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About Gordon Johnson

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Attorney Gordon Johnson is one of the nations leading brain injury advocates. He is Past-Chair of the TBILG, a national group of more than 150 brain injury advocates. He has spoken at numerous brain injury seminars and is the author of some of the most read brain injury web pages on the internet.

Posts by Gordon Johnson:

The Contagion – Football Concussions

Football Concussions Strike Again By Gordon Johnson I make my living representing brain injury survivors. I have been doing that for more than 20 years. Since I first became a brain injury lawyer, I have been concerned about what seems to be the contagious nature of concussions. I know that concussions are not a communicable(…)

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There is no such thing as Practice for Brain Injury in Football

Brain Injury in Football More Common in Practice By Gordon Johnson In the 9th grade, I was 5’11” tall and weighed 185 pounds. I ran a 24 second 200 meters. I played running back and safety. Back then, 9th graders were in junior high school, not middle school. Our team was terrible. I played running(…)

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Wes Welker Concussion – Is this the One that Forces Retirement?

Wes Welker Concussion – Is this the One that Forces Retirement?

Wes Welker Concussion – How Many More Can He Absorb? By Gordon Johnson Broncos’ wide receiver Wes Welker suffered another concussion on Saturday night. It was his third in 10 months. I am not a doctor and certainly not Wes Welker’s advisor. Yet as Welker is only one of thousands of athletes who must make(…)

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Class Action Seeks to Stop Soccer Heading Concussions in FIFA

Protect Kids from Contact Sports – Soccer Heading Concussions By Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr. 800-992-9447 Call us if your child has been injured playing contact sports. Never in my career as a brain injury lawyer, has the issue of concussion been so much in the news as this summer. June was dominated by the(…)

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NFL Admits Football Dangerous than it Should Have Been

Roger Goodell Admits  to Football Dangerous Techniques By Gordon Johnson One of the key allegations against the NFL is the class action concussion case was that the NFL had a paternalistic duty to its players to keep them safe. The case against the NFL then went on to claim that the NFL knew that the(…)

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Irony of NFL Misbehavior and Image – Modern Day Gladiator’s

By Gordon Johnson The offensive line coach who was at the center of last year’s NFL Misbehavior scandal, Jim Turner, has perhaps caught the essence of what has been missing in the last 10 days controversy about domestic abuse in the NFL – it is hard to expect gentile behavior from those you teach to(…)

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Trial Lawyers do it for the Right Reasons

By Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr. 800-992-9447 Why does a bright, idealistic young man choose to become a lawyer over some other profession? Money, not so much. At 22 money doesn’t mean much. For most of us, we did it because we believed in the American concept of justice and we wanted to do something important,(…)

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Suicide Rate at 30-Year High, Implications for TBI patients

  The suicide rate has surged to a 30-year high, according to the New York Times. Also, the method of suicide seems to be changing. An increased number of people are using suffocation to kill themselves. This includes hanging and strangulation. The number of suffocation cases increased to one in four suicides in 2014 from one(…)

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Brain Damage in High School Football

Brain Damage in High School Football

By Jennifer Ball Brain damage in high school football players has been found without diagnosed concussions. In an article titled: “Functionally-Detected Cognitive Impairment in High School Football Players without Clinically-Diagnosed Concussion,” researchers examined neurological performance and health in the presence of head collisions in high school football players. It was done through a longitudinal study(…)

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CTE in the News This Week

CTE in the News This Week

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been in the news a couple of times this week. Tuesday, BMX rider and MTV show host Dave Mirra was in the news following his suicide in February. He was experiencing chronic brain damage before he took his own life. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy can lead to memory loss, dementia, and depression.(…)

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Symptomatology in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptomatology in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Study on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury In a study in the Journal of Neurotrauma, Paul McMahon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and colleagues researched post-concussion syndrome (PCS) in patients with mild traumatic brain injury. They tracked the occurrence and development of PCS in a large group of survivors with mild traumatic brain injury.(…)

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Study: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Biomarkers

A study in Molecular Neurodegeneration presented an overview of the potential for recognizing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) while the person is still alive. It is incorrect to say that CTE can only be diagnosed after somebody has died. The study reviewed the literature dating back to 1928, the first time the term CTE was used.(…)

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Youth Concussions Underestimated

By Jennifer Ball A new study recently found that the number of youth concussions is vastly underestimated. The researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania studied this by looking at the point of entry into the healthcare system for youth with concussions. They looked at more than 8,000 concussion diagnoses in children aged 0 to(…)

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Was Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s due to Boxing?

Was Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s due to Boxing?

As we mourn the loss of Muhammad Ali, a question comes up. It has been asked in the news, including PBS and Aljazeera. It should now be a matter of a presumptive diagnosis that his Parkinson’s was caused by the head trauma he endured during his boxing career. The book “Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury,”(…)

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How to measure awareness in coma

How to measure awareness in coma

Researchers developed a what has been called a new test to measure the level of awareness in an unconscious person. They do this by measuring the amount of glucose consumed by the brain. This essentially measures the amount of activity in the brain. The study was published by Cell Press in the journal Current Biology(…)

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Stroke Survivors Helped by New Study

Stroke Survivors Helped by New Study

Stroke Study A new study published in the journal Stroke has treated patients by injecting their brains with stem cells. The procedure involves drilling a small hole in the patient’s head. The side effects were minimal including temporary headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Dr. Gary Steinberg, the study’s lead author and chair of neurosurgery at Stanford,(…)

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Stroke Started with Simple Headache

Stroke Started with Simple Headache

Story of a Stroke Recently, a story was published about a woman called “D.L.” She was a self-proclaimed workaholic in her job as a set designer in the film industry. She began experiencing headaches which she thought were due to increasing stress. The headaches seemed like a relatively minor complaint, but it turned out to(…)

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Strokes and Shift Work

Strokes and Shift Work

In a new study in the journal Endocrinology, Dr. David Earnest found that swing shift work can be detrimental to the brain. Working irregular schedules can prove to be detrimental to the point of worsening the severity of strokes. The waking up and going to sleep at radically different times can cause more severe ischemic(…)

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