Navigation Links
Snowboarding Accident Provides Tragic Reminder of Serious Risk of Brain Injuries in Athletic and Occupational Environments

Renowned brain injury attorney, Cliff Blackman, stresses importance of greater awareness of brain injuries and serious lifelong implications for victims

San Francisco, CA (Lexis Nexis) January 14, 2010 -- The tragic accident that occurred on New Year's Day, in which top-ranked American snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered a severe brain injury during training for the Olympic qualifying events, should serve as a poignant reminder of the serious risks of brain injuries in everyday environments, according to renowned brain injury lawyer Clifford A. Blackman.

Pearce was injured when he hit his head during a training run in Park City, Utah. The 22 year-old from Vermont is a top-ranked snowboarder in the halfpipe event and is considered to be one of America's top athletes in the sport. He sustained a "severe, traumatic brain injury," according to the physicians caring for him at the University of Utah Hospital's intensive care unit, and is currently in stable condition.

"There are obviously a large number of veterans returning from military conflicts abroad with serious brain injuries, but this tragic accident illustrates that brain injuries also occur in a wide range of accidents in various recreational and occupational environments as well," said Blackman, founder and chief executive officer of Blackman Legal Group, a nationwide brain injury law firm. "Anyone who has a friend or loved one who has suffered a brain injury needs to be aware of the serious, lifelong implications of these traumatic injuries. In the rare event that the injury was the result of someone else's negligence or if there is a dispute regarding insurance coverage, these families need to take careful consideration of their rights."

According to Blackman, brain injuries differ from other sorts of personal injuries in a few important ways. First of all, they are typically permanent because relatively few of these injuries completely heal. Second, they often involve lifetime economic losses since it's unlikely that the accident victim will be able to return to a high-functioning job. Third, they frequently require long-term assistance as most individuals with brain injuries will need therapy or even permanent medical care for the remainder of their lives.

"Based on our substantial experience with these unique cases, our traumatic brain injury attorneys work with medical specialists and rehabilitation experts from around the country to gain a clear understanding of the extent of a client's brain injury and the effect it will have on their families," explained Blackman. "Our firm has a track record of substantial financial settlements for those who have suffered closed head injuries or traumatic brain injuries."

For more information about the Blackman Legal Group, please visit or call 866.528.8115.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Shaklee Partners With U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding in Preparation for the 2010 Games in Vancouver
2. Accident Fund Will Make Board of Water & Lights Ottawa Street Station Power Plant in Lansing Its New National Headquarters
3. Americans Pessimistic View of Accident Prevention Poses Hurdle to Reducing Injuries, Survey Says
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Awards Grant to Reduce Accidental Infant Suffocations in Wayne County
5. The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Paraplegic, a Victim of Accidental Shooting
6. Joint Commission Alert Shines Light on Preventing MRI Accidents, Injuries
7. Accident Fund Names General Agency Company its 2007 Agency of the Year
8. Accident Fund Honors Crissie Insurance Group with Its Presidents Club Award
9. Accident Fund Honors Serpe Insurance Agency with its Presidents Club Award
10. Accident Fund Recognizes Clark Construction Co. for 2 Million Hours without a Lost-Time Injury
11. Drivewear(R) Technology Helps Combat Growing Percentage of Traffic Accidents Caused by Driving Distractions
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo region. Using the Ocean Platform, ... Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record (EMR) without the need for ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... of workshops to discuss bioavailability and the need to integrate dose form selection ... in collaboration with OBN, the membership organization supporting and bringing together the UK’s ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... PRMA Plastic ... November 19, 2015, our surgeons performed their 6,000th free flap breast reconstruction surgery! , ... wake up every day excited to rebuild lives and it’s an honor to have ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios brings Final ... ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with 30 all-new vintage-inspired designs, ... giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs quickly and easily, all ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the ... to improve system efficiency and reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based ... system avoids locking itself into a specific piece of software for many key components ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... European Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: ... Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities"  report to their ... has announced the addition of the  ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type ... Pharmaceutical Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application ... Forecast to 2020" report to their ... announced the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced the ... the United States (U.S.) Food and ... to Humira ® (adalimumab). Amgen believes this submission ... FDA and represents Amgen,s first BLA submission using the ... M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: