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Car accident injuries that can hang around for a lengthy time are traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. An impact to the head or skull can be Massachusetts personal injury attorney car accidentsevere. If the impact is strong enough, the victim will suffer problems with agility and simply being able to think normally again. Even a mild injury to the head can result in difficulty making ordinary movements or changes in personality. The brain is a sensitive yet marvelous organ, and any injury to it will take a long time to recover from as you will need to retrain yourself to do what you could do before.

Car accidents can cause catastrophic injury to the spine of the occupant. This means being paralyzed or simply losing the full mobility that you once had. When there is loss of movement, this also affects the muscles in that area and chronic pain can develop. Other complications that are not generally thought about, but occur often, are problems with internal organs, including the lungs and veins. It is rare to fully recover from a spinal cord injury.

 

 

If you have suffered severe injuries to the head or spine after a car accident call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman right away at (617) 367-2900 to make sure your future medical costs are covered by the party at fault. Your attorney will determine, in conjunction with your doctor, how long you will need medical care. Your attorney will communicate with the insurance company after your accident to make sure that the long-term effects of your injury are paid for, and that any rehabilitation is covered.

 

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On Friday, in the late evening in Bourne, an oxygen tank exploded causing severe scalding to Bourne Oxygen Tank Explosion Injurythe female resident’s face. First responders were dispatched to her home on Shore Road. The injuries were grave enough to require a MedFlight, however she was ultimately transported to Providence’s Rhode Island Hospital via ambulance.

Oxygen tanks contain oxygen under pressure. Oxygen tanks can be found in private residences to assist in breathing, and in commercial settings. These devices should be handled with care to prevent dropping or falling which can cause catastrophic injury from explosion. An improper collision, bang or blow to the oxygen tank will kindle the oxygen tank triggering an internal combustion resulting in the eruption. Anyone near the oxygen tank at that point is at risk of burns, exposure to toxic vapors, traumatic head injury, and even death from the force and shooting particulates.

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On April 12, 2018 a Massachusetts jury returned a verdict in favor of Brian Goodrich in the amount of $8.25 million. The award comes after years of litigation beginning in 2013 when Mr. Goodrich’s head was nearly Massachusetts Workplace Injury Results in $8.25M Jury Awardcrushed because the jack holding up a piece of equipment failed. He suffered horrendous injuries which  included facial disfigurement, blindness and loss of cognitive function.

The jury found, after hearing 11 days of testimony, that the company which designed the equipment was a majority at fault. Mr. Goodrich was changing the oil on the equipment meant to melt asphalt and fill cracks in the road. Although Mr. Goodrich acknowledged not using the safety pin with the jack which held the machine up, the company failed to include safety warnings and failed to manufacture the machine appropriately knowing such accidents were possible.

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Personal injury lawsuits in Boston can involve many different types of physical and emotional damages, but those involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often among the most serious. In some ways, such claims are comparable to wrongful death cases because survivors find life will never be the same.

Boston personal injurySome traumatic brain injury patients  will no longer be able to speak, walk or take care of themselves in any significant way.  We have adults that are basically reduced to the functional capacity of infants, requiring a lifetime of care and adaptation to a new way of life for the plaintiff and his or her family members.  In some cases, the plaintiff will be able to make a partial or complete recovery, but even that will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars if not upwards of a million dollars. Continue reading

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New advances in traumatic brain injury diagnostics can help in obtaining damages for those affected, according to a recently-released study.

Traumatic brain injury or “TBI” as it often called, is a term that encompass several very serious medical conditions involving trauma to the brain. While it is hard to think of any brain injury that permanently changes one’s cognitive abilities, motor control, speech patterns, and ability to function on a basic level as anything but catastrophic, there is a medical condition known as mild traumatic brain injury or “mTBI.”

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Boston Personal Injury Cases

Boston brain injury lawsuits According to the Brain Injury Association of America, mild traumatic brain injury is a somewhat misleading term. It does not mean that the damage to the plaintiff’s brain was mild, but rather the injury that caused the brain injury were less severe than typical.  In other words, a serious brain injury can result from a seemingly minor injury, and that injury can result in very severe traumatic brain injuries, but there was a low chance of suspecting brain injury from the less severe looking injury.  This in terms leads to denials by insurance companies and claims that the plaintiff is malingering or even faking the brain injury in order to get compensation. Continue reading

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According to a recent news report from the Daily Caller, Joe Scarborough’s 25-year-old son has just suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after falling down a flight of steps.  He is currently in Bellevue Hospital in New York City.   Scarborough is currently working on a MSNBC show called “Morning Joe”’ along with co-host Mika Brzezinski.  Both Scarborough and his co-host have made a lot of headlines recently do to their ongoing feud with Donald Trump during this presidential election race.

brains-1426619Scarborough announced his son’s injury on his daily broadcast in which he said he son suffered the traumatic brain injury after landing on his head and fracturing his skull.  Scarborough has also said his son’s condition is now stable, but it was extremely “touch and go” for the first several hours after he was admitted to the hospital. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature form FierceBiotech, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have just agreed to provide $3 million to a biotech firm that is developing portable brain monitoring system.  The lab opened three years ago and is working on products that are portable and will be able to scan for signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and a type of stroke known as acute ischemic stroke.

doctor5The technology was originally being developed by UCLA, and the biotech company licensed the rights to it and is working to design a line of commercial models for sales to various consumers. While the wearable device is already in working order, before the company can market it, they must complete a series of clinical trials, and this grant will allow them to get those studies underway. Continue reading

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When someone suffers a head injury, including a closed head injury which involves no noticeable bleeding, it often results in a pooling of blood between the brain and dura.  This pooling of blood, or even a bruise to the brain, results in the buildup of pressure that can cut of the flow of the blood to the brain.

skull-1415989In an effort to alleviate the pressure, doctors will sometimes choose to remove a section of the patient’s skull.  The procedure is known as a craniectomy.  While there is evidence that doing a craniectomy will prevent a patient from dying the hospital soon after arrival, according to a recent news feature from WebMD, the procedure may be leaving patients alive, but with permanent and extensive brain damage. Continue reading

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Following the death of boxing legend Mohammad Ali earlier this summer, there has been a lot of news coverage about Parkinson’s disease in recent weeks.  There has also been a lot of head injury and concussion news as result of the recent movie starring Will Smith, and the injuries we are seeing in professional sports such as in the NFL.

457973__1According to a recent news feature from Time, doctors now have more evidence that there is link between victims of a serious head injury and those who develop Parkinson’s disease and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

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Whenever someone receives an injury to the head, it is generally a good idea to determine whether the victim had suffered a concussion or other type to traumatic brain injury. In the old days, a person who was knocked unconscious was often shaken or administered smelling salts, and that would be all the care they received.  Years of medical research has proven that this is not the safest practice.

457973__1These days, we often hear about head injury protocols being taken when someone suffers a head injury or impact.  We often see if the person is oriented as to person, place, time, and date.  This is known as being oriented times four to first responders and mental health professionals.  It is in professional sports where we often hear that these protocols are being performed, and we have to wait see if the person suffered a concussion. Continue reading