Category: Traumatic Brain Injury

21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
long-term effects of multiple concussions
15 May 2023

Long-term effects of multiple concussions

The majority of people who suffer one mild to moderate concussion often heal within three months, but not everyone is so fortunate. Approximately 30% of people with concussions have lingering symptoms and the risk of long-term complications…
talk and die syndrome
03 Aug 2022
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Talk and Die Syndrome: When ‘Minor’ Head Injuries Turn Deadly

Talk and die syndrome is a term used to describe the phenomenon when someone sustains what seems to be a minor head injury, appears to be fine, and then suddenly dies.  Usually, it starts with someone hitting their head, and then they will…
09 Mar 2021
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Puddles and Rain: Make Them Go Away or Pay The Price

As one of the wettest states in the nation, Floridians are used to spontaneous rain and severe thunderstorms. It’s not uncommon to see puddles everywhere you go. While puddles may be fun to splash around in, they can turn into a premises liability…
16 Sep 2016
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Wellington Regional Medical Center v. Giovanni Pillonato:  A Win for Newborns Who Suffer Brain Injury During Delivery. 

The Fourth District’s recent decision in Wellington Regional Medical Center v. Giovanni Pillonato, 2016 WL 4548485 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 1, 2016), strikes a blow against the assault on the right of recovery for obstetrical patients whose newborn…
15 Jun 2016

Head Injuries Can Have Lasting and Life-Changing Effects

Collisions can cause serious injuries among drivers and passengers alike. Even accidents with only minor impact can result in serious head injury, especially in children. A recent accident on Florida’s business highway 98 sent two 10-year-old…
28 Oct 2014
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Cheerleading Injuries Lead the Pack in Sports Injuries for Young Athletes

For as long as there have been sports leagues for children and teens, there have been concerns about the effects of injuries on young athletes’ developing bodies. In recent years there has been more awareness about the possible long-term effects…
16 Sep 2014
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$70 Million NCAA Concussion Settlement for College Athletes

As part of an agreement to settle several consolidated class action head-injury lawsuits filed by its former players, the NCAA is paying $70 million for a medical monitoring program that will include medical testing and evaluation of current…