Archive for February, 2008

Innovations in Functional Imaging

Posted on February 29th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

A recent story from the Navy Times about a new concept in what is technically referred to as functional imaging. Functional imaging, such as a PET scan or fMRI, is an imaging technique which tells not whether there is a bleed or damage to a structure of the brain, but..
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Brain Injury – TBI – Awareness Month

Posted on February 28th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

EDITORS NOTE: This press release is from the Brain Injury Association, circa 2008. For our primer on severe brain injury click here:  

Gronwall on Amnesia

Posted on February 28th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I had an idea for today’s blog, which was to pick one of my favorite books, just randomly turn to a page, and write on such topic. The book I picked was Wrightson and Gronwall, Mild Head Injury, Oxford, 1999. Click here to order this book. This book is one..
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Iraq Brain Injury Study: More Evidence On Process of Brain Injury

Posted on February 25th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

By Attorney Gordon Johnson Call me at 800-992-9447 One of the absolute cornerstone’s to my belief system as a brain injury advocate, is that brain damage is not an immediate occurrence but part of a complex and multi-factorial process that occurs not just over minutes, but as much as 24-72..
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Iraq and Brain Damage Research

Posted on February 21st, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

One of the great advantages of working on challenging and complicated brain damage cases is that I get exposed to some of the leading neuro-scientists in the world. This year’s common denominator amongst those minds is that I know many professionals whose research is benefitting from the huge infusion of..
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Neuro Docs, the Difficulty in Keeping them Straight

Posted on February 20th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I once started a lecture with this joke: the most important thing to being a brain injury lawyer, is learning how to type neuro. It sometimes feels to me, and I am sure as often to the readers of my various web pages, that there are just too many specialities..
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Winter Kills – Carbon Monoxide Claims Many More

Posted on February 19th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

This winter of 2008, there have been two well publicized mass shootings in my part time home state of Illinois, and many more mass killings from Carbon Monoxide. Even the election cycle news had to take a pause for the Northern Illinois tragedy. Nary a peep, except in the local..
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Do you have the Right Brain Injury Lawyer?

Posted on February 18th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I first wrote the an essay on this topic in 1997, and my list has remained mostly unchanged since: http://tbilaw.com/choosing-a-brain-injury-attorney.html I still think these questions which are listed below are good questions to start with. But of course, one could argue that those questions were self serving then, as I..
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Severe Versus Mild Prognosis

Posted on February 8th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I got this email exchange this week, about something I wrote more than a decade ago: Is this a typo? http://www.waiting.com/recoveryexpect.html A so-called “mild” brain injury may result in substantial deficits which may affect a person’s life permanently, while a person who has suffered a “severe” brain injury may be..
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Venting at Emergency Room Doctors

Posted on February 5th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Is it really so unreasonable to expect someone who is working in an Emergency Room, to know a few simple things about concussion and amnesia. Here is what it says in the medical record I am reviewing now, a record from an emergency room, three days post accident: “This patient..
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