Brain Injuries

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Dallas' Bike-Helmet Mandate Is Basically Toast

    When Dallas City Council members first entertained the idea of doing away with the city's 18-year-old bike helmet requirement two weeks ago, they left promising to give the proposal "strong consideration." At this morning's meeting of the Quality of Life committee, it became clear that they will do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Deion Sanders Is 86 Percent Impaired, Workers Comp Claim Says

    Deion Sanders, who has accused other NFL athletes of faking their head injuries for money, is cognitively impaired, four doctors have determined. Sanders has had no problem using his pedestal as a Hall of Famer and television analyst to talk shit about other former NFL players suffering brain dam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Damien Falgoust, a Dallas Lawyer, Was Beaten into a Coma on Lower Greenville Last Week

    The last time friends saw Damien Falgoust conscious was about 1:30 a.m. Friday, when he was sharing post-game drinks with his kickball teammates at the Knox Street Pub. He left the bar, got into a taxi and set off for his condo near the intersection of Matilda Street and La Vista. He never made it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    SMU Legend Eric Dickerson Joins the Latest Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

    Eric Dickerson, the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and better half of SMU's Pony Express, has joined the growing list of former NFL players suing the league for failing to protect athletes from permanent neurological damage stemming from brain trauma. Dickerson, along with 14 other players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    V.A. Doc Discusses Traumatic Brain Injury, Diagnosis and Staff Sergeant Robert Bales

    Traumatic brain injury may be the most elusive of all war injuries. It presents itself through a number of symptoms -- mood changes, insomnia, headaches, memory loss, irritability -- and in varying degrees. The conversation surrounding such injuries recently became louder after Staff Sergeant Robert ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Concussing Our Kids, One Hit At a Time

    While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Foreign Accent Syndrome, Not Just a Great Band Name

    This morning's Wall Street Journal ticks off "plenty of unusual ailments that are quite real," with Foreign Accent Syndrome topping the list. And, as it turns out, there's a significantly local connection to this rare ailment, which involves folks with brain injuries (most of the time, anyway) rathe ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    Meet Judge Jim Foster

    Or was it Judge Forrest Gump?

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Delayed Pain

    Plus: Viva la Alcaldesa!; Donkey Kong