Calculating the Worth of Your Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and fall accidents are extraordinarily common. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, senior citizens fell 29 million times resulting in 7 million injuries. To make matters worse, this ended up costing a total of $31 billion in Medicare costs. Additionally, slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of […]

Seven Safe Steps for Bicycling this Summer

  Ready to ride? Here are seven steps to make your bicycle trip this summer safe. Step One: Make Sure it Fits Wearing a shoe that isn’t the right size is uncomfortable, and bikes work in a similar way. If you are buying or renting a new bike, make sure that the bike is not […]

Did Your Car Accident Cause Chiari Malformation?

If you have recently been in a car accident and now suffer from symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, numbness in your hands and feet, and/or balance problems, your accident may have caused an anatomical change in your brain called Chiari malformation (CM). Some people are born with CM and it was once believed that it […]

Oklahoma Drill: High School Football, Concussions, and PTSD

A former Pennsylvania high school football player is suing his old school district for injuries he says were caused while performing the Oklahoma Drill in 2009. During the head-to-head maneuver, Shane Skillpa was slammed so hard that his helmet shattered. Even though he was showing signs of concussion, he was returned to practice. Now he […]

Prolonged Labor and Birth Injury

Everyone has heard stories about women who have gone into labor and spent hours upon hours delivering their babies. But despite the difficulties of such instances, these situations usually still fall within normal birthing times. However, when a woman’s labor lasts too long, a dangerous medical situation can result for her and the baby. It […]

The Importance of Upgrading Your Bike Helmet

So, you have a sturdy bike helmet from a few years ago. Do you really need a new bike helmet? It’s true that most bicycle helmets made within the past decade do an excellent job of protecting riders. On the other hand, however, newer models of bike helmets have been designed to protect riders based […]

Non-Concussion Injuries in Football

Concussions have been getting most of the attention lately, when it comes to football injuries. It can be easy to forget that other types of football injuries can be very serious, and sometimes fatal. Traumatic injuries, such as spinal cord and knee injuries, are difficult to eliminate in contact sports, but can be minimized with […]

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) is a computer program used to assess cognitive function after possible concussion. It is not meant to be a stand-alone diagnostic tool, but as part of medical evaluation for signs and symptoms of brain injury. On August 22, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission […]

Athletes – Listen to Your Bodies: The Dangers of Ignoring a Concussion

  With the Rio games in full-swing, we should take a moment to discuss the dangers of concussions. Specifically, why so many athletes suffer from them and their impact on long term health. Concussion Science Concussions have been associated with several severe symptoms including: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Migraines Anxiety Depression Problems with cognitive processing Memory loss […]