There are a number of resources to consider in the wake of a traumatic brain injury in Florida. Consider these five aspects as you help a loved one cope with serious brain injury: 1. Medical specialists – Seek help from physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. This may include neurologists, surgeons and more. 2. Psychological and psychiatric care providers – Someone with a brain injury benefits from a
Google is investing a lot of time and money in auto-digital technologies, working toward making cars of the future a current-day reality. It has co-founded the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), an industry group that includes car manufacturers working to integrate computer technologies (specifically Android) into automotive systems. Car-Based Software and the Open Automotive Alliance By the end of the year, consumers will begin seeing more cars on
Orphan drugs are those that the federal government approves for use in the treatment of rare diseases that affect less than 200,000 people. New medications that treat rare forms of cancer or rare cancer-related symptoms are hitting the market all the time, despite their lack of clinical trials, a study published by Harvard researchers in 2011 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. The Orphan Drug Act of 1983 In 1983, the Orphan
Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranks cars according to safety features and publishes its findings in a list, “Top Safety Picks,” a ranking that automakers covet. This year, it has toughened its standards in an attempt to get more auto manufacturers to begin using new safety technologies that will prevent crashes. The IIHS is Toughening Safety Standards The IIHS recognizes the importance of implementing accident avoi
February 12, 2014 – Toyota announced a global recall of all 2010 to 2014 Prius models due to a potentially dangerous software glitch. The problem lies with the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software in the Prius models. Software glitches could cause overheating, which in turn can cause the car to enter failsafe mode. In failsafe mode, the car’s power is reduced so the driver can pull over, but can do little more. Toyota expla
Many who’ve suffered even mild brain injuries in traumatic accidents experience cognitive symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is memory problems. Having memory problems can create stress, anxiety, and is simply frustrating. Victims and their families might consider working with a memory specialist, such as a speech therapist or a neuro-recovery professional. Tips for Coping with Memory Problems after an Accident Many brain injury patients h
In 2009, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) launched an initiative to bring sophisticated computer technologies into vehicles. The program, called IntelliDrive, is now in its pilot phase, and we may soon begin to see more IntelliDrive-equipped vehicles on the road. What is IntelliDrive? IntelliDrive is a suite of computer technologies and software applications that aim to improve safety and mobility. It provides vehicles with wireless comm
A recent Texas DUI manslaughter verdict has victim advocates concerned that wealth may increasingly be used as a legal defense for negligence. The verdict arose from the trial of Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old boy who killed four people and injured two in a drunk driving crash on June 15, 2013. Couch’s defense attorney successfully argued the teen’s wealthy upbringing absolved him of guilt because Couch’s parents had never taught him to be accountabl
The use of social media content as evidence in legal cases has increased over the years. With millions of Americans making status updates, uploading media and checking in at locations via smartphones, tablets and computers, it’s easy to track a social media user’s life just by visiting his or her profile. When our clients have personal injury cases in progress, we caution them to watch what they post to their Facebook, Twitter and oth
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