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All Posts in Category: brain injury


Common Symptoms of Concussions

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 11 Mar, 2016

One of the most dangerous things about concussions is that many people do not know they are suffering with one. The symptoms of a concussion can be so subtle that they are missed, even by medical professionals. Knowing the symptoms can help save your life after you have received a head injury on the jobsite.

Common Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion are headache, confusion and loss of memory. In the case of a concussion, the loss of memory is typically regarding the event that immediately led to the head injury.

Other signs and symptoms include dizziness, vomiting, nausea, … Read More


Sports Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries: Cause for Concern

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 04 Dec, 2014

370098_mri_head_scanHead injuries are very common in motor vehicle crashes and in situations where someone falls down. Sports accidents and violence are also top causes of brain injury.  In many situations, someone can be sued after a brain injury happens. This may be a negligent driver, a property owner who provides inadequate security, a school whose sports coach doesn’t follow concussion protocol, or anyone else who is responsible for causing head trauma.

When a victim suffers losses, the victim or his family members can pursue a damage claim against those responsible.  While plaintiffs should be “made… Read More


Bill on Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Passed by Senate

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 25 Jul, 2014

traumatic-brain-injuryThe Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014, S. 2539, has been unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee (HELP Committee). The Hill reports that the Committee approved the bipartisan Act this July along with five other public health bills.

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act is intended to improve care for traumatic brain injury victims. According to the Senate Newsroom, the bill will help TBI victims by “supporting a variety of activities related to TBI at several agencies within the Department of Health and Human… Read More


Facts of a Thought Provoking Case Outlined and NFL Team Pays Tribute to Inspirational Former Player

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 02 May, 2012

Education SeriesEscorted from the airport two days in a row for erratic and highly disruptive public behavior, a young woman was taken into custody on the second day for her actions. At the time she was 21 and in college, and had been involved in a serious auto accident the previous year, which either caused or exacerbated an existing mental condition–bipolar disorder. Upon being arrested, the young woman’s mental state was called into question. Despite having spoken to the young woman’s stepfather and mother by phone, both of which disclosed her psychiatric illness, the arresting officer… Read More


Verdict Returned in Favor of Woman Who Suffered Brain Damage After Doctor Overprescribed Methadone

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 16 Apr, 2012

MethadoneOver on the South Carolina Child Injury Lawyer Blog, your Charleston, SC lawyers at Howell and Christmas, LLC have been discussing pharmacy errors and resulting serious injuries and deaths from those errors. Recently your Charleston personal injury attorney read about a lawsuit in which a jury will decide if a woman is unable to work because she stopped breathing and suffered brain damage resulting from oxygen deprivation after a physician allegedly over prescribed methadone for pain or whether her injury stemmed from other medical conditions. The 59-year-old woman sued the physician … Read More


Recap and Updates in San Fran Baseball Fan Case as Dodgers Seek Buyer and Exit Bankruptcy

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 29 Feb, 2012

Business LawIn May of this past year your lawyers in Charleston at Howell and Christmas, LLC posted several entries (found at the end of this post) covering a baseball fan that was nearly beaten to death after an attack by supporters of the opposing team. Now, a highly interesting legal twist has been added to the incident as the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks to sell the team and exit bankruptcy by April 30, 2012.

To recap, a San Francisco Giants fan visiting Los Angeles for the opening day matchup with the Dodgers was attacked by hometown supporters after a narrow 2-1 Dodgers win. The beat down left the Giants’… Read More


Former NFL Players File Head Trauma Suits Against League

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 14 Feb, 2012

FootballBeing huge sports fans, your South Carolina injury attorneys at Howell and Christmas, LLC have posted numerous blog entries on various issues surrounding the sporting world. Despite its recent entry into the off season, the National Football League (NFL) remains a point of interest as College Stars ready themselves for the draft and questions about Peyton Manning’s future attempt to be answered, but of most importance to your lawyers in Charleston is the growing number of head trauma lawsuits being filed by former NFL players against the League.

Last week a panel of judges ruled that… Read More


Halloween Extravaganza Ends in Drunk Driving Accident and Tree Lined Medians Claim Another Life

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 31 Oct, 2011

Jack-O'-LanternOver on the Howell and Christmas, LLC Child Injury Lawyer Blog your attorneys in Charleston posted an entry that gave some quick tips for parents to help prevent child injuries while there out Trick-or-Treating this Halloween. However, this past week in Charleston there has already been a serious accident surrounding the spooky holiday involving two adult men.

Early this past Sunday morning, around 3:00 a.m., at the elaborate extravaganza known as Skinful Halloween a 25-year-old James Island father suffered several broken bones and a serious brain injury that has left him in a coma after … Read More


South Carolina High School Football Preview: The Hardest Hitting Player in the Preseason is the Heat

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 08 Aug, 2011

FootballWhile watching Sportscenter this morning before coming into the Mt. Pleasant office of Howell and Christmas, LLC, your Charleston car accident lawyers saw ESPN’s College Football Analyst, Jesse Palmer, talk with the new head coach of the Florida Gators, Will Muschamp. One aspect of the conversation that caught our attention was that of the health and safety of the players during preseason training. It goes without saying that heat indexes over 100 degrees are not conducive to intense football practices. Furthermore, such extreme physical activity in the Southeast’s extreme… Read More


Weekend Wrecks and Tragedies Prompt Discussion of Seat Belts

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 08 Jun, 2011

Stop Fasten Seat BeltThis week, in Monday’s and Tuesday’s publications, the Post and Courier outlined two fatal automobile accidents that occurred over the hot, dry weekend in South Carolina. Your Charleston wrongful death attorneys note in the reports the absence of a seat belt in one of the incidents, while in the other, proper precautions were taken, and in accordance with South Carolina Law, seat belts were worn. But, sadly, even when safety and the law were observed, there was still a death in a two-vehicle car accident in Berkeley County.

This accident occurred Saturday morning, between 10 and… Read More