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Craig Kelley

Head Injury Cognitive Tests Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved testing devices for evaluating head injuries with two different computer program cognitive tests.  The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment is one of the tests and the other is the Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT […]

Craig Kelley

Eye Function Post-Concussions

Given the frequency with which concussions occur in today’s society, and the valued clients involved in personal injuries of many kinds, this firm will bring any noteworthy news on the subject.  An individual might suffer some sort of blow to […]

Craig Kelley

Concussions and Cognitive Skills

Not surprisingly, many clients of our firm suffer from head injuries, concussion, and traumatic brain injuries as a result of accidents.  Much research has been done and publicized in recent years due to concerns of long-term effects from head injuries.  […]

John Inserra

The Three Most Common Car Accident Injuries

One in every 46 Nebraska drivers will be involved in an automobile accident each year, according to the Nebraska Department of Highway Safety. The most common automobile accident injury is neck strain, commonly referred to as “whiplash”. Neck strain injuries […]

Craig Kelley

MOTORCYCLES: The Great Helmet Debate

For as long as motorcyclists can recall, the debate over whether motorcycle helmets should be mandatory has flourished.  Forty-seven states, including Nebraska, as well the District of Columbia, Guam, Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have laws […]

John Inserra

CDC Reports Fewer Children Dying in Car Crashes

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new study showing death rates of children in car crashes fell by 43 percent from 2002 to 2011.  Even more death could be prevented with use of adequate safety […]

John Inserra

Do Men and Women Have Different Outcomes in Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A recent IMPACT study to evaluate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) outcomes has disclosed that while age, race and education are all associated with outcomes, gender does not.  The IMPACT study analyzed Glasgow Outcome Scores at six months post moderate-to-severe TBI […]

John Inserra

FELA Verdict in Colorado Upheld

In a FELA case, the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a jury’s decision to award a Union Pacific conductor, out of North Platte Nebraska, $6 million for injuries he suffered in a fall down the stairs of a locomotive. The claimant suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the fall in August 1998. A district court jury ruled that the Omaha, Neb.-based railroad was at fault…

John Inserra

Traumatic Brain Injury

Sometimes, a simple headache is the only symptom of a traumatic brain injury; but traumatic brain injuries can have many degrees of severity and manifest themselves in many ways. Always be on the lookout for symptoms which can include can include pain, nausea, seizures, confusion, memory loss, a change in personality, depression, irritability, and other emotional and behavioral problems. The…

John Inserra

Pain and Its Causes

Thanks to my paraglegal, Christy Koch, for finding a list of articles from the International Study of Pain. The list of articles runs a gamet from pain in children, spinal pain, fibromyalgia pain, pain and depression, and on and on. The articles are scientific in nature, written by medical providers, whose object is to study pain.