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Category: Brain Injury

Repeated Head Injuries and CTE

Published on Mar 23, 2021 in Brain Injury.

While anyone can end up in a situation where they sustain a head injury, certain individuals are more likely to be affected by repeated head injuries. If you play sports or follow any sports teams, you’re likely aware of how serious of an issue concussions are. Even with protective headgear, the brain can still sustain […]

How a Brain Injury Can Affect a Person’s Life

Published on Oct 16, 2020 in Brain Injury.

Any kind of physical injury can have an impact on a person’s life. Bruises, sprains, and broken bones to any body part can be painful and take time to heal. However, those types of injuries are likely to eventually heal and allow you to get back to your normal life. But a brain injury might […]

Advancements in TBI Testing Prove Promising

Published on Mar 22, 2019 in Brain Injury.

The Law Office of Mike Campbell has joined forces with Thomas Law Offices as of September 1st, 2020. Click here for details. One of the most difficult things to prove in any type of personal injury case is that my client has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially when the “expected” signs and symptoms […]

Football Isn’t the Only Sport Where Players Get Concussions

Published on Apr 3, 2018 in Brain Injury.

Many people associate football with concussions, and how couldn’t they? The entire game is focused on tackling players. While the N.F.L.’s research that downplays the occurrence of concussions has earned plenty of scrutiny, people are at least aware of the connection between this sport and head injuries. The impact from tackling in football can cause […]

The Difference Between a TBI and a Concussion

Published on Dec 15, 2016 in Brain Injury.

The brain is one of the most fragile areas of the body. Any injuries it sustains can lead to serious, lifelong complications. Extremely serious brain injuries, often referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are usually caused by trauma that results in unconsciousness. There’s another type of brain injury that’s slightly less severe and therefore […]

N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research Potentially Tied to the Tobacco Industry

Published on Mar 28, 2016 in Brain Injury.

For the last 13 years, the National Football League has stood behind the league committee’s research papers that downplayed the news headlines claiming that a frightening number of players went into retirement early after experiencing concussions and other brain injuries like chronic traumatic encephalopathy—a type of degenerative brain disease. Despite physician criticism years after the […]

Concussion Litigation Increases Protection of Student Athletes

Published on Jan 18, 2016 in Brain Injury.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has released a report titled Concussions and the Courthouse that describes the dramatic and powerful effect the law has had on how coaches and administrators handle athletes with concussion injuries.  To accompany the report, AAJ is also launching the new interactive website http://concussion.justice.org/.  It has long been known through […]

Recent Study Finds CTE Present in the Brains of 96% of Deceased NFL Players

Published on Oct 16, 2015 in Brain Injury.

Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University have recently released the results of a $1 million study, paid for by the NFL, conducted on the brains of deceased professional football players.  The study identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 96 percent of NFL players’ brains examined, indicating that there is a link […]

Mayo Clinic Studies Promising Sideline Concussion Test

Published on Aug 13, 2014 in Brain Injury.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have been studying a test that can be used to test athletes with head impacts during a game. Called the King-Devick test, it measures rapid eye movement and attention – both of which are affected by concussions. Athletes are first given a baseline test at the beginning of a season […]

Impact of Concussions Extends to Baseball

Published on Dec 25, 2013 in Brain Injury.

There has been much news lately about the damaging effects of concussions endured by football players. But new reports have shown the problem is afflicting baseball players as well. Major League Baseball (MLB) is reporting its first official case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The player was Ryan Freel, who committed suicide in December 2012. […]

Will the NFL Concussion Settlement Help Younger Players?

Published on Oct 28, 2013 in Brain Injury.

This summer, the National Football League (NFL) agreed to a settlement with retired players concerning the costs of on-the-job injuries, largely from repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by about 4,000 retired players, alleged the NFL wasn’t truthful with players about the long-term dangers of head injuries. The NFL did not admit to any fault in […]

Lawyers in NFL Brain-injury Suits Go Before Judge

Published on Apr 22, 2013 in Brain Injury.

If you think that injuries are just part of a football player’s job, then you need to hear arguments from David Frederick, a lawyer representing players in a suit against the NFL. According to Frederick, there is much more to concussion-related brain injuries than the public knows. That’s because the NFL purposefully hid the facts […]

Study: Traumatic Brain Injury Remains Number-One Risk Factor for Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Published on Feb 27, 2013 in Brain Injury.

The number-one risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older patients is suffering one or more traumatic brain injuries (TBI) within his or her lifetime, according to a recent study published in JAMA Neurology. Traumatic brain injury results from any accident or event that causes damage to the brain. Concussions, which involve bruising of […]

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Multiple Injuries and Casualties

An Amtrak train carrying 275 passengers derailed in Missouri on Monday, June 27, 2022. The passenger train was on a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago and was also carrying 12 crew members when it was hit by a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Uncontrolled crossings do not have any warning lights or motion […]

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When Should I Use My Hazard Lights?

Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle.  Instead, […]

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What Are Telltale Signs of Malnutrition in Nursing Home Residents?

No one wants to send their elderly or incapacitated loved one away to live in a nursing home. Most family members would find a way to take care of their loved ones themselves at home if they thought they could give them the adequate care they needed. That’s not feasible for many families, though.   Why […]

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