Catastrophic Injury

The Painful Side of Getting Your Head in the Game

By Lara Johnson Concussions and brain injuries have been a hot topic in professional and college sports lately with the majority of attention focused on the dangers suffered by the men who play football. Let’s just focus on college athletics. If you had to guess, which college athletes do you think have the highest rates […]

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Hospital Medication Error Causes Father’s Severe Brain Damage

A Lane County jury has assessed damages of $12.2 million against a hospital system and doctors that caused severe brain damage to a father of five by administering 18 times the prescribed dose of a heart medication. Lee Lyman, 56, of Springfield, was the victim of a drug medication error “of a magnitude never seen before” […]

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CDC Puts Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injury

Having represented people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) for many years, I respect the importance of rehabilitation. With evolving news about military veterans and certain athletes, everyone is becoming more aware of these issues. It’s a long road for many people, and we still have a long road ahead before TBI is fully understood. With […]

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