Leading Causes of Concussions

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Friday, August 12, 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 completely heal. It is important that individuals know some of the most common causes of concussions so they can help prevent ser ...

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On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Friday, April 29, 2016. At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our goal is simple: getting successful results for our clients. As a personal injury law firm, we know the experience needed to get these results doesn't happen overnight. In a recent interview, Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. explains how his educational career at Santa Clara University helped him launch his legal career, giving him the advantage he needed to become a successful lawyer. In an article titled, "Santa Clara University Ranks High on PayScale College ROI R ...

Categories: Personal Injury

Michael M. Shea Jr. Authors New Article on Concussions

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Catastrophic Injury on Thursday, February 4, 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 - especially when they happen to children - is a good thing. Parents should remember that concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injury

Concussions: Sometimes, Obsessing is Good

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, January 21, 2016. 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 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and 50,000 deaths per year. [1]I'm not arguing to stop letting our children play sports. ...

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Pier 1 Imports Issues Recall of 276K Dangerous Swinging Chairs

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Dangerous Products on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Swinging furniture has massive appeal for being a comfortable, unique, and relaxing seating solution, but home goods retailer Pier 1 is now recalling more than 276,000 chairs and stands in the U.S. and Canada after numerous reports of fall injuries. The popular Swingasan chair has apparent stability issues, causing people to fall from the chair and seriously hurt themselves. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that the chairs and stands affected by the recall were sold between January 2010 and ...

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ERs Swamped with Hoverboard Injury Cases

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Dangerous Products on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The nation's emergency rooms, clinics, and urgent care centers have been inundated with people who have sustained injury from one of the holiday season's hottest gifts: the hoverboard. While promo videos make using the device look easy, handling the board is much more difficult than it looks. In fact, online videos have caught thousands of painful falls from the device on camera. Falls from a hoverboard can, and have, caused serious injury, including bone fractures, head injuries, and neck injuries that ...

Categories: Dangerous Products

Avoid Getting on the Road with Drunk Drivers this Holiday Season

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Car Accidents on Friday, December 11, 2015. The month of December brings family, friends, and loved ones together for a number of special festivities. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, or just New Year's, you are most likely making plans about the upcoming gatherings. While these festivities can bring about a lifetime of memories, they can also pose serious dangers when you travel to and from destinations. In fact, in 2013, AAA stated during Christmas and New Year's season, about 95 million Americans are expected to travel on roadways througho ...

Categories: Car Accidents

Birth Injuries Caused by Zofran

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Burn Injuries on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Zofran, also known by its generic name, ondansetron, is a popularly prescribed drug used to combat severe symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. The drug is effective at controlling these symptoms, but in many cases this comes at a huge cost to both the mother and her child. Across the country, several lawsuits have been brought against the makers of Zofran for a host of dangerous side effects and birth injuriesthat women were not initially made aware of. Zofran has been linked to several adverse eff ...

Categories: Burn Injuries

Corporations Cutting Benefits as they Ditch the Worker’s Comp System

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Catastrophic Injury on Tuesday, November 10, 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 the largest and most powerful companies in the U.S., including retailers, trucking companies, healthcare providers, and f ...

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On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. It has long been known that high-impact sports like hockey and football have been linked with brain damage, but it now appears that soccer might present a similar danger. New research published by the journalRadiology says that players who head soccer balls more frequently increase their risk of brain damage and memory loss than those who handle the ball primarily with their feet. The damage it can cause is similar to the damage seen in patients with traumatic brain injuries.According to Dr. Michael Lipton of Yeshiva University, the amoun ...

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