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West Sacramento Girl Wakes From Coma

West Sacramento Girl Wakes From Coma
I’m Ed Smith, a West Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. I was very pleased to hear that after being seriously wounded in a drive by shooting a West Sacramento girl wakes from coma. Additionally, she was finally able to return home after a three month hospital stay.

Management of Substance Abuse after Trauma

Management of Substance Abuse after Trauma

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. Substance abuse, especially alcohol intoxication, is the underlying cause of almost half of all traumatic injuries in the US.  One survey showed that 75 percent of intoxicated patients have a prior history of clinically-significant alcohol related life events and 26 percent admit to significant pre-injury alcohol problems.  This means that alcohol abuse disorder is reported to be the most prevalent disease among trauma survivors.  Injured problem drinkers are subsequently more likely to be reinjured, re-hospitalized, and to die compared to normal people.  Despite the high incidence of substance abuse, it is rarely screened for in rehabilitation units.

Rates of alcohol problems are particularly high among those with traumatic injuries, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Links between alcohol problems and traumatic brain injury/spinal cord injury will be described in terms of the prevalence of these problems together and the effects on outcome.  There are persistent stereotypes and myths about substance abuse that may interfere with the implementation of effective screening and intervention programs. Continue reading ›

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Elderly Victims
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Elderly Victims Present Unique Concerns

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be serious, life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injuries in elderly victims present unique concerns. The most severe traumatic brain injuries can leave the victim with lifelong disabilities and restrictions, even if the victim was previously young and healthy. When a person of advanced age suffers a TBI in a personal injury accident, the harm done can present unique challenges and concerns for the victim and his or her attorney. If not properly addressed during the investigative stage of the case, the elderly TBI victim may find the amount requested as compensatory damages reduced or even denied altogether.

Concussions Linked to Brain Damage

CONCUSSIONS LINKED TO BRAIN DAMAGE

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. Studies conducted in the past few years have established that those who suffer repeated concussions – even if each concussion might be considered “minor” – are at an increased risk for developing permanent brain complications and conditions. This is not only bad news for participants in contact sports such as boxing, football, and hockey who can suffer repeated blows to the head, but it is also troubling news for those whose jobs might put them at risk for suffering a blow to the head (such as the military and the construction industry).

What Type of Damages Can I Recover Through a TBI Injury Lawsuit?

Filing Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. When you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in California, after your health and long-term prognosis there is likely one other question on your mind: how will you be able to pay for all the medical treatment and ongoing care you are going to need? Below we will discuss recovering damages by filing TBI lawsuit.