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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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Quinn

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Because of Helmet Strap.

Quinn's severe brain injury happened because his strap was too lose.

Quinn’s story stands as a lesson that even with a medical insider for a wife, there at times are intractable obstacles in our system to proper diagnosis and care for the brain injured. Quinn was hurt while refereeing a hockey game. While wearing a helmet, the strap was tight enough to keep the helmet on his head when he fell straight backward. What presented initially as a moderate brain injury, became severe as a result of delayed secondary damage. What adds a disturbing element to this story is that even though his wife was a Physician’s Assistant at the trauma center where he was treated, that made no substantive difference in preventing a premature discharge which had severe secondary consequences.

For a full PDF of the story, click here.

The Quinn blogs, begin here: http://tbilaw.com/tbivoices/preventablebraininjuryhassecondaryconsequences/


Quinn Table of Contents

Quinn Part One – Preventable Brain Injury Has Secondary Consequences

Quinn Part Two – Wife’s Medical Training Doesn’t Help Her Deal with Crisis

Quinn Part Three – Sense of Humor Survived Severe Brain Injury

Quinn Part Four – Retrograde Amnesia for Day of TBI

Quinn Part Five – Caregiver Numbness is More Complex than Denial

Quinn Part Six – Severe Relapse After Discharge Complicates Recovery

Quinn Part Seven – Deterioration Requires Readmission- Inappropriate Anti-diuretic Hormone

Quinn Part Eight – Before his Severe Brain Injury

Quinn Part Nine – More on Quinn Before His Brain Injury

Quinn Part Ten – Only Acute Memories Are Emotional Experiences

Quinn Part Eleven – Skull Fracture and Ice Reduced Brain Damage

Quinn Part Twelve – Loss Smell Correlates with Brain Injury

Quinn Part Thirteen – Balance a Big Focus of Outpatient Therapy

Quinn Part Fourteen – Physical Activity Still More Limited Than Before TBI

Quinn Part Fifteen – Headaches Come in Waves After Severe Brain Injury

Quinn Part Sixteen – Pressure Waves Present Biggest TBI Obstacle

Quinn Part Seventeen – Some Cognitive Challenges Trigger Emotions

Quinn Part Eighteen – Complex Conversation Can Tax Attentional Resources

Quinn Part Nineteen – "Who Am I Again" Taxed Attentional Abilities

Quinn Part Twenty – Limited Return to Work Increases TBI Symptoms

Quinn Part Twenty One – Leisure Activities have Changed After TBI

Quinn Part Twenty Two – Appreciation for His Wife Enhanced

Quinn Part Twenty Three – Brain Injury Impacts Spousal Relationship

Quinn Part Twenty Four – Further Recovery Leaves Tangible TBI Deficits

Quinn Part Twenty Five – Fatigue Brings Out Mood Issues

Quinn Part Twenty Six – Disinhibition Issues Linger after Severe Brain Injury

Quinn Part Twenty Seven – Decision Making Challenges after Severe TBI

Quinn Part Twenty Eight – Time Management a Consistent TBI Deficit

Quinn Part Twenty Nine – Initiative and Follow Thru Problems after Severe TBI

Quinn Part Thirty – Fatigue and Sleep Contribute to All TBI Deficits

Quinn Part Thirty One – After TBI .. Normal is a Roller Coaster

Quinn Part Thirty Two – Patience Key to Caregiving After Severe TBI

 

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