December 13, 2017

Washington DC Brain Injury Lawyer

Traumatic brain injury is often the result of someone else’s negligence. Attorneys can help TBI victims hold the people responsible for their injuries accountable. Symptoms can include memory loss, fatigue, headaches, and the inability to concentrate. People who experience such symptoms because of an accident where other people are involved should contact an attorney.

Mood disturbances following brain injury can present in a variety of ways. It is not unusual for the mood symptoms to be subtle, but for behavioral manifestations to predominate, such as irritability, uncooperativeness, apathy, poor progression or effort in rehabilitation. The mood disturbances may not necessarily meet traditional psychiatric criteria, but may present more as a mood lability or dyscontrol. Often, it is more accurate to refer to a dysregulation of mood, as brain injured patients can show features of several mood disorders, rather than fit neatly into any one diagnostic category currently used. The traumatic brain injured population is at increased risk for developing depressive disorders, with estimates of major depression occurring at about 25% or higher…(Ref:http://ccm.psych.uic.edu/PatientInfo/TBIInfo.aspx)

LOCAL INFORMATION IN WASHINGTON DC
The site on which the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse is now located was part of a 500 acre patent granted to Maryland Resident Richard Pinner. After his death, the property was left to his sons Richard and William on October 11, 1666. After both sons died, the property was left to their mother, Ann Atkins Pinner; and after her death, it was inherited by Richard Pinner’s daughters, Anna and Elizabeth. In 1718, it appears that the land was purchased by Dr. Gustavus Brown of Port Tobacco and by 1730 it was acquired by a syndicate of investors, led by Washington real estate tycoon James Greenleaf and Robert Morris, a financier of the American Revolution. These investors constructed a series of structures called “Wheat Row.” This development ran along what was later called 4½ Street (John Marshall Place). By 1792, the future courthouse site (about ten blocks south of Wheat Row), remained undeveloped, but had been subdivided into two parcels. The parcel called “Beall’s Levels”, owned by Benjamin Oden, would be the site of the future courthouse…
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