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Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • Multimillion-Dollar Medical Malpractice Verdict

    A University of North Florida business school professor died at Shands Hospital in 2002. It took the family eight years, but they were finally awarded a $6.2 million medical malpractice verdict this August. We all know that certain medical procedures involve risks. When Cory Fine agreed to the gastric bypass surgery, he expected certain risks associated with the surgery. But he did not expect to ...
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  • Woman With Brain Injury Inspires Other TBI Survivors

    Miami brain injury attorneys are always interested in how their clients, and other people who must deal with brain injuries, cope with the changes in their lives. In Kansas (coincidentally in Miami County, Kansas) a fledgling support group, named Heads Up, has opened its arms to people living with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and those who support them. The survivors and supporters have found ...
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  • Brain Injuries May Have Killed Lou Gehrig, Not A.L.S.

    A new study raises the implication that Lou Gehrig, the face of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or "Lou Gehrig's disease," may not have died from A.L.S., but from a very similar fatal disease brought on by brain injuries. Most A.L.S. patients are not autopsied, but doctors are now saying that there are instances where a patient may appear to have A.L.S., but examination of the actual tissues of the ...
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  • Booster Seat Law Linked to Reduction in Injuries

    In a study released this week, researchers found that children aged 4, 5 and 6 were at significantly lower risk of injury in a car accident following the implementation of New York's upgraded child restraint law. The "booster seat law" required children to be in an appropriate child safety restraint system until age 7 (updated in 2009 to age 8). The study is the first to compare accident injury ...
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  • First Patient Enrolled in Trial for Promising New TBI Drug

    BHR Pharma, LLC, announced the enrollment of the first patient in its drug trial for a promising new drug for treating severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) . This study, known as the SyNAPSe study, is a Phase 3 trial that will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of BHR-100, an intravenous progesterone infusion product. The drug will act as a neuroprotective agent in its treatment of TBI. ...
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