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Brain Injury Association of America Survey

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BIAA Survey The Brain Injury Association of America has asked me to forward this message on to my reader Affordable Care Act Consumer Survey The Brain Injury Association of America is conducting a survey to better understand whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is meeting the needs of individuals with brain injuries. If you have health… Continue Reading

BIAA Update October 2015

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to pass along this new information: BIAA Meets with Leadership at ACL As reported in Policy Corner, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell relocated the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Grant Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to… Continue Reading

Recovery From Concussion Slower in Older Population

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, accounts for 75 percent of all TBI and represents an important public health problem. Difficulty in working memory is frequently reported in patients after concussion. Now new research suggests that older individuals may have a more difficult time recovering from concussion. However, neuropsychological tests, computed tomography (CT) and… 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

Cognitive Aging—A Report from the Institute of Medicine

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Cognitive Aging—A Report from the Institute of Medicine The Institute of Medicine recently released a report entitled, Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action which addresses this important subject, its public health repercussions and proposals for education and action.  A summary of the study can be found in the June 2, 2015 issue… Continue Reading

BIAA Brain Injury Conferences in September 2015

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Uncategorized
Implementing Brain Injury Services for School-Aged Children David Strauss Memorial Clinical Webinar  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 p.m. (noon) pacific Cindy Pahr, M.Ed., CBIST, San Diego Unified School District and EduCLIME, L.L.C.   Implementing services for school-aged children with brain injuries can be challenging. Through this webinar, attendees will learn about the flow… Continue Reading

Neuro-Imaging Studies Generally Non-Diagnostic in Children with Sports Related

Posted in The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics reports that researchers examining neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions found the images normal in 78% of cases despite confirmation of a concussion by a neurosurgeon.  The full study can be accessed at: http://thejns.org/doi/full/10.3171/2015.1.PEDS14510    … 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

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

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

Brain Injury Association of America Legislative Update for May 2015

Posted in Legislation, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The Brain Injury Association of America asked me to share this May 2015 Legislative Update.  Here it is: National Institutes of Health Caucus formed in the United States Senate On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) caucus. The Senators will co-chair the caucus… 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

Smell Test Helps Predict Traumatic Brain Injury In Blast Injury

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Decreased ability to identify specific odors can predict abnormal neuroimaging results in blast-injured troops, according to a new study by Federal researchers released online in the journal Neurology, March 18, 2015. The olfactory system processes thousands of different odors, sending signals to the brain which interprets the smell by linking it to a past memory.… 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