Category Archives: Brain Injury

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported in Osceola County Florida

Florida is a popular state for motorcyclists given the year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. Unfortunately, Florida also ranks as one of the deadliest states in regards to fatal motorcycle accident crashes each year. In rural eastern Osceola County a motorcyclist died after riding into a trailer pulled by an RV. The 59-year-old deceased man was from DeLand, but his identity was not released because the next-of-kin had not been notified. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred on U.S. Highway 192, east of Hibiscus Road. The motorcycle fell over after it struck the rear of the trailer, … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Abuse Closes Jacksonville, Florida Glenwood Nursing Center

Elder Abuse Nursing home abuse is a serious problem in Florida and has now resulted in the closing of a Jacksonville Nursing Home, Glenwood Nursing Center. In accordance with Florida Statute 440.022(O) residents living in a nursing home have a right to be protected from personal injuries resulting from mental or physical abuse. Due to an investigation by the Department of Children and Families, it came to light that such protections were not in place at Jacksonville’s Glenwood Nursing Center and on July 15, 2010, residents and their families discovered the State of Florida will be revoking the facility’s license … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Caused by Boyfriend’s Abuse Makes Florida Girl Appreciate Life

Amanda Linn was a 20-year-old nursing student at Kent State University when her life was changed forever by a drunken boyfriend’s abusive rage. Linn was attending a party with her boyfriend at his fraternity house when he turned on her in a drunken rage, violently shaking her and slamming her head against a bed post. She managed to escape and thought she had not suffered any major injuries until three weeks later, when she developed headaches and tingling in her legs. Diagnosed at Cleveland Clinic with a brain injury caused by a leaking blood vessel, Linn eventually had to undergo … Continue reading

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