Birth Defects Due to Medication—What Parents Need to Know

According to the CDC, about 1 in 33 babies—approximately 120,000—are born in the U.S. with some form of birth defect. These conditions, ranging from mild to severe, are usually discovered within the first year of life. Most congenital disabilities begin within the first three months of development in the womb. According to the Cleveland Clinic,… read more

Brain Injury Classification

There are various ways to classify different brain injuries, including basing the classification on: Primary or Secondary Injury According to The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, one of the ways to classify brain injuries is by whether the injury is a primary or secondary injury. A primary brain injury is one that occurs at the time of… read more

Levels of Brain Injury

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, nearly 3 million people visit emergency departments, are hospitalized, or die because of traumatic brain injuries. Below, our personal injury lawyers discuss the different levels of brain injury and the symptoms associated with them. Mild A mild traumatic brain injury affects the brain… read more

Four Dead and Multiple Injured in Amtrak Train Derailment

By Aitken Aitken Cohn A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a devastating derailment that involved an Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. The incident killed four people, and dozens of passengers suffered injuries after the Amtrak train collided with a dump truck while traveling through rural Missouri. According… read more