PBA experience episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying that do not correspond to the way they way they are feeling. Lori Penatzer,… Continue Reading

Did You Know That The Brain Handles Reading and Writing Separately?

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Man Catches FishDid You Know That The Brain Handles Reading and Writing Separately? It’s true.  Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly. In a paper… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury Leads to Road Rage

Posted in Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Did you know that Traumatic Brain Injury has been shown to Lead to Road Rage? According to a new study published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression,… Continue Reading

Depression and Dementia

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
In practice, I find that many of my clients with traumatic brain injury experience new or worse onset of depression.  The research suggests that this may be a precursor to dementia later in life. A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The… Continue Reading

From Traumatic Brain Injury to Savant

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury
I post blog items and information I come across regarding Traumatic Brain Injury.  While reading professional journals, articles, and Scientific literature, I share things of interest.  One of those topics includes the unique and rare situation where a concussion actually causes the brain to exhibit genius level processing.  (Of course that does not take away… Continue Reading

Research Reveals Traumatic Brain Injury Can Be Reduced From Brain’s Ability To Heal Itself

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Lipids The Cure for Traumatic Brain Injury? In an extensive opinion piece recently published online on Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, researchers make the case for pioneering work underway seeking to understand and repair brain function at the molecular level. Also known as TBI, traumatic brain injury most commonly results from a sudden, violent blow to… Continue Reading

Concussions, Sports, Kids

Posted in Personal Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Youth SportsRecent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be extended to include the activities of summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams. This will ensure that all children and youths who suffer head injuries receive appropriate care and education. So says Thomas Trojian of Drexel University College of… Continue Reading

$5.2 Million Brain Injury Verdict Against Trucking Company Upheld on Appeal in Texas

Posted in Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Personal Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I found this recent post about a trial verdict in a case of traumatic brain injury being upheld on appeal at $5.2 million in TEXAS (of all places).  It is interesting because the plaintiff was a driver/employee of trucking company-defendant.  This is a guest post by Starkeisha Tucker. Texas Affirms $5.2 Million Brain Injury Verdict… Continue Reading