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Pedestrian Struck By Postal Van in San Diego

A 58-year-old pedestrian was struck and injured by a westbound postal truck on January 9, 2012, around 3:45 p.m. on Gramercy Drive at Sandrock Road in Serra Mesa. According to San Diego police, the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by the postal vehicle.

The victim suffered a broken leg, bleeding in the brain, and severe shoulder injury in this serious pedestrian accident. The victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Read the rest »

NFL Still Not Taking Concussions Seriously

For those of the San Diego Chargers fans that missed it‚ Chargers lineman Kris Dielman suffered a harrowing concussion after colliding with Jets linebacker Calvin Pace in the fourth quarter of SD’s October 23 loss to the Jets.  Moments after‚ he was seen struggling to return back to the huddle but still decided to stay in the game until it finished.

Kris Dielman ConcussionAccording to reports‚ Chargers personnel did not see Dielman staggering to the huddle‚ or else they would have pulled him aside. However‚ an official did. Unfortunately‚ that brush-off by the official almost cost Dielman his career. On the plane ride back to San Diego‚ Dielman suffered a seizure and was hospitalized. Read the rest »

The Hangover 2 Stunt Double Claims Accident Caused Brain Injuries

Hangover 2 Accident Stuntman Scott McLean‚ the stunt double for Ed Helms in The Hangover 2, is suing Warner Bros for an undisclosed amount for injuries he sustained during a high-speed stunt-gone-wrong during the filming last year in Bangkok‚ Thailand. McLean filed a lawsuit in California federal court on Tuesday‚ August 30th.

The stuntman claimed he was hurt during a stunt where he had to lean out of the window of a moving truck. According to McLean‚ another car involved in the stunt skidded out and crashed‚ resulting in a major collision. This was due to a last-minute change in timing by the stunt‚ which was the cause of the car accident. Read the rest »

UC San Diego Receives Brain Injury Grant from NFL

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego recently received a $100,000 grant from NFL Charities to study traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military personnel and will ultimately expand the study to include high school and college athletes.

The grant represents part of a total grant package to 16 different research institutions across the country totaling over $1.6 million for sports-related medical research.  More than $1 million of this research focuses on concussion prevention and treatment.

The National Football League has recently made a conscious decision to research and develop ways to prevent and treat the long-term effects of brain injuries‚ including dementia ad mental illness. Read the rest »

Long Term Brain Injury Symptoms in NFL Players | San Diego Brain Injury Lawyer Attorney

A recent self reporting study demonstrates that former NFL players aged 50 and over suffer from dementia related diagnosis at a rate five times the national average.  The study is so important that the NFL is now undertaking its’ own study of the long term affect of concussions and brain injuries on its’ players.

San Diego Child Suffers Head Injury in Hillcrest Car Accident

Date:  July 17‚ 2009

Location:  4000 Block of Sixth Avenue‚ San Diego‚ CA

Type:  Car Accident

Outcome:  Child suffers head and brain injury Read the rest »

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