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Brain Injuries Can Lead To More Problems Down The Road

Previous posts have discussed the impact that a traumatic brain injury can have on a person's life. More than 2,000 former NFL players and their wives have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, accusing their former employer of not doing enough to prevent repeat concussions and long-term brain injuries. The former players claim that they suffer from depression and early-onset dementia.

Former NFL player's brain to be studied for permanent damage

The family of former NFL player Junior Seau has donated his brain to science for study following his death in California last April. The 43-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The family would like the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study Seau's brain to see whether his suicide may have had anything to do with deterioration in his brain from his career as a football player for the San Diego Chargers.

Two Seriously Injured in North Los Angeles Car Crash

In our last post we covered a Koreatown pedestrian accident which resulted in the wrongful death of a 42-year-old man last weekend. Unfortunately hit-and-run accidents such as this one are not a rare occurrence in the Los Angeles area. Irresponsible motorists who cause crashes while intoxicated or engaging in distracted driving often flee the scene because they fear criminal punishment or personal injury litigation.

Marine's Mesothelioma Death Linked to Asbestos Exposure

A recent opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times highlighted the challenges that can arise from complex toxic exposure personal injury cases. The article detailed the struggles of a California marine who had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently developed a serious cancer called mesothelioma. Court filings in the case allege that lawyers from the asbestos industry hounded the marine during depositions and that this contributed to his death.

Los Angeles to Pay $6.6 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The Los Angeles Times reports that the L.A. City Council recently voted to pay the largest traffic accident-related wrongful death settlement in the city's history. The city is set to pay $6.6 million to the family of 27-year-old woman who was killed just outside of her Sylmar home in spring of 2010.

Long Beach Drunk Driving Car Accident Kills Teen Passenger

A Los Angeles teen was arrested yesterday morning after a severe car crash in downtown Long Beach. Authorities say that the accident happened at shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday on the 710 Freeway. An 18-year-old Los Angeles woman was allegedly driving her vehicle while intoxicated and caused an accident that killed her 19-year-old passenger.

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