Mid-Michigan Racing Fans Injured in Daytona Crash

On Saturday February 23, 2013, two mid-Michigan residents were among those injured in a tremendous Daytona crash on the final lap of the Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway. The incident occurred when driver Kyle Larson was involved in a multi-car incident, wherein his car was struck from behind, spun sideways, and went airborne, slamming into the catch fencing that circles the track to protect spectators from debris during such an incident. Larson’s car tore a massive hole into the ...

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Michigan Lawyers Weekly Selects George T. Sinas as a “Leader in the Law” for 2013

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm is proud to announce that Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the leading legal newspaper in the state of Michigan, recently named George T Sinas a “Leader in the Law” for 2013!  George was one of 30 elite attorneys that were selected based on the following considerations:

  • being passionate and active on behalf of clients, the legal community and the community at large;
  • a record of success in the legal profession; ...
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Brain-Computer Interface Technology for Spinal Cord Injuries

A remarkable study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh further demonstrates the ability of individuals with various degrees of paralysis to “control assistive devices and reanimate paralyzed limbs” with nothing more than their mind.  This feat is possible thanks to brain-computer interface (BCI) technology – a type of system that allows for direct communication between one’s mind and a computer.

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Football Helmets May Protect Against Wrong Force

More and more evidence supports the belief that traumatic brain injuries in football tend to be caused by “rotational,” as opposed to “linear,” forces on the brain.  Writer Tom Foster explores this important distinction in his article for Popular Science entitled, “The Helmet That Can Save Football.”

Linear forces are straight forward, literally; they hit the impact surface (in this case, the helmet) straight on inflicting a direct line of force.  Rotational forces, ...

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Environmental Enrichment: Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury

brain injuryThe amount and quality of stimulation one receives after suffering a traumatic brain injury can impact the rate and level of a victim’s recovery.  This is the finding of a study recently published in the medical journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  “Environmental enrichment” refers to the cognitive, physical, and social stimulation an individual derives from his or her environment.  The concept also considers ...

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Quick(er) Detection of Traumatic Brain Injuries

brain injuriesThe Infrascanner Model 2000 is a handheld device capable of detecting intracranial bleeding associated with traumatic brain injuries.  The device’s portability allows medical providers to screen patients at the scene of the injury, e.g., an automobile accident, to assess the urgency of the patient’s need for medical care.  This is significant given that, as a general rule, doctors recommend ...

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