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Inflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Personal Injury, Publications, Resources, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Tim March 2016 (450x800)Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury and Findings could transform understanding of brain injury, disease The concept of Traumatic Brain Injury being a “process” and not just an “event,” has been discussed by experts in recent years.  A new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation may change our perception of neuro-degeneration. This new… Continue Reading

American Health Care Act Limits Brain Injury

Posted in Attorney Selection, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Legislation, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
At a time when Americans are concerned about health care being too expensive, the AHCA raises premiums 20 percent, charges people over the age of 50 five times more than younger enrollees and increases out-of-pocket costs and deductibles while leaving 24 million more people uninsured. The changes made yesterday to Essential Health Benefits make coverage… Continue Reading

House Committees Pass Reconciliation Bill Affecting Health Care

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, Legislation, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Resources, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tim March 2016 (450x800)Health Care Bill This week, two House Committees expedited legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and dramatically reduce and change the Medicaid program. The Committees debating the bill were the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. Congress is using the reconciliation budget process to fast track repealing… 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

NIH Reports Big Data and Imaging Yields High Resolution Brain Map

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications
In a study reported recently in the journal Nature, an NIH-funded team of researchers has begun to bring this map of the human brain into much sharper focus. By combining multiple types of cutting-edge brain imaging data from more than 200 healthy young men and women, the researchers were able to subdivide the cerebral cortex,… Continue Reading

Delivery of Drugs For Brain Injuries

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain LipidsA new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery, published in Nature Communications, provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain. About 2.5 million people in the US… Continue Reading

Affordable Care Act is Accomplishing Goal of Providing Lower Cost Care to Millions

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Publications, Resources, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Data From HHS revealing, to the dismay of naysayers, that the Affordable Care Act – ACA – “Obama-Care”) is achieving its goal of keeping medical costs down as more enrollees  subscribe.  This was the intent of the ACA.  Not that of a small % of those individuals with “bad” health insurance who were required to… 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

Concussion Research Center Established at McGill University

Posted in Publications, Resources, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A new research center has been established at McGill University to study the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.  The new research center will purchase a state of the Ultra High Performance MRI system whose strength is reportedly 64 times greater than what is currently available. The full news story can be accessed at: http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/cutting-edge-concussion-research-centre-coming-to-mcgill… Continue Reading

Upcoming Brain Injury Conferences

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, Resources, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I am attending the Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Conference with the American Association of Justice next month in Montreal.  The American Association for Justice is a group of dedicated lawyers fighting for consumers and injured people.  The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group is a specialty subset of the American Association for Justice.  These lawyers represent… 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, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I have been posting to this 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 can actually cause the brain to exhibit genius level processing.  (Of course… Continue Reading

Single Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Brain

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Personal Injury, Publications, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 My friend and colleague, Randy Rozek, editor of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Newsletter, recently shared a blog revealing that a single traumatic brain injury can change the brain.  Randy practices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Randy writes: A new study published in the highly-regarded Journal of Neurotrauma establishes organic brain changes, even in cases of… Continue Reading

DSM 5 Controversy

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The DSM Controversy The New England Journal of Medicine recently published some articles on the use and misuse of the  DSM. The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has drawn controversy since its inception in 1952.  The latest is the DSM-IV-TR which was introduced in 2000.  Psychiatrists and psychologists use the DSM to diagnose… Continue Reading

Neuroscience and Neurolaw at Tulane University Law School

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Law Students Get Law School Training in Brain Injury Law I was recently contacted by Tulane University Law School Professor Francis Shen.  Professor Shen is authoring the first law school text book dealing exclusively with neuroscience and neurolaw.  I was asked to be interviewed for substance on the chapter dealing with traumatic brain injury. This is… Continue Reading

Resources

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Books, Articles, and Literature, 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, Publications, Resources, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Medical Resources http://www.mayo.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov http://www.pubmed.gov http://www.mdconsult.com http://www.guidelines.gov http://www.emedicine.com http://www.ama-assn.org http://www.aamc.org http://www.amda.com http://www.webmd.com www.epocrates.com http://www.labtestsonline.org/ http://www.mdcalc.com/ http://www.icufaqs.org/ http://www.health.nih.gov http://www.medmatrix.org http://www.medicinenet.com http://www.abms.org http://www.certifacts.org http://www.aafp.org http://www.nysafp.org http://www.nycms.org Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/disability Veterans Administration http://iris.va.gov National Mental Health Association http://www.nmha.org Epilepsy Foundation http://www.efa.org Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org Brain Injury Association of Nevada http://www.bianv.org/ National Rehabilitation Association http://www.nationalrehab.org… Continue Reading

Center for Disease Control and National Football League Joint Course on Athletic Injury in Youth

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Causes of and Risk Factors, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Center for Disease Control, with the support of the National Football League, has created a FREE program online for health care professionals.  The course teaches what these professionals need to know about concussion among young athletes.  The intent to is educate professionals in recognizing, diagnosing and treating head injures from sports activities.  This important… Continue Reading

2011 American Association of Justice Convention in New York City

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Educating lawyers to better represent their clients. I returned last week from a seven day convention. The 2011 American Association of Justice Convention in New York City.  The annual event consisted of solid educational seminars put on by the brightest and most successful lawyers across the country and in Canada. On Saturday, the Interstate Trucking Litigation… Continue Reading

Has Neuroscience Redefined Free Will?

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Brain On Trial Is Criminal behavior regulated by “free will?” Is free will something that is actually free at all? Neuroscientist, David Eagleman[1], recently published an article in The Atlantic, July/August 2011, The Brain on Trial.[2] He describes how the foundations of our criminal-justice system are beginning to crumble, and proposes a new way forward for law… Continue Reading

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Long Term Consequences

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Las Vegas Brain Injury Blog The result published in a Cambridge University Press article (2010) entitled Long Term Cognitive and Emotional Consequences of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury  reveals Mild TBI "individuals had significant impairments in all cognitive domains compared to the healthy control subjects. The sizes of cognitive deficits were medium to large, and could… Continue Reading

Auto Safety, Environment and Seniors

Posted in Publications
The American Association of Justice is a group of plaintiff attorneys who represent consumers.  The proverbial David v Goliath challenges that present when a large corporation with vast resources is taken on by a lone consumer with limited resources is the reality of what consumer plaintiff attorneys do.  To help educate us with the accomplishments of… Continue Reading

Football, War and Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The New England Journal of Medicine published a Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury called "Traumatic Brain Injury – Football, Warfare, and Long-Term Effects." In late July, the National Football League introduced a new poster to be hung in league locker rooms, warning players of possible long-term effects of concussions.  Public awareness of the pathological consequences… Continue Reading

Autopsy on Fake Bad Scale

Posted in Publications
 Some of you requested this repost… My good friend and colleague, Dorothy Sims, from Ocala Florida, wrote this article on the Fake Bad Scale.  Dorothy devotes her practice to analyzing and exposing prejudices in doctors hired by insurance companies and defense firms.  She has written an entire book on the topic entitled "Exposing Deceptive Defensive… Continue Reading

An Autopsy on the Fake Bad Scale: The Political and Scientific Ramifications of the Methodology and Application of the Fake Bad Scale Against Persons with Brain Impairment

Posted in Publications
My good friend and colleague, Dorothy Sims, from Ocala Florida, wrote this article on the Fake Bad Scale.  Dorothy devotes her practice to analyzing and exposing prejudices in doctors hired by insurance companies and defense firms.  She has written an entire book on the topic entitled "Exposing Deceptive Defensive Doctors." Dorothy and I have worked… Continue Reading

Overview of Catastrophic Cases

Posted in Publications, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
 Overview of Catastrophic Cases Timothy R. Titolo What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury? For many, the term “catastrophic injury” needs no definition. Most know a catastrophe when they see one. Federal law defines “catastrophic injury” as an injury whose consequence permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work. 42 U.S.C.A. § 3796b.Moreover, Nevada law includes a serious illness… Continue Reading