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  • What You Should Look For In a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde || 17-May-2016

    After suffering a traumatic brain injury, knowing who you can turn to for help could be the biggest difference between you living comfortably or you struggling to get by each day. But who do you lean on for legal support? You probably know you need to file a lawsuit against the liable party for full compensation but how can you identify a great traumatic brain injury attorney in the multitude of ...
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  • Head Injuries Suffered in San Jose Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Aug-2014

    Two pickup trucks traveling about 40 mph collided head-on resulting in major head injuries to one of the drivers. According to a news report in San Jose Mercury News, the car accident occurred on Marsh Creek Road west of Morgan Territory Road in Clayton. Officials say a Chevy S-10 drifted into the eastbound lanes before striking a Chevy 1500. The driver of the S-10 may not have been wearing a ...
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  • Seeking Compensation for Fireworks-Related Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 7-Jul-2014

    Some fireworks are legal in San Jose, but all fireworks can be dangerous. Even sparklers that are marketed for children can cause devastating burn injuries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were eight deaths and about 11,400 injuries reported as a result of fireworks in the year 2013. That is a considerable increase from the 8,700 injuries reported in 2012. About ...
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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Mar-2014

    March is brain injury awareness month. This is a good time for all of us to review and reflect on how brain injury occurs and how it can affect the lives of not just the injured victims, but also their families. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a blow, bump, or jolt to the head that affects the way the brain functions. According to The Brain Injury Association, about 2.4 million ...
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  • What is the Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Jul-2013

    A traumatic brain injury occurs when an injury to the brain results from internal damage, a loss of oxygen, or a sudden impact. TBIs often result in permanent symptoms that affect the victim physically, emotionally, and intellectually. These long-term effects can result in life-changing emotional and financial burdens that have an impact not only on the life of the victim, but also on the lives of ...
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  • PET Scan Technology Offers New Hope For Diagnosing Chronic Brain Trauma

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 31-Jan-2013

    A brain-imaging technique developed by researchers at UCLA recently may hold the key to diagnosing patients with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition that results from multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBI) over a period of time, according to a recent report in Medical News Today. The technique uses PET scans to identify the presence of unusual tau proteins inside the brain. The ...
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  • Study Questions Whether Patients With Mild Tbis Need Repeated Ct Scans

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Jan-2013

    A study published in the January issue of Neurosurgery questions whether patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that don’t cause bleeding within the skull need more than one CT scan during the course of their treatment. Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious disabilities or even death, which is why so many experienced TBI victim lawyers take even mild head injuries seriously. ...
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  • Advocacy Group Calls For Start Of Hit Count To Prevent Brain Injuries In Young Athletes

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Feb-2012

    The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a Boston-based sports advocacy group seeking injury prevention and education for athletes of all ages, announced on February 3 that it is calling for a hit count to be put in place for children playing contact sports. According to The Huffington Post, this hit count would keep track of how many times each player comes in hard contact with another and set a limit ...
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  • Understanding Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Dec-2011

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from any accident or injury in which the head hits or is hit by another object. While many people are aware of the physical and intellectual symptoms that can accompany a TBI, fewer know that depression is a common condition caused or related to TBI – and that it can be just as debilitating as other TBI-related conditions. According to the Agency ...
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  • Study Finds Oxygen Plays Large Role In Traumatic Brain Injury Effects

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Nov-2011

    The greatest factor in the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be something that is all around us: oxygen. A new study published in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, has found that a lack of oxygen supply to brain tissue, or brain hypoxia, rendered vulnerable after a TBI is a major factor in the occurrence of death or severe disability. Although ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Life-altering Consequences

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Aug-2011

    Any accident in which a person’s head is injured may produce a traumatic brain injury. The most common type of traumatic brain injury is concussion, which occurs when a blow to the head bruises the brain. Skull fractures, jaw injuries, and objects that pierce the skull or brain may also cause traumatic brain injuries. Even a mild traumatic brain injury needs immediate medical care in order ...
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  • Usher's Stepson Declared Brain Dead from Inner Tube-Watercraft Collision

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Jul-2011

    The 11-year-old stepson of R&B singer Usher Raymond suffered a traumatic brain injury from a collision with a personal watercraft while floating on an inner tube which has resulted in him being declared brain dead. The accident occurred on July 6 on Lake Lanier in Georgia while the boy and his friends were enjoying a day at the lake, according to Reuters. While exact details of the crash have ...
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  • Causes And Consequences Of Suffering A San Jose Brain Injury

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-May-2011

    Brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose and can permanently alter the lives of its victims, physically, mentally, and emotionally since the brain is a highly complex and integral part of the body’s daily functioning. Unfortunately, it is also vulnerable. Although the brain can construct new neural connections to take over destroyed ones, many San Jose brain injury victims will never ...
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