Browse Category

Industry News

House the Homeless Survey Links Traumatic Brain Injury to Homelessness

AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

Since 1997 House the Homeless, Inc. has been conducting various surveys focused on the condition of homelessness. The present survey specifically focuses on historical symptoms and indicators found within the pool of people experiencing homelessness.

By all indications, there are a significant number of these symptoms and indicators present. This suggests a strong possible linkage between past head trauma and people who now find themselves homeless on the streets of America.

The survey can be found at

People growing up in America, as a matter of normal daily activity, have experienced rough and tumble activity or play. Additionally, many people have often engaged in formal or informal contact sports (often without protective headgear).

Our purpose in surveying adults in the general homeless population is to determine if there might be indicators or symptoms that point to past head trauma. This is significant when looking at the 2010 House the Homeless, Health Survey,, when we learned that 49% of people experiencing homelessness, by their own self-reporting, have become so disabled that they cannot work a full 40 hour a week job.

It is also clear that little is known and very few steps have been taken to prevent head injuries that affect the brain. It was only as recently as 1943 that the National Football League, NFL, began to require helmets.

While their design has helped prevent skull fractures we have only recently come to realize the inherent irony that while a good helmet can help a race car driver or a fullback from cracking their skull open, a closed head injury can cause severe brain damage. Post trauma, the closed skull cannot yield to the expanding brain and permanent damage can occur. So collapsible fins encased in double hulled layers with a cushioned outer covering are being explored even as this press release is being launched.

But what about jungle gyms and falling out of tree injuries? Until we understand the nature of these injuries, we will not know their suspected connections with Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, memory problems, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and even Bi-polar Disorder, etc. All of the debilitating conditions share neurotransmitter disruption. Perhaps the high level of indicators found within the population point to a possible cause of homelessness.

Accident Claims Solicitors Cautious Over Lord Justice Jackson’s Fixed Costs Recommendations

If you have suffered a serious injury such as a brain injury, or spinal injury, then it’s essential that you get the compensation payouts that are just and suited to your accident claim.

With that in mind it’s interesting to see some of the recent news come out from Lord Jackson’s comments, and accident claims solicitors are certainly reacting on the Internet including comments on Twitter and social media.

What the Solicitor’s Journal Say:

Fixed costs for complex cases deemed ‘totally inappropriate’ and may prevent legitimate claims being pursued, say the Law Society and Bar Council

‘Extremely concerning’ proposals to fixed the costs in all civil claims at £250,000 risk access to justice and tilting the courts further in favour of government and big business.

In his speech on 28 January to the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association, Lord Justice Jackson revealed his recommendations to extend fixed costs to all civil claims, including personal injury cases up to a value of £250,000, irrespective of complexity.

Speaking in Westminster, the judge said it was time to extend the fees regime but called on the government to pause plans for fixed fees for clinical negligence.

The Court of Appeal judge admitted his recommendations may not be warmly welcomed by solicitors, but argued that the reforms would have a positive impact on costs management.

Read more @ Solicitors Journal dot com