Archive for July, 2008

Chinese driver ordered executed in dragging death

Posted on July 31st, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I am a trial lawyer. I am proud of what I do. I believe that our civil justice system, what we lawyers call the Tort system, is the best way to deter wrongful conduct and to compensate those who are injured by this wrongful conduct. With the approaching Beijing Olympics,..
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Study: ‘Pre-dementia’ is rising, especially in men

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

Date: 07/28/2008 04:33 PM By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) _ A milder type of mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer’s disease is alarmingly more common than has been believed, and in men more than women, doctors reported Monday. Nearly a million older Americans slide from normal memory into..
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More fit Alzheimer’s Patients had less brain atrophy

Posted on July 27th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

The below AP Story about the relationship between fitness and Alzheimer’s disease has an interesting personal relevancy for me. Last Saturday, I ran in a race with a very mentally sharp older individual, who has no hint of senility. This individual was 90 years old. This individual was my father,..
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The hardest part of waiting for someone to emerge from a coma

Posted on July 24th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

From someone who felt the need to connect with our http://waiting.comcommunity: “The hardest part of waiting is the feeling of being alone. No matter how many people surround me, I feel alone. I push people away, don’t feel like talking to anyone, yet I am forced to talk. I feel..
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Ben Vereen’s commitment to Brain Injury Goes Back Decades

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

In the below AP story, Ben Vereen’s commitment to brain injury advocacy is discussed and applauded. We had the honor of meeting Mr. Vereen in the late 1990′s at another brain injury fundraising function, at a Mardi Gras celebration. A picture of Mr. Vereen and my co-advocate, Becca Martin is..
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Vereen hosts fundraiser for $32M brain center

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

Date: 07/18/2008 05:53 PM By PEGGY HARRISAssociated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Because of his own injuries, Ben Vereen seems like a natural to highlight a fundraiser for an institute that researches brain damage, but it took an introduction from the woman who walks his dog to make..
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Traumatic Brain Injury is not New to War on Terror

Posted on July 7th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

This post has been expanded and can now be found here: http://veteransbraininjury.com/nightmare-of-a-combat-brain-injury/ “Correct if I am wrong, but I think Traumatic Brain Injury is a new injury unique to the war in Iraq. Suffered by people who have concussive injuries from being near the explosions, not from being hit directly, but..
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