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Catastrophic injuries becoming more survivable with tech advances

Just a decade ago, a firefighter would not have survived suffering burns over 95 percent of his body. Nor would a forklift operator who had sustained a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord trauma and a fractured pelvis. Today, dramatically improved outcomes can be achieved for people suffering these devastating injuries. Experts say these improvements came about from a combination of factors. First, lessons have been learned from treating a large number of military service people for serious burns, amputations, brain trauma or spinal cord injuries. Researchers and practicing doctors have made

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Brain injury lawsuits against the NFL, insurers fight back

As many Maryland residents have no doubt heard, the National Football League has been hit with numerous personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving better than 2,400 now retired NFL players who are accusing the league of failing to protect players from brain injuries. The suits claim the NFL failed to act on evidence from the medical community that shows repeated trauma to the head can cause permanent brain injuries, as well as other long-term medical problems. Now, a legal fight is brewing between the NFL and its insurers over

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Clarksburg teen paralyzed in accident to get service dog – Part 2

This week’s post will continue the story about a Clarksburg teen who is excited about finally receiving a service dog to help him get some independence back in his life after being severely injured and paralyzed four years ago. The teen was struck by a police patrol car while crossing the street in front of his home. The now 16-year-old will continue his occupational therapy at an international spinal cord injury center in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has been working with a therapist since the accident that left him paralyzed.

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Clarksburg teen paralyzed in accident to get service dog – Part 1

Four years ago a Clarksburg teen was injured by a Montgomery County police cruiser driven by an off-duty officer while he was crossing the street in front of his home. The now 16-year-old suffered permanent brain damage and spinal cord injuries and is now a quadriplegic. With little use of his arms he has been undergoing physical therapy to strengthen his muscles and hopes to one day walk again. The Clarksburg High School sophomore was excited to learn last month the he was finally going to receive a service dog

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Steve H.Drone

Attorney Steven H. Dorne

Attorney Steven H. Dorne is an accomplished lawyer who practices in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He brings more than 30 years of experience and a long record of success to each case. His law practice is distinguished by careful preparation and thorough analysis of each case.

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