Brain Injury Professional Includes Article Featuring Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr.

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, January 31, 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 forth. As a staple of the publication, leading and influential individuals and companies are interviewed and featured in ...

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How to Fireproof Your Fourth of July Weekend

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Burn Injuries on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Summer is here, ushering in a slew of outdoor activities like barbecues, camping, and fireworks. Of course, what Independence Day would feel complete without the bright and fiery sparkle of fireworks dancing in the sky? Unfortunately, every year, at least 10,000 individuals get hurt or burned from fireworks, half of which are often children under the age of 14. To prevent this from happening to you or your children, take some important precautions to keep your summer celebrations safe and free from fire-related accide ...

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On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. If your home has a pool, it is probably your family's greatest form of respite from the summer heat. With the kids at home for the summer, however, it might be hard to always keep track of their whereabouts in the home, and you cannot always keep your eyes on the pool. To prevent accidents from happening, you can take some safety precautions to accident proof your pool and ensure your children do not get into any dangerous mischief that might cause them harm.HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP PREPARE YOUR POOL FOR THE SUMMER SEASON: Fence it: This is ...

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Risk of Child Brain Injuries Due to Defective Playground Equipment

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, June 13, 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 playground-related injuries, and over 20,000 of them receive a traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis. According to the Centers for Di ...

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On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Friday, April 28, 2017. California, like most states, requires automobile insurance and proof of that insurance to drive a motor vehicle, legally. The insurance that most people think of within the confines of your auto policy is called "bodily injury" coverage. But whose bodily injury?Liability, or "bodily injury" (BI) coverage, affords you protection if you cause a collision and injure another person, whether that person be another motorist, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian. This is the coverage that most people think of when they say: "my agent told me I have full cov ...

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Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Wrongful Death on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. A wrongful death claim occurs when someone dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another individual or entity, and it is considered a civil lawsuit. Every state has its own set of statutes that explain who can file such a claim, how much time they have to do it, and the kind of damages a person can claim. Not just anyone can file a wrongful death claim, so it is important to have a keen understanding of your state's statutes. WHAT ARE CALIFORNIA'S STATUES FOR WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS? In the state of Ca ...

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Anoxic vs. Hypoxic Brain Injuries

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Friday, October 21, 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 carry enough oxygen to the brain, anemic anoxia may develop. Even if the blood flow is adequate, without enough oxygen ...

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What Is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, October 6, 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 a severe brain injury while a higher score indicates a mild injury that may not result in any long-term impairment. Scores less than ...

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Types and Degrees of Burn Injury

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Burn Injuries on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Considered to be a catastrophic injury, a burn injury can be devastating, often times resulting in long-term damage to the body. The consequences of a burn injury vary depending on the severity of the injury. It is important to understand the different types of burn injuries that a person can sustain as well as what your options are for legal recourse if the injury was caused by negligence. Types of Burn Injuries There are a number of situations that can expose a person to a potential burn injury. These can ...

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Living With Paralysis After a Spine Injury

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Spine Injury on Friday, September 9, 2016. When someone sustains a spine injury, there is always the possibility of paralysis. This means the spinal cord was damaged and the victim experiences loss of function in some or all of their extremities. The severity of the paralysis varies based on the type and location of the injury. A victim may experience partial or total paralysis, or quadriplegia or paraplegia. Partial paralysis means only one side of the body is impacted while total means both sides experience the loss of function. Paraplegia means the vict ...

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