What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is responsible for many disabilities and deaths worldwide each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, over 64,000 deaths occur due to TBI. In other words, 176 Americans¹ die from TBI-related injuries every day.  TBI also causes over 223,000 hospitalizations annually, … Continued

$5M Discovery Sanction Leveled Against Figaro USA

The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois has sanctioned defendants in a product liability case for egregious and intentional discovery violations. The case—Ainsworth v. Figaro Engineering Company et al—involves the failure of a carbon monoxide sensor which resulted in a young boy being gassed by carbon monoxide. He has been diagnosed with serious brain injury. … Continued

Carbon Monoxide Gassing

More than 15,000 people are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for carbon monoxide gassing, and approximately 500 people a year die from the poisoning.  Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States.  Its danger is heightened by the fact that it is a colorless and odorless gas and, … Continued

Schuster Representing Boy In Carbon Monoxide Case

Robert P. Schuster, P.C., is representing a ten year old boy who was gassed by carbon monoxide in his home and now suffers from brain damage. The case is filed in Cook County, Illinois, against the manufacturer of a sensor device that was part of a carbon monoxide detector. In spite of alarmingly high levels … Continued