July 2009

New Study Shows Promise for Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study in Texas found that rapidly administering a single dose of estrogen, a strong anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory drug, following a stroke increases brain cell survival by up to 65 percent. Estrogens delivered intravenously post injury may have similar effects on people with traumatic brain injury.  Given the long term consequences of serious …

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Flowers v. Pembroke Chair Co.

The claimant developed carpal tunnel syndrome while working for the Employer.  The claimant received medical treatment and then was released by her doctors with restrictions.  Defendant employer offered a job to employee.  However, there was competent evidence to show that the job was outside of claimant’s restrictions and therefore unsuitable.  The Defendants were required to …

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Cooper v. BHT Enter., (08-711)

Workers’ Comp., whether findings of fact supported by competent evidence; whether failure to file Form 44 abandons appeal to Full Commission; whether disability was proven by plaintiff under Russell v. Lowes Prods.   Among other issues, the Court of Appeals affirmed and Opinion and Award of the Industrial Commission denying permanent and total disability benefits to …

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