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Effects of concussions could be long-term

Athletes in Florida face the risk of concussions during play. Physicians have traditionally considered this type of brain trauma to be a short-term injury, but a study has shown long-term impacts. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto compared MRI results between student athletes that had experienced a concussion and those who had not. Data […]

Brain Injuries|

Enzyme inhibitor may provide treatment option for TBIs

Florida residents may not be aware that traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of disability and death for Americans under the age of 45. As many as 5 million people in the United States struggle daily with chronic disabilities caused by a severe head trauma, and the annual cost of caring for them is […]

Brain Injuries|

New discovery may lead to better treatment of TBIs

Florida residents may be aware of the dangers associated with a traumatic brain injury. More than 2.5 million Americans face TBIs every year. Research into this issue has recently yielded results, and now a new form of medication delivery may lead to more positive outcomes for TBI sufferers across the U.S.

One of the problems with […]

Brain Injuries|

Even foreign cruise lines must adhere to U.S. disability laws

U.S. admiralty law covers more than just injuries at sea. In one case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a cruise line operating out of a U.S. port was held to legal standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd., was a case that the United […]

Maritime Accidents|

An owner’s responsibility to keep a backyard pool safe

During the summer months, many Florida residents enjoy entertaining in their backyard swimming pools. Owners have the responsibility to do what it takes to make their pools reasonably safe for others who visit them.

People who own pools should do several things to help protect their neighbors and gursts. They should make certain that they have […]

Premises Liability|