Types of Head Injury

What is a diffuse axonal injury?

A diffuse axonal injury is caused by a shaking or rotation of the head that causes the brain to move within the skull.  Nerve tissue is torn or sheared (thus, these are also called shearing injuries)and the brain may release chemicals that cause more injury. It’s common in car accidents and can occur without a […]

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What is the difference between a closed head injury and an open head injury?

A closed head injury is one where there has been no penetration of the skull […]

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What are the causes of Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)?

There are various causes of ABI such as a blocked airway, drowning accident, a crushed chest, an electrical accident, such as electrocution or being struck by lightning and lead exposure […]

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What is a Coup-Contrecoup injury?

This type of injury has contusions on opposite sides of the brain […]

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What is an acquired brain injury (ABI)?

An acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is one that happens after birth […]

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What is a focal injury?

A focal injury is an injury to one part of the brain leaving the other parts intact.

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Damages Verdict for Pre-Death Pain and Suffering Affirmed in Yard-Work Vehicle Tragedy

October 13th, 2017

On March 11, 2007, Elias Fasolas was operating  a Bobcat S175 skid-steer loader with a bucket attachment when a limb from a nine-foot-tall tree entered the open operator cab, crushing him against the... ...

Judgment Affirmed for Motor Vehicle Passenger with Non-Surgical Herniated Lumbar Disc

October 3rd, 2017

On May 21, 2010, Elizabeth Eastman, a home health aide for Access Nursing Services, was a rear seat passenger in an ambulette that was transporting her client from a nursing home in Manhattan to her c... ...

Medical Malpractice Verdict in favor of Colonoscopy Patient Affirmed as to Liability and Damages

September 29th, 2017

On July 30, 2008 Raymond Gaspard, then 59 years old, underwent his first colonoscopy. A suspicious polyp was discovered and Mr. Gaspard was referred to a colorectal surgeon who performed a second colo... ...

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