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Amber Scott

Teen lives to tell about spear-inflicted brain injury

Do you believe in miracles? I bet Yasser Lopez does. The 16-year-old boy survived a traumatic brain injury after a three-foot-long spear penetrated his skull. An X-ray showed that the spear…

Joseph Mansour

Progesterone may save traumatic brain injury patients

A young woman has been given a second chance at life after a pedestrian accident that could’ve left her an invalid with traumatic brain injury. Eighteen-year-old Michelle Vaquero wound up…

Amber Scott

A daughter's trip to the ice cream parlor changes one father's life forever

Earlier this week, the Today show posted a father’s heart-wrenching story about 20-year-old daughter Andrea Briggs’ recovery from a July 2011 car accident in which she suffered…

Joseph Mansour

NFL lawsuit lingers like the effects of the concussions that spurred it

Concussions occur every week in most NFL games. There’s always a severe hit or two that winds up being discussed weekly and reviewed by the league; unfortunately a lot more concussions…

Amber Scott

Let’s play ball! But read this first.

Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney recently suffered a brain injury while diving for a ball, according to New England Sports Network’s website. He then sat out seven games after failing Major…

Miranda Miller

KFC Food Poisoning Leads to $8 Million Verdict

Fried chicken, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo…Sounds good, right? Seven years ago, seven-year-old Monica Samaan thought so, too. But after sharing her Kentucky Fried Chicken Twister…

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

$650,000,000 Lawsuit Over Pants Is An Insult to Lawyers and Our Justice System

Recently, the national news media has picked up and reported on the filing of a rather rediculous law suit being pursued by an attorney, who is also a judge no less, representing himself in a claim for $650,000,000 in damages from a dry cleaner in Washington D.C. over a pair of pants. While the merit of the claim remains in question and the recovery for this judge, if anything, will likely…

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

New Research to See if Epilepsy Can Be Prevented in Head Injury Victims

Victims of traumatic brain injuries often develop epilepsy later in life as a result of their injuries. New research is tyring to discover why and see if anything can be done to prevent epilepsy. New efforts are trying seizure medications to see if they will act to prevent epilepsy from developing.Traumatic brain injury victims often see symptoms develop months or even years after their…

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

The Unanctipated Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Brain Injury News and Information Blog has an informative post concerning the less recognized but equally concerning consequences of a traumatic brain injury: the behavioral changes of the individual. The damage to the frontal lobes and temporal lobes causes a host of behavioral problems including emotional difficulties, personality changes and disinhibition. Oftentimes, family and friends…

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

Ski Helmets a Must for Children and a Good Idea For Adults Too

Recently I took my kids (8,6,4) skiing for our annual jaunt to the Western NY ski resorts. They love hitting the slopes ! My oldest is a speed demon while my younger two are tentative and cautious in their skiing. In either case, all children, and adults for that matter, are best advised to wear helmets while skiing or snow boarding to protect from head injury. Skiers and snowboarders reduce…