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New Study Correlates Boxing with Potential Brain Injury

A new study has concluded what may be obvious to brain injury lawyers like me – Amateur boxing is associated with acute neuronal and astroglial injury. A small population of boxers was studied to determine whether successive blows to the head were associated with injury to the neurons, which are the connective pathways that transmit …

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New Helmet Design Offers Potential Protection from Head Injuries

Football helmet manufacturers are recognizing the dangers and significant consequences posed by head injuries and concussions in football.  To that end, several manufacturers are improving designs, some geared towards reducing the force of the blows received to the head, and others that use a transmitter to notify coaches and trainers on the sideline if a …

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The Affordable Health Care For America Act

The Affordable Health Care For America Act,  passed by the US House of Representatives this past Saturday evening  contained several provisions extremely beneficial to the elderly, and  in particular the elderly who reside in nursing homes.  These provisions included: The Nursing Home Transparency Act; A requirement that long-term care workers undergo criminal background checks ; …

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Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Pierce the Veil and Fraudulant Transfer Case

In an excellent opinion written by Judge Ervin, the N.C. Court of Appeal reversed the trial court for dismissing plaintiff’s pierce the veil claim and fraudulent conveyance claim. This opinion should be helpful to nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers, who are frequently confronted with sham entities as the uninsured licensees of North Carolina  nursing …

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Omnicare Will Settle Kickback Cases for $98M

Health care fraud affects the elderly.  Mariner Health Care and SavaSenior Care, two related Atlanta based nursing home chains, and the men that run them, are being investigated for illegal kickbacks.  Click and read. http://www.wtop.com/?nid=111&sid=1802392

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