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Category Archives: Head and Spinal Injuries

Kids More Susceptible To Brain Injuries Than We Thought

By Mike Walker Law |

New research just released in Plos Medicine indicates that there is a wide range of medical and social outcomes associated with traumatic brain injuries in childhood and adolescence. Specifically, in analyzing over 1 million people who experienced a traumatic brain injury in the first 25 years of life, researchers found that, as adults, those… Read More »

Definitive Evidence on Traumatic Brain Injuries & Football Emerges

By Mike Walker Law |

A recent study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in Vancouver is the strongest evidence, to date, that there is a direct link between playing football and brain trauma. This comes years after the National Football League (NFL) denied the existence of direct evidence that the sport was linked to traumatic… Read More »

Failing To Prevent Head & Brain Injuries in Domestic Violence Victims

By Mike Walker Law |

A recent article in the New Yorker highlighted the disturbing trends between domestic violence and traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, half of all domestic violence victims are strangled at some point (often repeatedly), many losing consciousness to the point of dying or simply suffering from brain injuries after oxygen is cut off to the brain… Read More »

Fan Injuries in Stadiums

By Mike Walker Law |

There were so many incidents in which fans were hit by baseballs and shattered bats last season that, in early December, the Major League Baseball (MLB) association announced that they would be issuing a recommendation for stadiums to install protective netting in front of the more exposed spectator seats (usually near first-and third-base lines)…. Read More »

Over $17 Million Awarded In Traumatic Brain Injury Case

By Mike Walker Law |

On October 30th, a Cleveland County judge awarded the victim of a golf course accident over $17 million for a traumatic brain injury suffered on the premises. The resident was with a group of others golfing at the apartment where they lived, including an employee who was on duty at the time. While the… Read More »

More Evidence of Link between High Impact Sports and Serious Injuries

By Mike Walker Law |

During the month of September, news of severe brain injuries suffered by high school football players has been pervasive in major news coverage, ranging from ABC News to medical publications. But are these injuries truly “mysterious”? These young athletes experience high impact blows at least several times a day in practice or in games,… Read More »

New Research Indicates High Correlation between Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit Issues

By Mike Walker Law |

A recent study has found a direct link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) disorder, suggesting that anyone who has suffered from this type of injury should be screened for the issue in case they subsequently suffer from ADHD. Specifically, researchers quoted that TBI victims are more than twice as likely… Read More »

Local Florida Woman Slowly Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

By Mike Walker Law |

Three months after being hit by a pickup truck in a hit and run accident, Tampa high school senior, Jackie Faircloth, is beginning the slow, painful process of recovery. Back in November, the 18-year-old cheerleader suffered a traumatic brain injury in Tallahassee after a truck hit her while she was standing on the side… Read More »

Head Injuries and Concussions in Youth Athletes

By Mike Walker Law |

Over the past several years, the topic of concussions and the long-term effects on athletes has played a dominant role in the National Football League news cycle. The topic reached a fervor pitch when more than 4,500 former NFL players filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL for its alleged fraudulent handling of concussions…. Read More »

Owner Of Florida Daycare To Be Charged In Death of 16-Month-Old Boy

By Mike Walker Law |

Losing a child is one of the worst events that can happen to a parent. Sadly, this recently happened to the parents of 16-month-old boy who died from traumatic head injuries suffered at a Florida day care. The boy had been brought into Sacred Heart Hospital with injuries consistent with violent shaking, and investigators… Read More »

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