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Archive for the ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’ Category

Gas Tanker Crash, Fire Closes LI Expressway – Call an attorney at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Gas tanker crashes are becoming more coming, especially in high density areas in New York.  Filing a suit agains gas tanker companies can raise some complexity as the company or companies involved are usually out of state.  This may raise the legal issue of dealing with a personal injury civil suit in federal court (as the defendant will almost certain remove the case to federal court).

As such, it is important to retain a lawfirm with experience in these types of cases so they are ready to defend against and/or preempt a motion to remove the case to federal court.

Another issue that you contend with in these types of cases as a lawyer is the statute of limitations.  Depending on what state or what court, (state or federal level), the case ends up in will control the statute of limitations on the case.  Thus, the proper preparation and legal research is critical

If you or a loved one has been injured in a gas tanker accident please call us today, do not delay as the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury – Call a lawyer at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Traumatic brain injury is a devastating experience for the injured party and their family.  However, there is a similar condition most injured persons involved in an accident do not know about.  It is a condition known as diffuse cerebral dysfunction or minor traumatic brain injury.

It is important to realized that diffuse cerebral dysfunction comes in two type, reversible and irreversible.  Whether it is traumatically induced or not is for a doctor to determine.  But it is critical that a person injured in an accident know the warning signgs which are, including but not limited to: difficulty concentrating, mood swings, short term memory loss (becoming suddenly forgetful about things), headaches and difficulty sleeping.

A shocking fact about minor traumatic brain injury is that the accident does not require a violent impact.  A simple jerk of the neck or bump on the head can cause it and result in a lifetime of struggle and permanent damage.  Once an injured accident victim understands the risks and realizes they need to see a doctor immediate examination by a doctor and treatment (if needed)  is critical.  A doctor known as a neurologist and then a neuropsychologist is the appropriate medical professional to see.  I would advise to first see your primary care doctor with your symptoms or complaints and have him or her determine whether a referral to a neurologist is the correct medical strategy.

If you or a loved one is experience the above symptoms and believe you might have minor traumatic brain injury from an accident your were involved in call an experienced brain injury lawyer right away.  The longer you wait the more difficult it will be to make you whole again.

Ataxic Cerebal Palsy – Call a lawyer at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Cerebral palsy is a condition which, many times, is the cause (unbeknownst to the family) of medical malpractice or doctor’s mistake

Ataxic cerebral palsy is a type of cerebral palsy that affects 5% to 10% of the persons suffering from cerebral palsy.  Ataxic cerebral palsy is the least common form.  Typically, it is caused by damage to the base of the brain known as the cerebellum.  Ataxic cerebral palsy usually affects all four limbs and the individual suffering from the condition appears unsteady and shaky.

If anyone you know is suffering from ataxic cerebral palsy please call a ataxic cerebral palsy attorney today for a free consultation.  It is our mission  to answer any questions you may have and determine whether ataxic cerebral palsy was the resulf of medical malpractice.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Call an attorney at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Minor traumatic brain injury or mild traumatic brain injury occurs in many accidents and most people are not even aware that they have it.  It goes undiagnosed by many doctors.  It is typical in car accidents when someone sustains a head or a whiplash injury.  The difficulty in diagnosing this condition is that many times the condition arises in accidents that involve minor impacts not just severe impact collisions.

It is important to know the warning signs or symptoms and go the a neurologist who will be thourough in his examination and take a full history.  Moreover, choosing the right lawyer who is experienced in these types of injuries and cases is critical.

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident or any type of accident and you suspect minor traumatic brain injury please call the for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  Do not delay as the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury – Word Memory Test – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

When one sustains traumatic brain injury there are numerous tests that will be administered by a Neuropsychologist.  One such test is the Word Memory Test.

This test is critical but one of many tests that are used to determine the cognitive deficits, if any, that exist in a person complaining of traumatic injuries to the head or neck.

Obtaining the right medical treatment is vital.  The first step is to see a neurologist and, if he sees fit, he or she will refer you to a neuropsychologist for further testing of your cognitive status.

Hiriing the right New York lawyer experienced in traumatic brain injury cases is almost equally important as the doctor you choose.  If you do not the lawyer may not place the right value or seriousness of your case.  That can have disastrous effects on the settlement or verdict value of your case.

If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident or any type of accident please call the New York Traumatic Brain Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  A lawyer is standing by to speak to you right now absolutely free.

Traumatic Brain Injury – More Common in Men – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare published a new report stating that men are two thirds more likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury than women. The report shows that one in every 45 people suffer from an acquired brain injury, and more than two thirds of those suffering are men.

The report also states that men are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized from their injury as women, and men in the 25-34 age group were more than three times as likely to be hospitalized than women.

You can read more on the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare’s report .

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare published a new report stating that men are two thirds more likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury than women. The report shows that one in every 45 people suffer from an acquired brain injury, and more than two thirds of those suffering are men.

The report also states that men are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized from their injury as women, and men in the 25-34 age group were more than three times as likely to be hospitalized than women.

You can read more on the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare’s report .

If you find this information helpful or have any questions about brain injury law and would like a free consultation please call the at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms & Signs – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Minor traumatic brain injury is a very difficult condition to diagnose and goes largely undiagnosed because it frequently presents in car accidents or any type of accident that, seemingly, does not involve severe impacts.

Even if the impact was seemingly slight, as long as the impact was jarring enough you may be suffering from minor traumatic brain injury.  An impact involving whiplash or a jerking of the neck or a head impacting with a windshield or other part of the car or object puts one at risk.  As such, if you have experienced this you should see a neurologist right away.

The warnings signs or symptoms of minor traumatic brain injury include but are not limited to difficulty concentrating, short term memory loss, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, and headaches.  If a neurologist determines you may be suffering from minor traumatic brain injury he will refer you to a neuropsychologist for cognitive testing.

If you were hurt in any type of accident you may be suffering from minor traumatic brain injury.  Choosing a lawyer experienced in minor traumatic brain injury cases is vital.  Call the today for a free, confidential consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

Traumatic Brain Injury – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

can be caused by many types of accidents.  Unlike minor traumatic brain injury, traumatic brain injury lends itself to accidents involving severe impacts. 

You usually see traumatic brain injury in accidents involving trucks or motorcycles or construction accident cases.  This list is not exclusive, obviously, and it should be noted that traumatic brain injury can also happen in seemingly less serious accidents.

Navigating through the complex medical records and reports meticulously when reviewing whether a person has sustained a traumatic brain injury is critical to success in the courtroom.

Attorneys experienced with traumatic brain injury cases have an advantage.  Choosing the right brain injury lawyers in New York makes all the difference.  If you or a loved one were in an accident and have sustained traumatic brain injury call the New York Brain Injury Lawyers right away at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

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