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Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century for the US. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries.… 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

Athletes Report Recovery But Found To have Lasting Brain Injury

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Uncategorized
New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 2016, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority on the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion. The conference brings together leading experts… Continue Reading

Mopping Up the Mess – Brain Cleaning

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
When brain cells, neurons, die, their debris need to be quickly and efficiently removed for the surrounding brain tissue to continue to function properly. Elimination of the dead neuron corpses, is accomplished through phagocytosis (Phagocytosis is a specific form of endocytosis by which cells engulf and internalize solid matter). Phagocytosis is carried out by highly specialized cells… 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

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

Is Pain Measurable?

Posted in Attorney Selection, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
PI SuitThe use of technology in the courtroom is routinely met with skepticism initially.  A new area where technology has offered the potential to objectively observe pain, a subjective complaint, in other people. fMRI has become useful in the area of proving brain injury in court, and now may be able to help us quantify pain.… Continue Reading

Spine and Brain Injury

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Most research on spinal cord injuries has focused on effects due to spinal cord damage and scientists have neglected the effects on brain function. University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers have found for the first time that spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause widespread and sustained brain inflammation that leads to progressive… Continue Reading

Repairing an Injured Spinal Cord

Posted in 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, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
Frogs, dogs, whales, snails can all do it, but humans and primates can’t. Regrow nerves after an injury, that is — while many animals have this ability, humans don’t.  Humans cannot grow new nerves to replace damaged ones. But new research suggests that a small molecule may be able to convince damaged nerves to grow… Continue Reading

AAJ Baltimore 2014

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, 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, Resources, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I was honored to accept an invitation to make a presentation at this week’s American Association of Justice Annual Convention.  My presentation was on Hotel Security Trends.  The American Association of Justice is the largest grouping of consumer attorneys in the country.  This year’s convention was in Baltimore at the Convention Center. I am also… Continue Reading

Do Bone Fractures Reduce Life Expectancy?

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury
A study to determine the likelihood of reduced life expectancy resulting after a bone fractured has been published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. After trauma, a person may experience a shortened life expectancy if they fail to get proper treatment.  Normal life expectancy can be restored and maintained with proper treatment.  It… Continue Reading

The Healing Cannabis

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Psychotropic Drug THC has both Healing and Neurological-Protective Properties THC (cannabis) has the power to heal and protect the brain, a new study shows.  That’s right. Medical cannabis is often used by sufferers of chronic ailments, including cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder, to combat pain, insomnia, lack of appetite, and other symptoms. A professor at… Continue Reading

Breaking Down the Brain Series: 5 – Frontal Lobe

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Frontal Lobe I am finishing this series of Breaking Down the Brain with an exploration of the Frontal Lobes.  The frontal lobes are considered our emotional control center and home to our personality. There is no other part of the brain where lesions can cause such a wide variety of symptoms (Kolb & Wishaw, 1990).… Continue Reading

Breaking Down the Brain Series: 4 – Temporal Lobe

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Temporal Lobe We continue Breaking Down the Brain by looking at the Temporal Lobe.  The temporal lobes are one of the four main lobes or regions of the cerebral cortex. Structures of the limbic system, including the olfactory cortex, amygdala, and the hippocampus are located within the temporal lobes. The temporal lobes play an important… Continue Reading

Breaking Down the Brain Series: 3 – Parietal Lobe

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 The Parietal Lobe The Parietal Lobe is the upper middle lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, located above the temporal lobe. Complex sensory information from the body is processed in the parietal lobe, which also controls the ability to understand language.  The parietal lobe is a part of the brain positioned above (superior to) the occipital… Continue Reading

Breaking Down the Brain Series: 2 – Occipital Lobe

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 This second installment of the series I am posting about the Anatomy of the Brain deals with the Occipital Lobe.  The occipital lobe is the visual processing center of the mammalian brain. The primary visual cortex is Brodmann area 17, located in the interior portion of the occipital lobe. Although located at the back of… Continue Reading

Breaking Down the Brain Series: 1 – Thalamus

Posted in Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Breaking Down the Brain Series: 1-Thalamus  The next few posts will deal with the Anatomy of the Brain.  This is a general overview of the brain structure and function.  This is the first in a series I am posting about the Anatomy of the Brain.  This week we will look at the Thalamus. The thalamus is… Continue Reading

Youth Sports Injury and Concussion

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, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  Youth Sports Injury are common.  Brain Injuries in youth sports have reached epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 300,000 sports and recreational traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur in the United States each year.  Concussions also occur in other contact and non-contact youth sport, including ice hockey, basketball, cheerleading… Continue Reading

Congratulations President Obama

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Congratulations to President Obama on his successful campaign for re-election. President Obama successfully passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) otherwise known as "Obamacare" in his first term and the Brain Injury Alliance of Nevada (BIAN) looks forward to supporting the Obama Administration to implement PPACA in the states.   Brain Injury Alliance… 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

What is Neuroscience?

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, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, 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)
 Neuroscience has origins dating back to 500 B.C.E. Arguably even earlier evidence exits that Egyptian civilization studied the nervous system in 1700 B.C.E  Varying views on the brain began to emerge in Ancient Greece. Alcmaeon, believed to be a student of Pythagoras, wrote that the brain is where the mind is; he was probably the first… Continue Reading