Archive for the ‘Brain Injury / Head Injury’ Category
Tragic death of rugby player Rowan Stringer hopes to bring education on the signs and signals of a concussion or brain injury. Do you know what to look for?
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety, wrongful death on May 15th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. The very tragic death of young Rowan Stringer has left the Ottawa community with great sadness. Rowan attended John McCrae Secondary School student in Ottawa and was the captain of the rugby team when she died from a severe head injury during a rugby game last Wednesday. Rowan Stringer was an avid rugby player and played on several different rugby teams.
It was reported that Rowan was tackled hard during the rugby game on Wednesday, flew into the air and hit her head and neck on the ground. Upon impact, Rowan was awake, sat up but quickly fell unconscious. Sadly, she didn’t wake up. She remained unconscious for days while medical team worked at relieving the pressure in her head and then on Sunday, her family made the most difficult decision of their lives. Rowan was taken to hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to relieve the pressure in her head but there was too much pressure and the decision was made to discontinue life support.
Rowan’s parents, Gordon and Kathleen Stringer, told CBC News that their daughter had been complaining of headaches the week before and that she’d been hit in the head in a game the week before the fatal tackle. Then, just 2 days before the fatal injury, she was once again hit in the head during a rugby game. She didn’t report this second hit to her parents. The doctors are now investigating whether or not she may have suffered a smaller head injury that may have some impact on the fatal head injury.
Sadly, Rowan is now gone and she can’t be brought back. Her family is hoping that her death will help educate others on the signs and signals of brain injuries. Her organs have been donated to help save the lives of others. What an amazing thing for this family to have done after going through such a terrible tragedy.
The question now is could Rowan’s death possibly save lives in the future? I hope so and so does her family. The hope is that there will be more education as it relates to head injuries, concussions and sports. Rowan’s death has been widely publicized . The hope now is that all this publicity may save another life. As a Ottawa personal injury lawyer who helps people with severe concussions and brain injuries, I believe it is vital that we talk to our kids, coaches, teachers, caregivers, friends about the signs and symptoms of concussions. Our children and athletes need to know what to be looking for and to know to tell someone. I believe that if we really educate our athletes and their families, we can help reduce the number of deaths and further injuries.
Unfortunately, concussions are fairly common and can range in severity. It is estimated that a concussion or mild brain trauma is sustained every 21 seconds. The signs of a concussion so you can take the proper steps to treat the injury. The signs of a concussion also vary , which is why it is often difficult to determine if someone is suffering form a concussion or not. The following is not a comprehensive list, but does describe some of the symptoms one might have if they are suffering a concussion:
- confused or dazed
- slurring speech
- nausea or vomiting
- off balance or dizzy
- blurred vision
- sensitive to light and noise
- ears ringing
- changes in personality or changes in behaviour
- difficulty concentrating
- loss of memory
There are many more signs; however these seem to be the most common. As a Ottawa personal injury lawyer and as a father of 3 children involved in sports, I urge you to talk about concussions, what to expect and what to do. It could very well save a life. Rowan’s death is so incredibly sad and tragic that we owe it to her and her family to do everything we can to teach others about the signs and symptoms of a concussion. My thoughts go out to Rowan’s family and friends and this very tragic and difficult time.
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Ottawa accident Beechwood send 3 to Ottawa hospital with severe injuries including head injury, back injury, neck injury, pelvic injury and fractured bones
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 9th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. A terrible Ottawa accident yesterday left 3 people with serious personal injuries when a driver lost control of his car and hit a light post, a bench and sadly a pedestrian. The car then flipped over. Ottawa rescue crews arrived at the Ottawa accident scene at Beechwood Avenue and Charlevoix Street yesterday afternoon. One person was trapped and need to be removed by Ottawa rescue crews. The driver, a man in his 50s, suffered a serious neck and back injury and was rushed to a Ottawa hospital in stable condition. His passenger, a 51-year-old woman suffered a serious pelvic injury, severe arm fractures and internal injuries. She was rushed to a Ottawa hospital in serious condition.
The 47-year-old pedestrian who was hit by the vehicle was treated for a serious head injury and was rushed to a Ottawa hospital in serious but thankfully, stable condition. Ottawa Police are investigating the accident. I hope everyone involved will be ok and that they are able to fully recover from this accident.
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Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario. A terrible accident this morning sent 5 people to a Ottawa hospital. The vehicle they were travelling in rolled on Meadowlands Drive , close to Claymor Avenue at 3:35 a.m. The 4 passengers travelling in the car suffered injuries and were brought to the hospital in stable condition. The 19-year-old driver however suffered a serious head injury and wrist injury. Thankfully , he was in stable condition when he arrived at the hospital. Ottawa Police are investigating the accident. If you have any information that could help, please contact the Ottawa Police. I hope this young man is able to recover fully from this accident and that his head injury is not life-altering. My thoughts are with him and his family.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on April 24th, 2013
Ottawa Brain Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates I’m please to share with you that we are once again be supporting the 5th annual Vista Centre Brain Injury Service’s Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. The Vista Centre Brain Injury Services is inviting all brain injury survivors, family members of people who have suffered a brain injury, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers or who is interested in brain injury prevention and rehabilitation . The event will run professionally led workshops, an information resource fair, keynote address by former Olympic equestrian athlete, and brain injury survivor, Dr. Claire Smith. There is NO COST to attend this wonderful event, however space is limited. If you wish to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613.234.4747 to reserve your space.
- Neural Plasticity: Encouraging the Brain to Change
- Results of a Multi-Center Randomized Control
- Trial using Mindfulness-Based Cognitive
- Therapy for TBI to Treat Depression
- A Proactive Approach to Aggressive Behavior Management
- KEYNOTE speaker Paul Nadler “Braindamadj’d”
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Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. Now that spring is here ( at least until tomorrow) , the bicycles are out. Many people are biking to work , school and just about anywhere on their bicycles. Unfortunately, this also means an increased chance of cycling accidents in the Ottawa area. Sadly, Ottawa bicycle accidents have already begun and a 17-year-old teenage girl was rushed to an Ottawa hospital in serious condition with a severe head injury. She had been biking in Kanata this morning, when she was hit by a car as she crossed the street. The Kanata bicycle accident took place at Shirley’s Brook Drive close Kinross Private early this morning . When Ottawa rescue crews arrived, the young girl seemed confused , which is a sign of a closed head injury. A head injury can be a devastating and life changing injury. I wish this young girl a full recovery and I hope she is able to completely get through this accident. My thoughts are with her, her family and her friends at this incredible stressful time.
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Ottawa cycling accident Rockliffe Parkway and Aviation Parkway results in serious head injury, ankle injury and shoulder injury.
Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates.. Sadly, I knew it wouldn’t be long with this warm weather. A Ottawa cycling accident has occurred; however this Ottawa cycling accident was between 2 cyclists. A 56-year-old cyclist suffered a serious head injury when his bicycle hit another cyclist on the Rockliffe Parkway this afternoon. The second cyclist was stopped at the side of the road, east of the Aviation Parkway when he was struck.
The impact was significant and the cyclist was thrown into the air upon impact. He was rushed to a Ottawa hospital in serious but thankfully stable condition. The other cyclist was treated for a serious ankle injury and shoulder injury and was also rushed to a Ottawa hospital in stable condition. I hope both cyclists are able to recover from this accident.
Cyclists have many rights to compensation when it comes to insurance claims and medical coverage. It is always best to consult with a Ottawa personal injury lawyer if you have been involved in a Ottawa cycling accident or a cycling accident in Ontario.
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Ottawa accident Rockcliffe parkway, cycling accident rockliffe and aviation parkway
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. I was out visiting a client in Rockland today and as I was driving around Rockland. I couldn’t help but notice how many people were out on their bicycles . That’s great for so so many reasons. We are all excited for spring to arrive and with spring comes more pedestrians, cyclist, motorcycles, ATV etc. I wanted to take a moment and remind everyone of a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe and our Ottawa roads safe.
-The Ottawa Police have a great website that offers the following tips:
-Make sure your helmet is on and fits properly.
-Your bicycle helmet should be snug and not move around.
-Your bicycle helmet should sit two finger-widths above your brows.
-The straps of your helmet should form a V below and around both ears.
-You should not be able to get more than 2 fingers between the chin strap and your chin.
-Ottawa and Ontario cyclists must wear a helmet by law if they are under 18 years of age.
-Do not wear a hat under a helmet. This is not safe.
-Helmets only reduce personal injuries, they do not prevent accidents from happening.
-Do not use a helmet that has already been in an accident.
-All bicycle helmets need to be CSA, CPSC, Snell B-95, or a N-94 certification sticker.
-Remember that motorists and cyclists share the roadways.
-Cyclists must also follow the rules of the road. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the Ottawa Traffic and Ottawa Parking Bylaw state that cyclists:
-Stop at all stop signs and stop at red lights, and properly signal any changes in lanes.
-Ottawa cyclists must remain on the right side of the road
-Do not ride your bicycle on sidewalks.
-Have a bell, gong, or horn on your bicycle.
-If you are riding at night, make sure your bicycle is well lit.
Please be safe out there. Ottawa has had far too many bicycle accidents and we all need to obey the rules of the road. Have a great and happy spring on your bicycle Ottawa !
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Head Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario- David Hollingsworth and Associates. Well Ottawa, we still find ourselves in a winter wonderland and more snow is coming. This is certainly not the time to let up on winter safety. I wanted to remind every one of the dangers of not wearing a helmet. Please also ensure your children are well protected when they are skating and tobogganing. In 2012, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario treated 1,270 children with a head injury, 41 of these head injuries were due to a tobogganing accident. These accidents are going to happen but with the proper protection, these injuries can be eliminated. It may seem extreme to some but trust me: as an Ottawa personal injury lawyer I meet daily with clients who have a brain injury and their lives have been altered forever. If there is a step you can take to protect your head or your child’s head; why wouldn’t you ? I urge EVERYONE to wear a helmet when participating in any activity that could lead to a head injury. Have fun and be safe !
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Ottawa head injury children and Head injury in children CHEO
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on February 19th, 2013
David Hollingsworth and Associates-I’m so pleased with this initiative. The Ottawa Public Health and CHEO have joined forces to promote the use of helmets during winter activities. Ottawa’s neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Vassilyadi attended the family day event at Ottawa’s city hall family day skating party to talk to parents to lead by example and wear their helmets ! He talked about how parents need to lead by example and how they are ambassadors and that kids look up to their parents and copy what they do. I couldn’t agree more. We need to practice what we preach. Dr. Vassilyadi also spoke about how more families are taking the necessary precautions and wearing helmets for winter activities, such as skating and tobogganing. Dr. Vassilyadi also stated that there has been a decline in preventable head injuries in the Ottawa area, stating that there hadn’t been one surgical head injury until mid-January this season. While one is too many at least we are moving in the right direction. I hope these messages reach others and before we know it wearing a helmet for winter activities will be an automatic response for everyone. Lead by example and put your helmet on ! If not for you, do it for your children.
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Ottawa child head injury prevention Dr Vassilyadi
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on February 15th, 2013
Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates..Sadly, a 74 year old woman remains in serious but thankfully stable condition. She was involved in an accident on Woodroffe Avenue close to Carling yesterday morning and was rushed to the Ottawa hospital to be treated for severe head injury, shoulder injury and injuries to her legs. I wish her a full recovery.
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