Recent Posts in Brain injury Category

  • Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. Pens Editorial for The Mercury News

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 26-Jun-2018

    Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. recently wrote an editorial in The Mercury News, San Jose’s largest newspaper. In this editorial, he tackled an issue that’s close and personal to him: the concussion risk in youth sports. And for that reason, he wrote to express support for AB 2108, also known as the “Safe Youth Football Act.” The bill would have mandated that all participants ...
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  • Brain Injury Professional Includes Article Featuring Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr.

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 31-Jan-2018

    First established in 2003 and acting as the official publication of the North American Brain Injury Society, Brain Injury Professional (BIP) has since become a go-to source for all things brain injury related. Medical doctors, legal professionals, special educators, and many more people all around the country turn to BIP for the latest updates and news about brain injury care, legislation, and so ...
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  • Risk of Child Brain Injuries Due to Defective Playground Equipment

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 13-Jun-2017

    Children love to play and will inevitably jump at the opportunity to swing, slide, or climb when they see a playground inviting them to do exactly that. Unfortunately, playgrounds are not always safe and equipment is sometimes defective, or inadequately maintained, presenting numerous hazards to unsuspecting children. Every year, more than 200,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for ...
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  • Anoxic vs. Hypoxic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 21-Oct-2016

    Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries are relatively similar since both are the result of an interruption of oxygen supply to the brain. The difference with hypoxia is the interruption is partial, whereas anoxia occurs when there is a complete lack of oxygen supplied to the brain. There are many causes of anoxia and four different types, all of which may cause severe brain damage. When blood cannot ...
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  • What Is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 6-Oct-2016

    The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which was first published in 1974, is a commonly used method to assess the level of consciousness of patients suffering from an acute brain injury. The scale’s guide measures the functions of a patient’s eyes, verbal response, and motor response and the totaled score is used to categorize the severity of the brain injury. A lower score on the GCS indicates ...
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  • Leading Causes of Concussions

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 12-Aug-2016

    While any type of injury can be considered serious, there are some that can be more debilitating than others. One of these types of injuries is a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. These types of injuries can be quite serious, with symptoms that vary depending on the severity of the injury. In some cases, it can take anywhere from a few months up to a few years for a concussion to ...
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  • Causes and Symptoms of Brain Injuries

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 29-Jul-2016

    The aftermath of an injury can be difficult to endure, especially when the injury has a permanent effect on a part of the body. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult injuries to cope with is one that affects the head and brain. A traumatic brain injury can impact the way a person acts, their characteristics, their development, and more. When this type of injury is sustained, and the cause is ...
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  • Concussions: Sometimes, Obsessing is Good

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 21-Jan-2016

    By: Michael M. Shea, Jr. I read with curiosity and some amount of skepticism the opinion published in the New York Times advising parents to Stop Obsessing Over Concussions. I was surprised to read this from a doctor, when it can be a life-changing situation. My advice to parents – obsessing is good. Why? A concussion is also called a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and TBI is responsible for ...
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  • After a Brain Injury Caused by Sports, Who Pays the Bills?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 3-Feb-2015

    Athletes who play contact sports such as football, rugby, and hockey do so with the knowledge that they are likely to suffer some sort of injuries. In fact, more than 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year. While the sporting industry has made a big push in recent years to promote helmet-wearing and the seriousness of brain injuries, it doesn't change the ...
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  • Family Sues City After Their 7-Year-Old Daughter Sustained Serious Head and Brain Injury While Attending City-Run Summer Camp

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 21-Feb-2014

    During the summer of 2013, a 7-year-old girl apparently sustained serious head and brain trauma while she was participating in a game at a summer camp run by the City of Fremont. According to reports, the young lady hit her head on a cement patio when her wheelchair tipped over as a camp counselor was helping her "chase" another child during a game of Duck-Duck-Goose. The family of the ...
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  • Chinese Teacher Beats Student: Results in Severe Brain Damage

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 5-Nov-2012

    Tragedy struck in China, when a preschool teacher lost her temper while punishing a child. According to the Huffington Post this teacher threw a 4 year old preschool student to the floor, kicking her and then continued the cycle. As a result child was knocked unconscious, and taken immediately to the hospital. Fortunately the surveillance cameras at the school caught the teacher on film, and the ...
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  • High Schools Taking Brain Injuries Seriously

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 21-Sep-2012

    In the past, hitting your head in a high school football game was referred to as “getting your bell rung.” Football head injuries were a part of the game and those with a concussion or another brain injury were simply told to get back in and play. Yet many of those “once tough” football stars now have constant headaches, cognitive degradation, and other medical issues ...
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  • What type of auto insurance should I have? The importance of UM/UIM coverage.

    Posted By Blog Manager || 9-Aug-2012

    Many people believe they are fully covered if they have good liability coverage on their automobile. However, this type of coverage protects YOU financially if you are responsible for causing an automobile accident. What many people do not realize is that they should have high uninsured/underinsured motorist ("UM/UIM") coverage as well. Why? The law in California requires drivers to have ...
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  • Elderly Man Gets Settlement After Tripping on Sidewalk

    Posted By San Jose Personal Injury Attorney || 25-May-2012

    A 70-year-old man was paid $450,000 by the City of Gilroy in a hushed $700,000 settlement after tripping on an uplifted sidewalk on Martin St. back in 2010; the culprit behind the accident being a 40-year-old Magnolia tree whose roots were tearing up the sidewalk. The San Jose resident was on his way to OD’s Kitchen on March 26, 2010 when he tripped on the jagged concrete as he was walking ...
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  • The Five Essentials of Bicycling

    Posted By Blog Manager || 3-May-2012

    A bicyclist's safety on the road depends on the five essential bicycling skills. These skills can reduce your risk of injury. Handling: Control your bike. Know how to handle (start, stop, turn, ride in a straight line, keep balance at slow speeds, check over should without swerving) your bike property so that a collision could be avoided. Also, equip your bike with the required safety features ...
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  • Teen boy hit by pickup remains hospitalized

    Posted By Blog Manager || 26-Apr-2012

    A 14-year-old San Jose boy remains hospitalized with a serious head injury after being struck by a truck last week on Tully Road, according to police and the teen's family. The boy's family identified him as Angel Hernandez Perez, an eighth-grade student at Ocala Middle School. On April 16, 2012, Angel was riding his bike west on Tully Road with the flow of traffic when he crossed the ...
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  • Sports-Related Head Injuries

    Posted By Blog Manager || 30-Mar-2012

    The leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Twenty-one percent of all TBIs among American children/adolescents are related to sports and recreational activities. A TBI can be the result of when the head is suddenly and violently hit by an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. The symptoms of a TBI can vary depending ...
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  • Ways to Improve Your Memory

    Posted By Blog Manager || 20-Mar-2012

    Whether you realize it or not, there are specific steps you can take to improve your memory. Here are a few tips for keeping your brain healthy and enhancing your ability to remember: 1. Sleep and Exercise: Sleeping properly and working out regularly can improve your memory. On the other hand, skipping sleep and exercise can damage your ability to remember. Why? Physical activity encourages the ...
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  • Choosing a Motorcycle Helmet

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Jan-2012

    While motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity, and it is likely that most personal injury attorneys would advise against riding on a motorcycle, if you are insistent on biking, please pick out a safe helmet. Get one that is both Snell certified as well as DOT certified. You may also wish to consider a full face helmet instead of a half helmet or 3/4 helmet. According to the 1981 Hurt ...
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  • Ongoing Debate Regarding Concussions in the NFL

    Posted By Blog Manager || 1-Dec-2011

    Football has arguably become America's new favorite pastime, but it is also one of the most dangerous sports. All the rough hitting and tackling is of course what makes the game exciting, but this is also what causes severe head injuries for the players. Alan Schwarz was one of the first to write about all of the severe head injuries caused by the game we all love. He was awarded a Pulitzer ...
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