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Tire tread separation blamed for death on I-20 in Douglas County

This afternoon in Douglas County, my former home, a 2001 Ford Explorer crashed due to tread separation on a tire and predictable driver reaction to that event. The 39 year old driver from Austell was killed.
Tire failure is a well known cause of fatal crashes. Some time back I made the joint damages presentation for … Continue Reading

Researchers find possible path to regeneration of injured spinal cords

It’s a long way from experiments with lab mice to clinical treatment of humans, and as a Georgia trial attorney in Atlanta, I only represent human spinal cord injury survivors.
However, it is interesting to observe progress in animal experiments that may someday carry over to treatment of humans.
According to an article published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers … Continue Reading

Ms. Wheelchair America

The word on the extended family grapevine tonight is that my wife’s cousin’s daughter, Alex McArthur, a recent Davidson College graduate, has been named Ms. Wheelchair America for the coming year. She has been in a wheelchair three years due to muscular dystrophy.
Last year, one of our clients, Alyson Roth, a spinal cord injury survivor, … Continue Reading

Concussion syndrome may mimic Lou Gehrig’s Disease

For an attorney handling Georgia brain injury cases, the difficulty of sorting out causes and effects is both frustrating and fascinating. Now there is a study reporting that head trauma may produce a motor neuron disease syndrome that looks like ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In fact, the researchers hypothesize … Continue Reading

“Take me to Grady” – trauma center care reduces rate of paralysis after spinal cord injury

If you ever suffer a major injury in metro Atlanta and are still able to talk, remember to say, "take me to Grady."  This is important because treatment at  a Level 1 trauma center significantly improves prospects of successful outcome. A recent article on "The Effects of Trauma Center Care, Admission Volume, and Surgical Volume … Continue Reading

Spinal cord injury treatments suggested in recent research

Spinal cord injury survivors may someday have more hope for functional recovery. An article in Brain by James Fawcett at Cambridge University summarizes research papers reporting functional recovery following a variety of treatments. These have included interventions that affect myelin inhibitory molecules and their receptors, or inhibitory chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans, and treatments in which the … Continue Reading

MV-1 is first factory built car for wheelchair access

Survivors of spinal cord injury face life-long problems with mobility.  As an attorney representing spinal cord injury survivors, I have often addressed needs for adapted vehicles in life care plans. Now there is news of the first factory-built, wheelchair accessible car – the MV-1 – which is a milestone for the 14 million American adults … Continue Reading

BP suit filed by Georgia owners of Florida property

Class action against BP filed in federal court in Atlanta.
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Attacks on tort responsibility may have less political traction in light of BP oil spill

BP oil spill puts “tort reform” in a different political light.
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Victims of drunk driving can seek justice in civil lawsuits

Drunk drivers may be held financially accountable for injury or wrongful death.
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