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High School Sports Brain Injury Prevention

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson talks of the growing concern about student athletes’ head injuries.

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm, a Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial law firm, produced and distributes The Law and You as a continuing public service to help Oregon families and consumers answer questions about our legal system and how it works for them. Each week, The Law and You spots are aired on KKNU, KMGE, KEUG, and KODZ in Eugene, Oregon. If you have suggestions of legal questions or topics you would like addressed by The Law and You, please visit our website at CorsonJohnsonLaw.com.

Following is the actual radio broadcast audio (in playable mp3 format) and the script from this broadcast of The Law and You.

Topic: Brain Injury Prevention (The Law and You Final Script-2009 in Eugene, OR)

Joel: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, you’ve represented people who have suffered brain injuries. I understand that there’s growing concern over student athletes’ head injuries.

Don: Joel, about 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries occur in our country each year. Too many are called concussions, but they actually can mean serious short-term and long-term brain damage to young athletes. Some schools prohibit an athlete who suffers a concussion from returning to the same game or even the sport without a proper evaluation. A proposed Oregon law requires interscholastic coaches to receive annual training to recognize symptoms and treat concussions. I encourage all coaches and parents to download a free copy of the Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports tool kit through a link on CorsonJohnsonLaw.com.

Joel: Thanks, Don. Please download Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports at CorsonJohnsonLaw.com. The Law and You is a public service and does not replace the advice of an attorney.

Make Sure Your Generic Drugs Have Updated Warnings

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson making listeners aware that some generic drugs do not have up-to-date warnings about side-effects.

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm, a Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial law firm, produced and distributes The Law and You as a continuing public service to help Oregon families and consumers answer questions about our legal system and how it works for them.  Each week, The Law and You spots are aired on KKNU, KMGE, KEUG, and KODZ in Eugene, Oregon.  If you have suggestions of legal questions or topics you would like addressed by The Law and You, please visit our website at CorsonJohnsonLaw.com.

Transcript

 
Topic: Generic Drugs (The Law and You Final Script-2008 in Eugene, OR)

Reporter:  This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Lara Johnson.  Lara, with the costs of medication rising, generic drugs seem like a great option.

Lara:  Joel, generics can literally be lifesavers to one’s health and one’s pocketbook.  However, generic drug manufacturers may not give the most up-to-date information about adverse reactions and side effects.  Patents on drugs last only a limited time before generics can copy their formulas.  During those initial years, the drug may have many reported side effects that were not included in the original instructions and warnings. How a drug affects people is not fully known at first, and any drug will likely need to have its warnings updated.  When you get a generic drug, be sure to ask your pharmacist if the instructions and warnings are up-to-date.  If not, ask where to obtain a current copy.

Joel:  Thanks, Lara.  If you have a legal question or would like to request a speaker for your group on The Law and You, visit CorsonJohnsonLaw.com. This is a community service and does not replace the advice of an attorney.

 

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