A new, interesting study was done by the North Carolina (NC) Trial Lawyer’s Association about medical malpractice cases in North Carolina (NC) courts. As an injury attorney handling these suits in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC), I found this information important because it shows there is no medical malpractice crisis in North Carolina. From…
A new study by the American Psychological Association indicates that some of the mental health issues associated with brain trauma may not be apparent until years after the event. Mental problems such as irritability, difficulty sleeping, and hypervigilance were among the symptoms that 9/11 victims said are worse now than they were shortly after September 11. Neuropsychologists have known for years that long-term mental health problems may result from head trauma, but this research brings them closer to understanding the biological reasons behind the long-term effects.
The Recent Death Of Two Teenagers In A Car Accident In Virginia Beach Involving A Drunk Driver Reminds Us How Dangerous The Roads Can Be.
Two young girls, ages 16 and 17, were killed when rear ended by a drunk driver in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the past month. The case has shocked the community and gotten a lot of national attention. Part of the attention has been the fact that the drunk driver was an illegal immigrant.
A Lot Of Soldiers Coming Back From The Iraq War Have Brain Trauma Similar To That Caused By Automobile Accidents
Brain trauma without visible wounds is a silent injury seen in a lot of Marines returning from Iraq. You can have a severe debilitating brain injury without having an open wound or penetration of the skin or skull. This is often called closed head injury or closed head trauma. What happens to the soldiers is that every blast of mortar fire or roadside bomb rattles their brain like the yoke in an egg. There are classic signs of post concussive injury which have been seen with increasing frequency in people returning from this war.
At our law firm, we try to always remind ourselves and our workers that we are a customer service business. Handling an automobile accident case for an injured person involves our specialized expertise as trial lawyers. However, it also involves our handholding the injured clients to make them feel as good as they can about…