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Category Archives: Brain Injury

Football Season Brings Concerns About Brain Injuries

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Fall is right around the corner and football fans are gearing up for a season of tailgating, fantasy leagues, touchdowns and high impact tackles. Unfortunately, it is also the season for potential brain injuries. From mild concussions to debilitating traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), football players are at increased risk. This is especially true when… Read More »

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Florida Group Unveils Brain Injury Exhibit

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Over one hundred handmade masks created by the survivors of traumatic brain injury were put on display in an exhibit in Florida’s state capitol building earlier this week. Called “The Faces of Brain Injury,” this exhibit was created by the Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF), traumatic brain injury survivors, and their families. It… Read More »

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Florida Scientists Searching for Treatment for Brain Injuries

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two scientists from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are part of a team of four that were awarded $2 million to further develop a compound that could help a victim’s cognitive brain function after a traumatic brain injury. This five-year grant was awarded to W. Dalton Dietrich, the scientific director of… Read More »

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A Lesson in Case Strategy from a Tragic Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

It’s the sort of thing every parent dreads. A day on the sports field that ends up going terribly, terribly wrong. That’s what happened to the plaintiffs in the 2013 case of Limones v. School Board of Lee County. Their son collapsed on the soccer field in the middle of a game and went… Read More »

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Florida Man Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury in Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida man was struck by an SUV while jogging last week and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. David Caras, 51, of St. Petersburg, was jogging at the Layton Hills Mall in Utah on August 28 during a business trip when he was struck. Mr. Caras was in Utah on a business trip… Read More »

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Florida’s Pre-Suit Notice Requirements and the Role of Medical Experts

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

In traumatic brain injury cases, as in all medical malpractice actions in Florida, injured patients are required to comply with the state’s pre-suit notice requirements. These statutory prerequisites to the lawsuit, which are designed to weed out frivolous cases, add an element of expert opinion—a question over which parties frequently litigate—fairly early in the… Read More »

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