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Women’s Soccer League Admits It Mishandled Player’s Concussion

By Mark Favaloro, Virginia (VA) Brain Injury Attorney

Earlier this month the National Women’s Soccer League did a surprising thing; it admitted that it made a mistake when dealing with an athlete’s recent head injury. The statement issued by the NWSL involved a blow to the head suffered by Western New York Flash player, Abby Wambach. Wambach was hit directly in the head by a fast moving soccer ball on April 20th and many wondered at the time whether she suffered a concussion. For 11 days after, the team denied there was any trouble or that it had ever done anything incorrectly.

Finally, at the beginning of the month, the group admitted that Wambach did in fact sustain a concussion. The NWSL also copped to the fact that the league made a mistake by not having medical personnel come onto the field and examine Wambach immediately after the incident. The NWSL said it would use this episode as a learning opportunity to better educate officials and players about the risks posed by head injures.

Though the NWSL agreed it made a mistake on the field, it said team doctors took proper care when Wambach returned to the locker-room. After she was done showering, a doctor and a trainer examined her and determined she had symptoms of a concussion. When she arrived home she was monitored daily by doctors and continued showing concussion symptoms for another four days until her baseline concussion test results matched those from two years ago.

At that point, Wambach was allowed to start her return to play procedures which require a week of gradual increases in training. She is now back to playing and appears to be fine.

Experts say the decision by the NWSL to admit to a mistake is important and hope that it sets a positive tone for other athletic organizations, especially those like soccer with a substantial number of female players. Previous studies have found that girls suffer concussions at a higher rate than boys and recover more slowly from head injuries.

Though everyone knows that professional athletes are at special risk for suffering traumatic brain injuries, especially concussions, the fact is even ordinary people suffer serious head trauma in certain cases. Car crashes are one common situation where average people are at risk for a TBI. If you’ve suffered such an injury and have questions about how to move forward, it’s important to reach out to an experienced Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney who has experience handling such cases. My firm has successfully settled numerous cases for people who have suffered a debilitating brain injury.

In one case, my firm was able to secure a $21 million settlement for the family of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury after his family’s car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer while stopped at a red light. Though the money does not come close to healing the pain suffered by the family, it will allow them to get back on their feet and out from under their enormous medical bills.

If you, or someone you love, have suffered a traumatic brain injury you likely are worried about what to do next. You might be wondering about possible long-term damage from TBI, the impact of a diagnosis on your case and what things you need to prove to successfully prosecute a head injury case. For answers to these questions and many more, check out my firm’s FAQs regarding brain injuries where our attorneys answer important questions about brain injury related claims for compensation.

Here’s a video where one of our attorneys, Mark Favaloro, discusses the dangers of closed head injuries such as concussions:

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Neurologist Organization Issues New Guidelines Concerning Concussions

By Mark FavaloroVA Brain Injury Attorney

What Happened:

The American Academy of Neurology recent issued guidelines that outlined how players should be treated in the event of an injury on the field. The new action plan is fairly simple: if there’s a problem, or even a potential problem, remove the player from the game immediately.

The rules state the obvious, that it’s far better to take a player out of the game after a head injury if a concussion cannot definitively be ruled out then it is to take a chance and potentially place that player at risk of sustaining a second, potentially deadly injury.

The organization recommended that state and local legislators take action to implement legislation that would minimize the occurrence of such sports-related injuries given the life-long harm they can cause. The recommendations go even further, saying that state health department should create sports concussion registries that contain medical records of those athletes who have been diagnosed with concussion so doctors can learn more about their long-term impact on brain functioning.

The AAN has also said that coaches should be given training to learn to spot signs of concussions. Coaches should be trained to give memory tests rather than simply looking for signs of dizziness and nausea, which are often not present in concussion cases.

Virginia legislators have taken some action on the subject already, with current law requiring that both parents and student athletes participate in concussion education in public schools throughout the state. Legislators have proposed another bill that is currently before the General Assembly which would require youth sports leagues to implement polices that train parents and young athletes to identify symptoms of concussions.

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, it is important that those suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. Children especially should be taken to see their primary care physician and not allowed to return to their sport until they’ve been given the go ahead by a skilled doctor.

If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Helpful Info: 

If you have a child that’s suffered a traumatic brain injury, whether on the field or as a result of a car accident, it’s critical that you speak with an experienced Virginia injury attorney. Our firm has successfully handled several cases involving children and traumatic brain injuries, securing sizable settlements that help families get on their feet again following a devastating brain injury.

One such case involved a boy from Virginia Beach who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury after being hit by a drunk driver. The young boy had headaches as well as other common symptoms of concussions and our firm was able to ensure that the boy and his family got the money they needed to put their lives back together.

Got Questions? 

If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury you likely are worried and full of a million questions. You might be wondering about possible long-term damage from TBI or what things you need to prove to successfully prosecute a head injury case. For those answers and many more, check out my firm’s FAQs regarding brain injuries where our attorneys answer important questions about brain injury related claims for compensation.

Here’s a video explaining the dangers of head injuries:

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


Virginia Legislators Take Steps To Protect Student Athletes

By Randy Appleton, VA Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

What Happened:

Given the recent national attention surrounding the dangers of concussions, especially those in young athletes, it’s good to hear that elected officials and school administrators in Virginia are taking action. Numbers from the CDC back up the claim that serious concussions are occurring more often than in the past. The data shows that sports-related traumatic brain injuries have increased by 62% in just over a decade among those athletes under 19.

Such a huge increase helps explain recent action taken by politicians. For instance, Virginia law now says that both parents and student athletes must participate in concussion education in public schools throughout the state. Legislators have proposed another bill that is currently before the General Assembly which would require youth sports leagues to implement polices that train parents and young athletes to identify symptoms of concussions.

Parents are being told to look out for less obvious signs such as headaches, dizziness and sensitivity to light. More serious symptoms like sleepiness or memory loss can follow down the road. Parents are also being told that concussions can take many different forms and often manifest themselves differently in each person. One common misconception is that all athletes are knocked out by a concussion. That’s flatly untrue and the fact is that most athletes that sustain concussions never go unconscious.

One of the most important tips that Virginia public schools are trying to impress upon student athletes and parents alike is that once a child sustains a knock on the head they should immediately leave the game, not try to dust themselves off and get back in. Research shows that college-aged athletes take between five and 10 days to fully recover from minor concussions. Younger athletes take even longer, potentially up to 30 days.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, it is important that those suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. Children especially should be taken to see their primary care physician and not allowed to return to their athletics until they’ve been given the go ahead by a doctor.

If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Helpful Info:

If you have a child that’s suffered a traumatic brain injury, whether on the field or as a result of a car accident, it’s critical that you speak with an experienced Virginia injury attorney. Our firm has successfully handled several cases involving children and traumatic brain injuries, securing sizable settlements that help families get on their feet again following a devastating brain injury.

One such case involved a boy from Virginia Beach who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury after being hit by a drunk driver. The young boy had headaches as well as other common symptoms of concussions and our firm was able to ensure that the boy and his family got the money they needed to put their lives back together.

Got Questions?

If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury you likely are worried and full of a million questions. You might be wondering about possible long-term damage from TBI, the impact of a diagnosis on your case and what things you need to prove to successfully prosecute a head injury case.

For those answers and many more, check out our firm’s FAQs regarding brain injuries where our attorneys answer important questions about brain injury related claims for compensation.

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


Scientists Discover Brain “Potholes” In Those With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By Rick Shapiro, VA Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

What Happened:

A recent study found that American troops coming home from combat duty overseas with mild traumatic brain injuries have detectable abnormalities in their brains. The abnormalities are being described by scientists as dips in the white matter of their brains, a kind of visible pothole.

The importance of traumatic brain injuries and their long-term effects have received significant attention recently due to headline-grabbing lawsuits by former professional football players. While it’s true that professional athletes are at a high risk of sustaining a TBI, veterans are another group likely to suffer such injuries. Recently released numbers show that between 10 and 20 percent of the soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced a traumatic brain injury.

Researchers with the University of Iowa found that those veterans with a TBI have a significantly higher likelihood of having visible potholes in the white matter of their brains than those without a TBI. Research also revealed that the severity of the brain trauma matters. The more severe the TBI the more potholes appear in the patient’s brain.

Scientists have linked the presence of these brain potholes to increased likelihood of problems with decision-making, planning and other cognitive impairments.

Experts hope that this discovery, detected by using a MRI machine, could help doctors more easily identify traumatic brain injuries, especially the more difficult to detect mild cases. Though the initial study involved veterans, scientists say they believe the results can be applied to the general public as well. That means in the future it might be easier for doctors to detect TBI in those involved in car wrecks or workplace accidents. Researchers say the next step is to conduct a larger study with more patients to see if the results hold true in a bigger sample.

The Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, it is important that those suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. What may appear to be a minor problem could actually be the start of a serious brain injury. That is why all head injuries should immediately be checked by a physician.

If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation. It might be possible to recover lost wages, money spent on medical bills, rehabilitation costs and even damages for pain and suffering.

Helpful Info: 

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury, it’s crucial that you consult a personal injury attorney experienced in successfully handling such complicated cases. Our attorneys handled a case involving a young child who suffered a traumatic brain injury after her family’s car was rear-ended by a truck. We were able to secure a $21 million settlement for the child and her family, much needed money that will help the family begin piece their lives back together.

Another potentially helpful resource for those affected by a traumatic brain injury is our firm’s free guide where you can learn more about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation.

Got Questions?

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious head injury you’re likely worried about what the injury could mean for your future. If you’re worried about the required burden of proof, common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury or the long-term effects of a TBI, you can get those and other answers by reading through our online library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding head and brain injury lawsuits.

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


Study Attempts To Locate Biological Clues Of A Traumatic Brain Injury

By Kevin Duffan, VA Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

What Happened:

Though many people have heard about the dangers traumatic brain injuries pose to hundreds of thousands of veterans, it can be incredibly difficult to definitively diagnose and recognize cases of TBI. The problem is that while severe brain injuries are typically easily spotted, milder cases of TBI can be almost impossible to detect.

Soldiers are thus able to go years without anyone understanding the true nature of their problem. The veteran may have suffered from headaches or sleeping problems for years, but doctors are only able to guess at what the problem might be.

To remedy the problem, researchers at New York University have begun a massive study to find biological signals, known as biomarkers, that are able to provide reliable evidence of traumatic brain injuries. The goal of the study is to make diagnosing brain injuries less subjective and more objective.

These biological markers are important in allowing people suffering from TBI to receive the treatment they need. Without biomarkers, the head injuries can go undetected until symptoms become truly crippling. The long-term goal of the study is to develop such reliable markers that TBI tests could be administered at home, like pregnancy tests.

Groups of veterans are set to undergo a battery of tests to determine their genetic makeup, brain structure and hormone levels. They will also be subjected to MRI scans and the hope is that some uniform indicator will be found revealing when someone is suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Right now one guess is that the thalamus can sometimes reveal if TBI has occurred in a patient, something that can be detected through a brain scan. Other scientists will look or genetic, hormonal and blood markers that could reveal brain injuries. 

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, it is important that those suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. What may appear to be a minor problem could actually be the start of a serious brain injury. That is why all head injuries should be checked by a skilled doctor, just to make sure there are no long-term effects. If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Helpful Info: 

If you or a member of your family has been affected by traumatic brain injury, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free guide.

Got Questions?

You can learn even more by reading through our online library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding head and brain injury lawsuits.

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


High School Football Player in NC Pushes For Better Concussion Care

By Kevin Duffan, VA/NC Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

What Happened:

Thanks to the efforts of one concerned high schooler, student athletes in one North Carolina school district will be receiving topnotch care when it comes to concussions this coming season.

A football player at Mooresville High School, Chase Wilson, led the push to have the school district implement concussion testing over and above what North Carolina state law requires. Wilson acknowledged one of the central dangers of concussions in athletes: that athletes want to ignore pain and keep pushing no matter what’s wrong.

The problem is that players don’t fully understand the danger they face after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Wilson spent time researching the dangers of concussions among young athletes and set out to convince the administrators in his school district to administer a test known as ImPact to athletes that have sustained a head injury.

The test works by having players take a baseline test and comparing it to results that come back after you’ve received a blow to the head. The test takes about 30 minutes and will be administered to all athletes before the upcoming season begins.

Wilson, and other advocates for players’ safety, hopes that the new test will help keep injured players off the field, reducing the chance of dangerous and debilitating head traumas.

The North Carolina Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, it is important that those suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. What may appear to be a minor problem could actually be the start of a serious brain injury. That is why all head injuries should be checked by a skilled doctor, just to make sure there are no long-term effects. If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable North Carolina traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Helpful Info:

If you or a member of your family has been affected by traumatic brain injury, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free guide.

Got Questions?

You can learn even more by reading through our online library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding head and brain injury lawsuits


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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


Study Reveals Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Development of Parkinson’s

By Rick Shapiro, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

What Happened:

In the United States each year another 50,000 to 60,000 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Parkinson Foundation.

In the disorder, neurons in a part of the brain known as the substantia nigra become damaged or destroyed, affecting the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine. The resulting loss of dopamine leads to symptoms such as tremors, slowed movement, impaired balance and muscle rigidity.

To understand what causes the damage to these neurons, researchers have begun looking at possible environmental factors that could contribute to the onset of the disorder.

A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles looked at possible environmental factors that patients with Parkinson’s disease may have been exposed to earlier in life. The study included 357 individuals who had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and 754 control subjects who lived in the same area.

All the participants were asked if they had ever had a traumatic brain injury, which was characterized by a loss of consciousness for at least five minutes. The study’s authors reported that among the patients with Parkinson’s disease, 12% had a history of a head injury. In comparison, only 7% of the control subjects had had a head injury.

The study thus found a higher correlation between traumatic brain injuries earlier in life and the devastating problems associated with Parkinson’s later in life. The researchers say they believe that such brain injuries serve as moderate risk factors for future development of the disorder and, as such, should be carefully guarded against.

The Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, including the possible development of Parkinson’s, it is important that those in Virginia suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. What may appear to be a minor problem could actually be the start of a serious brain injury. That is why all head injuries should be checked by a skilled doctor, just to make sure there are no long-term effects.

Given that this condition could be very long lasting, those Virginians living with a traumatic brain injury may incur significant medical expenses and loss of income. If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable VA traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Helpful Info:

If you or a member of your family has been affected by traumatic brain injury, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free guide. 

Have Questions?

You can learn even more by reading through our online library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding head and brain injury lawsuits.

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


Concussion-Related Litigation Moves on to Major League Soccer

By Mark Favaloro, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

What Happened:

Soccer has long been seen as a much less violent version of football, especially with regard to the players’ likelihood of suffering serious injury. Given a recent multimillion-dollar lawsuit by a professional soccer player against his team, that popular misconception might be changing.

The dangers of head trauma in soccer were highlighted recently when an ex-star who played for D.C. United filed a $12 million lawsuit against his former team. Bryan Namoff alleged in his complaint that the negligent treatment he received from the team’s trainer, doctor and other parties for a concussion he received in a game in 2009 effectively ended his career.

Namoff contends that United was negligent in its care and treatment after he was injured. He was cleared to play only three days after receiving a blow to the head; a game that he did not then realize would be his final appearance on the field.

Namoff alleges that he suffered brain damage and cognitive, memory and sensory loss as a result of his head injury. He also has permanent headaches and fatigue, sleep problems and hypersensitivity to motion. “Every minute of every day, I have a headache,” Namoff recently told a reporter. “It’s the invisible nightmare.”

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

Given the terrible, life-altering risks associated with traumatic brain injury, it is important that those suffering from a head injury receive immediate medical attention and continue to follow-up with therapy as needed. What may appear to be a minor problem could actually be the start of a serious brain injury. That is why all head injuries should be checked by a skilled doctor, just to make sure there are no long-term effects.

Given that this condition could be very long lasting, those living with a traumatic brain injury may incur significant medical expenses and loss of income. If you or a loved one have suffered this type of injury, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if you should file a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Helpful Info:

If you or a member of your family has been affected by traumatic brain injury, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free guide.

Have Questions?

You can learn even more by reading through our online library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding head and brain injury lawsuits.

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.


Increase in Concussion Litigation Affects Players at Every Level

By Mark Favaloro, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

The recent attention given to the dangers associated with head injuries has meant groups as different as small-town high schools and big time professional sports organizations are now being forced to answer for the way they cared for their players. To learn more, read the full story here…

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.

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Bicyclist Suffers Head Injury in Collision With Car in Newport News, VA

The crash occurred mere minutes before a second driver hit and hospitalized a man crossing the street in the same city.

By Randy Appleton, Head and Brain Injury Attorney in Virginia

In a new blog post to our Virginia personal injury lawyers’ website, attorneys with Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton report on a crash between a car and a bike that sent the bicyclist to a hospital with head injuries. The crash occurred mere minutes before a second driver hit and hospitalized a man crossing the street in the same city. To read more, click over to “Separate Accidents in Newport News, VA Injure Pedestrian, Bike Rider.”

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About the Editors: The VA-NC brain injury lawyers at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton have experience handling traumatic brain injury and general head injury cases. Our head injury attorneys achieved the largest verdict in Virginia’s history for a brain-damaged client in 2000. The initial award of $46 million rose to $60 million with interest when an appeal was settled confidentially. Check out our other case results to see our track record of success in brain injury and other lawsuits. We have offices in Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia (VA), along with an office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive. To get more information about traumatic brain injury law and what to do after an accident, take a look at this free consumer guide written by a brain injury attorney who is licensed in VA and NC.