Archive for the ‘Brain Injury’ Category

Traumatic Brain Injuries Routinely Overlooked in Emergency Rooms

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
A vast number of traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed and untreated, particularly in hospital emergency rooms. According to a University of Washington study, 56 percent of mild traumatic brain injuries went undiagnosed in emergency room visits.

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Brain Injury Symptoms Form

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
This form is a concise list of potential symptoms arising from a brain injury or concussion.

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Pushor Mitchell presents the Okanagan Symposium on Brain Health on May 12, 2016

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
This event being presented by Brain Trust Canada will be held at The Laurel Packinghouse on May 12, 2016.

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Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference On Brain Injury, Hosted By BrainTrust Canada

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
BrainTrust Canada is hosting its 22nd annual brain injury conference - the Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury on Friday, May 8th, at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna.

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Teen and Parent Car Use Agreement

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Teens are involved in many serious car accidents. Pushor Mitchell personal injury and ICBC claim lawyer Paul Mitchell Q.C. has prepared a “Teen and Parent Car Use Agreement ” to assist parents in getting the message across to their teen driver about driving safely. This Agreement is free. Yes, free.

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Symptoms Of A Concussion; What You Need To Know

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Most signs or symptoms are evident soon after the traumatic event, while you may only become aware of others days or weeks later. This article by Paul Mitchell,Q.C. lists some common symptoms to be aware of, and special considerations relating to children.The following are the most common symptoms of a TBI:General

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Scans Spot Brain Changes In Patients With Concussion Syndrome

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Researchers who identified brain changes in people with post-concussion syndrome say their findings may lead to improved detection and treatment of the disorder.Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, which occurs in 20 percent to 30 percent of people who suffer mild traumatic brain injury, include headache and memory and concentration problems.

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Mild Brain Injury 101, The Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury – #2

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Mild brain injury cases are very complex. This series of 5 articles by BC brain injury lawyer Paul Mitchell, Q.C., will explain the Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury.Find out what is involved in these challenging and difficult cases, and separate fact from fiction.Myth # 2 A MILD TBI HAS IMMEDIATE SYMPTOMS, AND THEY SHOULD CLEAR UP QUICKLYFACTIt can take days or weeks for the effects of traumatic brain injury to become obvious to the [...]

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Mild Brain Injury 101, The Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury – #3

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Mild brain injury cases are very complex. This series of 5 articles by BC brain injury lawyer Paul Mitchell, Q.C., will explain the Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury.Find out what is involved in these challenging and difficult cases, and separate fact from fiction.Myth # 3 A Clear MRI or CT Scan Means there is No Brain InjuryFACT ; A clear MRI or CT scan does not rule out a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).

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Mild Brain Injury 101, The Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury – #4

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Mild brain injury cases are very complex. This series of 5 articles by BC brain injury lawyer Paul Mitchell, Q.C., will explain the Top 5 Myths about Mild Brain Injury.Find out what is involved in these challenging and difficult cases, and separate fact from fiction.Myth # 4 You need to have an Impact to the Head to Have a Brain InjuryFACT

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Mild Brain Injury 101, The Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury – #5

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Mild brain injury cases are very complex.This series of articles by BC brain injury lawyer Paul Mitchell, Q.C., will explain the Top 5 Myths About Mild Brain Injury.Find out what is involved in these challenging and difficult cases, and separate fact from fiction.Myth #5 You need to have a Loss of Consciousness to Have a Brain InjuryFACTThe diagnosis of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in fact does not require a loss of consciousness (LOC).

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Brain Injury Rate 7 Times Greater Among U.S. Prisoners

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Prisoners suffer disproportionately from past traumatic brain injuries.Researchers are hunting for the best tools to treat this population in an effort to help them reintegrate into society--and avoid re-incarceration.About 8.5 percent of U.S. non-incarcerated adults have a history of TBI, and about 2 percent of the greater population is currently suffering from some sort of disability because of their injury.In US prisons, however, [...]

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BC Regional Organizations And Support Groups

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
Vancouver Island Health RegionCampbell River Head Injury Support Group 250-287-4323Comox Valley Head Injury Society 250-334-8225Nanaimo Brain Injury Society 250-753-5600Port Alberni Brain Injury Society 250-724-6772Victoria Brain Injury Society 250-598-9339Vancouver Coastal Health Region

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ICBC Accessing Claimant’s Facebook Pages

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
ICBC has been accessing sites such as Facebook, Blogger, MySpace, and other social newtorking sites in order to investigate injury claims.

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Brain Injury Legal Guide

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury
1. DEALING WITH LAWYERS (a) CHOOSING A LAWYER Brain injury claims are complex and cause severe hardship on the survivor and their family. It is important to hire a lawyer who has experience in brain injury cases. Speak to professionals in the healthcare field who specialize in treating the brain injured (neuropsychologists and rehabilitation professionals) […]

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