Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

A drug to help brain heal itself

Below is a link to an article about  researchers proposing to use erythropoietin – otherwise known as EPO, to help the brain regenerate neurons. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/a-drug-to-help-brain-heal-itself-20110314-1bu0j.html?utm_source=RSS+Feeds%3A+Aggregate+News+%26+Info&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TBI_News_Information+%28TBI+News+and+Info+-+BrainLine.org%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

Great article on how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound

Below is an article about how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound, by Scientific America.  Our prayers are with everyone affected by the Tucson shooting. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gabrielle-giffords-gunshot-survival

Traumatic Brain Injury and Coldplay

Many great trial lawyers have used music to inspire them, as themes of their case, or even just to remind them what they’re fighting for.  Whenever I hear the song “Fix You” by Coldplay, I am always reminded of the struggle that my TBI clients go through every day.  Below are the lyrics to “Fix -->

Veterans are being cheated out of healthcare

I have attached an article from NPR regarding how the Pentagon and private “independent” insurance companies are cheating our heroes out of cognitive rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injuries. This is an unfortunate step back for the US Armed Forces, who have been a leader in brain injury study for sometime.  There are many lessons to be learned from -->

NFL Concussion Reports Up This Season

The Associated Press reported an increase in concussion reports in the NFL this season. As a sports fan and as a neurolaw attorney, I am curious as to what the NFL will do in regards to these concussions. The NFL is filled with, in my opinion, the best athletes in the world. The biggest, fastest, -->

The Labeling of a mTBI

A recent article published by PubMed from the National Institute of Health covers two of the topics I follow the most, traumatic brain injuries and linguistics.  The linguistic aspects of “labeling” are very powerful.  Where many like to say “a picture says a thousand words,” I also believe that a word can show a thousand -->

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury – This article copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the NY Times

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury By ALAN SCHWARZ Published: July 26, 2010 This article was copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the New York Times The National Football League is producing a poster that bluntly alerts its players to the long-term effects of concussions, using words like “depression” and “early onset of dementia” that those close to -->

The Reasons I Do What I Do…

I couldn’t sleep last night.  I was anxious about six hearings I had in the morning.  But more than that, I felt a little burnt out for the first time in a long while.  I’ve been taking communications classes on the weekends, while constantly learning medicine at nights, all the while spending most days in -->

Cognitive Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

What is cognition? Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes: Attention and concentration Processing and understanding information. Memory Communication Planning, organizing, and assembling Reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment Controlling impulses and desires and being patient How does TBI affect cognition and -->

Driving After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury Driving is an important part of a person’s independent lifestyle and integration into the community. Because we take our driving skills for granted, it is easy to forget that driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our everyday lives. A brain injury can affect the skills needed to -->