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Youth Football and Concussion Risk

  • October 19, 2017
  • Brain Injury
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Controversy is swirling these days around whether kids under the age of 12 should play tackle football. The dangers from repeated blows to a still-developing brain appear to be significant, especially when you consider that a child’s brain experiences crucial developmental changes between the ages of 10 and 12. Add to that fact the study
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The Danger from America’s Favorite Sport

  • September 15, 2017
  • Brain Injury
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Football surpassed other sports as our favorite pastime a few years back; estimates vary as to the actual percentages of those who call it their preferred sport to watch. Many of us who agree don’t understand why everyone doesn’t like football—it’s an exciting and dramatic sport, but it also includes technical rules for those who
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Alzheimer’s And Driving

  • December 11, 2014
  • Accidents
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Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 4 million Americans, including 70,000 Marylanders. It’s a progressive disease, one which in its early stages may not be evidenced in a decreased ability to safely navigate one’s own vehicle on the roads shared by others. Further complicating the picture is the typical pattern of “good days” and “bad days”
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Amusement Park Accidents Aren’t Amusing

  • August 18, 2014
  • Accidents
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On Sunday, August 10, two dozen roller coaster fans got more than they bargained for at Six Flags America, 30 miles southwest of Baltimore. They had purchased tickets to ride the Joker’s Jinx, a roller coaster that propels riders from zero to 60 mph in a little more than three seconds. But a computerized system
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NCAA Brain Injury Settlement

  • July 31, 2014
  • Accidents
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Just a week before the first game of the 2013 NFL season, a settlement was announced in the classs-action lawsuit for thousands of former professional football players who have brain damage and dementia from concussions suffered on the field. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Philadelphia granted preliminary approval of that settlement. Now, just
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Airborne Thrills And Spills

  • July 8, 2014
  • Accidents
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JetLev is one model of a relatively new type of recreational device, commonly known as a jet pack, that allows thrill-seekers to take flight. The jet packs, strapped over the shoulders and worn on the back, propel riders into the air with a stream of water. The equipment is tethered to a small, pilotless boat
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Move Over, Buster!

  • May 13, 2014
  • Accidents
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Maryland lawmakers have expanded the scope of the state’s “move-over law” to include tow trucks. Effective October 1, 2014, motorists must move over when they see a tow truck stopped on the side of the road with its lights flashing. If that is not possible, due to traffic in the adjacent lane, the driver must
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Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • March 24, 2014
  • Accidents
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a period during which research and advocacy organizations reach out to educate families and communities about brain injuries and to empower those whose lives have been drastically changed by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At the Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler, we know how traumatic a brain injury
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Reducing Sports-Related Brain Injuries

  • January 30, 2014
  • Brain Injury
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You’ll recall that only a week before the first game of the NFL 2013 season, a class-action settlement was announced which proposed a payout of $765 million dollars in settlements and medical care for NFL players who suffered brain injuries during their football career. The proposed settlement was designed to last at least 65 years.
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Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), known as concussions, have been linked to significant, long-term impairments. Anyone who has suffered head trauma will need immediate medical attention to determine the severity of the injuries and what types of treatment may be needed. If you have suffered a mild brain injury in a Baltimore car accident, it
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