Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

CA injury lawyerThe past few years have seen an increase in the number of severe brain injuries reported by former football players. In an attempt to understand the connection between the game and head injuries, and find ways to better diagnose medical issues as well as protect players, a number of groups have taken steps to address the topic.

Concussions and Worse

Not too long ago football players would talk about getting their “bell rung.” However, new information indicates that those incidents may very well have been concussions, injuries to the brain, that have a very negative impact on the sufferer’s cognitive abilities. However, the minimization of concussion impact or the misdiagnosis of the injury has led to a recent increase in the filing of lawsuits related to this issue.

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appellate court, gas leak, San Jose personal injury lawyerWhen you have been hurt in any type of incident caused by the actions or negligence of another party, you deserve to collect compensation for your injuries. Your road to recovery may be made even easier when the responsible party admits their liability relatively early in the process. Admission of liability does not necessarily mean that everything is completely resolved, as a San Gabriel man recently learned. His compensation may finally be on its way, though, as a California appellate court last week upheld a $20 million verdict against a local utility provider.

Lighting a Cigarette

In 2011, the claimant was living in a remodeled garage in San Gabriel. According to court records, an employee of the Southern California Gas Company, opened a valve which allowed the man’s residence to fill with natural gas. When the resident went to light a cigarette, the gas-filled garage exploded, causing him severe burns and a traumatic brain injury, which experts believe will lead to dementia by about age 50. For a man who was only 23 at the time of the explosion, the impact is expected to be life-changing.

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