Brain Injury

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Childhood Cancers Increasing!

Sources: National Cancer Institute; US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) ON AVERAGE 1 to 2 out of every 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with some form of cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age.  Over the past 20 years, [...]

$7 Million Settlement for Complications of Pediatric Anesthesia

Injury: Hypoxic brain injury from anesthesia for a 6 year old girl  in a Pediatric Hospital Age of Patient at Injury: 6 years of age Result: $7 Million Settlement Court: Philadelphia County, PA Comments:  Heart breaking case of injury following anesthesia for a cardiac procedure at a Pediatric Hospital.  The young child sustained life-altering brain [...]

Vitamin D May Help with Alzheimer’s Disease

Sources: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; Medscape Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. Alzheimer's disease (AD), is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior.  One of it's hallmarks is the presence of amyloid plaques which show up on imaging of the [...]

Tort Reform -The Big Lie

Source: Public Citizen Report -Congress Watch Division (Public Citizen is a national non-profit consumer organization with more than 300,000 members and supporters). Medical malpractice payments were at their lowest level on record in 2011 In contrast to the hundreds of thousands of annual avoidable adverse events (and tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths) that [...]

You are Not Too Young to Have a Stroke -or to be Misdiagnosed

Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases Volume 20, Issue 6 , Pages 523-527; Wall Street Journal Health Blog THE vast majority of strokes will occur in people over the age of 65, however, 10-15% of the stroke victims in the United States are of age 45 and younger!   A study of 57 young stroke victims published [...]

$30 Million Jury Verdict for Incorrect Medication Dosage

Injury: Severe brain injury from incorrect administration of medication to a 5 year old boy in a Pediatric Hospital Age of Patient at Inury: 5 years of age Result: $30 Million Jury Verdict Court: Philadelphia County, PA Comments:  Our clients suffered greatly from the incorrect administration and incorrect dosing of medication at a well-known Pediatric [...]

$4.5 Million Verdict for Migraine Drug Interaction

Injury: Stroke and disability from interaction of commonly prescribed migraine medicines Age of Patient at Injury: 49 years old Result: $4.5 Million Jury Verdict Court: Gloucester County, NJ Comment: Our client sued for the stroke which left her paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.  She had chronic migraine headaches for which she was prescribed common [...]

$800,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Pediatric Problem

Injury: Permanent colostomy and cognitive impairment Age of Patient at Injury: 11 months Result:  $800,000 Settlement Court: Atlantic County, NJ Comments:  Our client and his family brought suit for the failure of the hospital where he was delivered and the doctors attending to him to timely recognize and surgically treat a congenital bowel movement problem.  [...]


By The Jere Beasley Report, April 2011 Each year, millions of people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, collisions with moving or stationary objects, and assaults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates TBI will affect 1.7 million people, resulting in 1.365 million emergency [...]

Low Apgar Scores and ADHD.

Source: Journal Pediatrics, 2011. A recent study by Danish researchers of the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, concludes that a low Apgar score is associated with an increased risk of ADHD in childhood. What does it all mean? The Apgar score was devised in 1952 by Dr. Virginia Apgar (an [...]