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Boy Scouts, Lawsuits, & Bankruptcy: My Thoughts

18 Feb

This week brings news that the Boy Scouts of America filed bankruptcy. And I have to admit that I have mixed feelings on the subject. While a membership decline has helped contribute to the financial problems, the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy filing is almost exclusively due to financial pressures faced from lawsuits filed by victims of…

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McDonald’s Lawsuit & Austin?

10 Feb

You’ve heard about. You know what happened. And you can’t believe it. A woman goes to the McDonald’s drive in, orders coffee, spills it on herself while driving, and then sues and gets $3 million. As a personal injury lawyer, I’m often asked about the case and oftentimes (like in a conversation this week) asked…

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Concussion? Go Get Medical Care

23 Jan

As a brain injury lawyer, we often warn our clients that there are few things that can be done for a concussion besides resting the brain in various ways. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid getting medical care. In fact, the opposite is true. A brain injury study released in January found that people…

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Concussions: Watch Out For Effects On Mental Health

21 Jan

As someone who represents clients who have endured brain injuries, I try to stay on top of the literature. This week, I ran into a summary of a recent brain injury study that was terrifying. The study found that high school athletes who had suffered a concussion in the prior 12 months were 20-25% more…

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Concussions: A Lesson From Iraq Bombings

17 Jan

I don’t want to get into politics, but there is a real lesson for personal injury victims in a recent news story. As you probably know, the United States killed an Iranian official. To retaliate, on January 8, 2020, Iran fired missiles on US bases in Iraq. The United States’ immediate response was that no…

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