Head & Brain Injuries
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...
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...
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.
States are passing "Tort Reform" legislation that should make sense to everyone. It is not about capping one group or another's liability or damages, but rather, it is about fairness to jurors. Jury service is a civil duty, but it can be very instrusive and a financial hardship on people. My experience with jurors is that they take their job very seriously, but they are always put out by the...
Bob Westbrook is a brain injury victim located in Toledo Ohio who owns the blog Ran with the devil, Walked with angels. I am an avid reader of Bob's posts, and he brought my attention to a series NBC news has been running this week. The stories have focused on brain injuries and the Iraq War. Their features have talked about how brain injuries are common among Iraq War vets, how brain...
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