Emergency Room Not Diagnosing A Concussion, Revisited
A few months ago, I wrote a short article describing why emergency rooms do such a bad job at diagnosing concussions/brain injuries: The emergency room didn’t say anything about a concussion. Does that mean I don’t have a brain injury? Recently, I came across a study that really quantifies the problem I discussed. The study, primarily…Read More
My MRI or CT Scan Was Negative. Does This Mean I Don't Have A Brain Injury?
This is another question I’ve recently received from potential clients. They were involved in an incident — a car wreck, a slip and fall, or something similar. They went to the ER, and the ER performed an MRI or a CT san looking for problems, but scan came back negative. Does this mean that the…Read More
Brain Injuries: Risk Of Suicide May Increase Three Fold After A Concussion
I’m part of a nation-wide group of lawyers who regularly exchange articles and other information with one another about brain injury cases. This week, we were having an online discussion about suicide, and we shared a study from earlier this year finding that persons who have suffered even a single concussion may be at a…Read More
New Study Explains Why Rest Is Key Following A Brain Injury
When my son suffered a concussion two years ago, his doctor told him the key was rest. For this then 11 year old, that meant laying down, with no reading, no television, and no video games. Just rest. Rest has long been thought to help following a brain injury, but recently, a new study came…Read More
Do Self-Driving Cars Need Driver's Ed?
I’ve been following the stories of self-driving cars. As a personal injury lawyer who sees the devastation of car wrecks, I’m interested in technology that can help my clients be more safe. On the other hand, knowing all the calculations that go into safe driving — watching for other cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, animals, and other…Read More
What Should I Do After An Injury?
The most important thing you can do after your injury is to get the medical care that you need. This is important on two grounds. First, it’s obviously important for your health. Going to the doctor as soon as possible gives the doctor an opportunity to either provide treatment or to send you to a…Read More
Head Injuries and Concussions — From Players' Perspective
If you know me, you know I’m a huge University of Texas sports fan. Because of that, I’m a huge fan of the Longhorn Network. Usually, the stories just relate to my sports passion, but in light of David Ash’s retirement from football due to his repeated concussions, the LHN ran a great piece that…Read More
Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
We represent a number of clients who have brain injuries, and I received this infographic the other day describing the causes of traumatic brain injuries. I thought it was brilliant, and I wanted to share it here.Read More
I fell in a parking lot because of broken pavement/sidewalk. Can I sue?
This question was posed to me recently, and the short answer is “yes.” This is called a premises liability case. In Texas, a customer can prevail in a premises liability case against a business if the customer can prove several things: (1) that the condition (here the broken pavement or sidewalk) posed an unreasonable risk…Read More
Brett Favre's Admissions Shed Light On Traumatic Brain Injuries
In an interview this week, retired NFL quarterback (and all around tough guy) Brett Favre discussed memory loss issues he’s been having since retirement. Favre attributes these issues to potential brain injuries he suffered as a player. Favre isn’t alone in these types of symptoms. We’ve had the pleasure of representing a number of clients…Read More