A mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from any type of damage to the cranium. A mild TBI is no different from a concussion, and the terms are interchangeable. The most common causes of ER visits for TBI are falls, blunt trauma to the head, car wrecks, and assaults.
Symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- Memory loss
- Dizziness/loss of balance
- Visual disturbances
- Irritability/emotional disturbances
- Poor attention/trouble with concentration
Litigating mild TBI cases can be a challenge. For starters, many TBI injuries are often overlooked because patients seem to make a complete recovery. However, many of the longterm consequences of mild TBI can take months or even years to manifest, making it difficult to attribute the symptoms to a prior brain trauma.
While tough to litigate mild TBI cases, it’s not impossible. An argument for causation, prognosis, and future medical expenses can be made. This requires using the latest literature, clinical proof such as PET and SPECT brain scans, and expert testimony to prove to the jury that an invisible injury has occurred.
Questions about a possible mild traumatic brain injury case? Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.
What is legal malpractice? How do I know if I have a legal malpractice case?
Simply put, legal malpractice occurs when an attorney handles a case improperly or with intent to harm and cause damages to a client. Legal malpractice includes negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
Exact definitions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but you generally need to prove four elements in order to successfully pursue a legal malpractice claim:
- The existence of an attorney-client relationship, creating a duty on the part of the attorney;
- a breach of that duty;
- injury or harm caused by the breach of duty; and
- significant financial loss or damages due to the injury or harm.
A successful legal malpractice case must prove that the attorney’s actions were the result of errors that no reasonable or prudent attorney would make. Furthermore, legal malpractice requires proof of what would have happened had the attorney not been negligent. It must be clear that the injured party would have prevailed in their case had the attorney done his or her job.
Questions about a possible legal malpractice case? Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.
Fiat Chrysler is at the center of the latest emissions scandal after researchers in both Europe and the U.S. found that Fiat Chrysler’s diesel vehicles produced curiously higher pollution levels during normal driving than during emissions tests. Research suggests that there is significant evidence that the company employed a defeat device, often used to help a vehicle pass emissions tests.
Fiat Chrysler is currently in talks with the U.S. Justice Department to settle the lawsuit, and it has agreed to modify 100,000 vehicles to appease the EPA and the Justice Department.
Affected models are 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles.
It is currently unclear whether the settlement will reach Volkswagen-level damages, but it is thought that the settlement will be significant, given the number of vehicles affected.
If you own one of the affected vehicles and want to pursue a depreciation claim, please email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.
Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating claims against Roundup (glyphosate), a weed and grass killer declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “probable human carcinogen.”
Multiple studies have suggested a link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Other reported complications include:
- birth defects
- kidney disease
- other cancers
Farmers and landscapers may be especially at risk.
Glyphosate, which is the main active ingredient in Roundup and many other products, is the most widely used chemical in agriculture. It has been found in urine, breastmilk, and blood samples, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t test for it among the pesticides it monitors in food supplies.
Glyphosate is also used to quicken the drying process on wheat and oats. Other affected crops may include lentils, peas, corn, potatoes, sunflowers, and soybeans.
Monsanto, who in 2015 earned $4.8 billion in Roundup sales alone, is currently being sued for claiming glyphosate isn’t harmful to people or pets.
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Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating claims against heater-cooler devices, used to warm or cool a patient during certain open heart surgeries. These devices have been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). The most common of these devices is the Stockert 3T, although there are others on the market.
Surgeries that may call for a heater-cooler device include:
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant
Heart valve replacement
Pulmonary artery banding
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
NTM infections are very slow-growing, and it is possible to develop symptoms months or years after surgery. Symptoms of a current NTM infection may include:
These devices use water tanks to control the temperature of heating and cooling blankets placed on the patient. Due to a design flaw, the cleaning, disinfecting, and drying processes of these devices can lead to contaminated water, which can reach the patient and other surfaces when released via the device’s exhaust vent.
FDA reports show that Sorin, the manufacturer of the Stockert 3T, was aware of the potential risk of severe infections as early as 2014, yet failed to implement design changes that would correct this flaw.
NTM infections caused by heater-cooler devices can be severe, so it is important to contact your primary care doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms following an open-heart surgery.
To discuss your heater-cooler lawsuit, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.