Brain Injury

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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Concussion Suffered by University of Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow

The concussion suffered by University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in Saturday’s game against Kentucky certainly has the sports world talking about the impact of the injury on Florida’s season, but to brain injury lawyers like me, the real issue should be proper education of medical personnel involved in high school and collegiate athletics.  Thankfully …

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company Rented and Sold Cars Without Air Bags

It has been recently reported in the Kansas City Star that Enterprise Rent-A-Car company ordered a fleet of approximately 66,000 Chevy Impalas without side impact airbags, for vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2008.  Despite the fact that these important life saving devices come as standard equipment, the rental car company special ordered the vehicles without …

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Wearing a Helmet Reduces the Chances of Injury or Death While Riding a Bicycle

A new study confirms what we already know – wearing a helmet reduces the chances of injury or death while riding a bicycle.  I have ridden a lot of miles this summer and it amazes me how often I see people who are either not wearing helmets or do not have them adjusted properly.  Wearing …

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