Recent Posts in Catastrophic Injury Category

  • 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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  • Michael M. Shea Jr. Authors New Article on Concussions

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 4-Feb-2016

    This week, the San Jose Mercury News featured a new article written by Shea & Shea – A Professional Law Corporation’s Michael M. Shea Jr. The article, entitled “ The Value of Obsessing over Concussions,” explores the historical development surrounding the injury and the evolution of diagnosis and treatment. He also makes a case for why obsessing over concussions – ...
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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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  • Corporations Cutting Benefits as they Ditch the Worker's Comp System

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 10-Nov-2015

    Workers’ compensation was founded on the idea that employers owe a duty to injured employees and their families. But now, a lawyer in Texas is helping corporations opt out of the workers’ compensation system and write their own rules on how to care for their employees. As can be expected, corporations are not making their employees a priority when they write their own rules. Many of ...
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  • Who Is Liable for Injuries at a Ball Park?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 1-Jul-2015

    Summer is officially here! Among the picnics, barbecues, and Fourth of July celebrations, we have families spending the day at the park or attending a game to support their favorite sports teams. Shea & Shea – A Professional Law Corporation is attuned to the needs of the community. In a town as sunny and vibrant as San Jose, it is hard to resist enjoying a day out. We often hear stories ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney When Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 10-Feb-2015

    Catastrophic injuries are unlike any other personal injuries. They often result in lasting or permanent impairment, disfigurement, or disability. Whether the victim is suffering from paralysis or severe burns, the consequences can alter the course of their life. If you or a loved one is currently a victim of such serious injuries, you know how challenging it can be to ever feel normal again. ...
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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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