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Blog Posts in June, 2010

  • Report: NFL Player Suffered from Chronic Brain Injury

    Former National Football League wide receiver Chris Henry died last year after either jumping or falling out of a truck and sustaining head injuries. Neurosurgeon Julian Bailes and medical examiner Bennet Omalu, co-directors of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia University, recently performed a microscopic tissue analysis of Henry's brain and state that the acute traumatic ...
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  • 2009 Florida Traffic Statistics Tell Two Stories

    There are certainly two ways to look at statistics recently revealed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles concerning motor vehicle accidents occurring in 2009. On the positive side, the Florida Department of Transportation division reports that there were more than 400 fewer deaths in the state from motor vehicle crashes last year than occurred in 2008. Looked at another ...
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  • Deadly Biker Crash Highlights Helmet Safety Debate

    A tragic motorcycle accident on the MacArthur Causeway on Saturday, June 12, highlighted the ongoing safety debate concerning motorcycle helmet use, as two riders without helmets struck a car from behind. The bike's driver ended up in a hospital and his female passenger was killed. The driver of the struck car, Barbara Gonzalez, stated that she felt the impact of the motorcycle from behind and ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Are a Danger in Youth Athletics

    Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, are not uncommon for the estimated 38 million children and adolescents who participate in organized sports each year. Miami brain injury attorneys are all too familiar with these sports-related injuries. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that between 2001 and 2005, at least 207,830 people were treated for non-fatal sports and ...
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  • Who Benefits From Red-Light Cameras in Florida?

    Starting July 1st, communities in Florida that wish to install cameras at intersections to monitor and ticket those who run red lights may do so with the Governor's approval. Back in May, Governor Charlie Crist signed a divisive bill into law that will afford local governments throughout the state to install cameras on state-owned roads or to begin to use those already in place, for the purpose of ...
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  • Insurers Renege on Agreement to Treat FL Man's Brain Injury

    In 2004, drunken thugs beat up Ryan Crofutt and ran over him with their car. Ryan, who was then 19, suffered terrible brain injuries. Now 25, Ryan Crofutt is able to walk and talk, but he does not behave normally. He refuses to eat or sleep for days at a time. He sets his clothes on fire. He is unable to understand simple commands, and that lapse has caused trouble for him with the police. Ryan's ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injury Research Making Breakthroughs

    Miami personal injury attorneys and spinal cord injury lawyers are aware that new research in spinal cord injuries is making some headway at helping more people achieve more recovery from these devastating injuries. Spinal cord injuries frequently take away basic abilities from people who are in the prime of life. Most of the time, spinal cord injuries do not completely sever the spinal cord. ...
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  • Miami Medical Malpractice: Attorneys Fear Caps on Damages

    Some Florida lawmakers are working on a law that would effectively cap damages on medical malpractice lawsuits arising from care in any Florida emergency room. Not only that, but taxpayers would pick up the bill for successful malpractice claims. Miami medical malpractice attorneys are concerned (to say the least) that this bill would prevent medical malpractice victims from recovering the ...
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