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Category Archives: Brain Injuries

Causes of Brain Injuries

By Harvey L. Walner |

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, our Chicago personal injury lawyers understand the nature of brain injuries. We know how serious they are and we understand the medical issues involved with a brain injury. We also understand the causes of brain injuries. In the smallest sense, every brain injury has the same proximate cause:… Read More »

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The Long-Term Costs of Brain Injury

By Harvey L. Walner |

Studies have shown that the lifetime costs for a single traumatic brain injury can range well over $1 million. These expenses can strain even the finances of even the most cautious and well-prepared of victims. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers understand how severe the physical, psychological and financial toll of a brain injury can… Read More »

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How Education Protects Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Harvey L. Walner |

A dramatic study in the journal Neurology suggests brain injuries have a more damaging impact on people with less education. The lead author, an epidemiologist at John Hopkins University, explains that more educated brains somehow “find ways around the damage” and are less impacted by an injury. The study compared brain injury patients who… Read More »

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The Effect of Education on TBI

By Harvey L. Walner |

Reviewing the records of 769 patients who suffered brain injury severe enough to require both hospitalization and rehabilitation, researchers at Johns Hopkins stumbled upon something remarkable – patients with a higher level of education seem to recover more rapidly from TBI. In this study, researchers found that within one year of sustaining TBI, 36… Read More »

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