Category Archives: Ask Dr John

Ask Dr. John – Post-Traumatic Knee Injuries

Diller Law has helped clients who have had post-traumatic knee injuries. There are a wide array of injuries that can occur to the knee, and we know how severe some may be. Our attorney Dr. John Naranja MD, JD, who is a past practicing orthopedic surgeon, has professional experience handling knee injuries and has written […]

Ask Dr. John – Cervical Spine Injuries

Diller Law has had many clients come to us with injuries to their cervical spine. We know these injuries can be serious and that there is an array of treatments available for people who are suffering from these injuries. Our attorney Dr. John Naranja MD, JD, who is a past orthopedic surgeon, has professional experience […]

Ask Dr John – The Development of Occipital Neuralgia after a Concussion or Whiplash

Occipital Neuralgia is a pain condition affecting the nerves that provide sensation to the back of the head. Occipital refers to the back of the head and neuralgia refers to pain coming from a nerve. It can be caused by a number of factors, but most commonly we see this condition in our practice as […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – An Updated Classification of mTBI and Concussions

In a previous article, we discussed the important topic of concussions (also known as mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI) and their incidence, mechanisms of injury, and signs and symptoms. We also identified that there is no objective way to diagnose mTBI/concussions. As a result, medical providers look to clinical criteria or checklists to make […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – COVID-19 Outbreaks at Nursing Homes – A Source of Legal Inquiry and Question of Organizational Responsibility

Long-term care facilities, or nursing homes, are responsible for delivering safe care to their elderly residents. Typically, residents have neither the physical ability nor mental capacity to live independently. Residents rely on the nursing homes themselves to prevent undue exposure to danger, that includes infectious disease. With the advent of COVID-19 and its devastating effects, […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – Motorcycle Safety

During Motorcycle Safety Month, we are highlighting statistics and studies that informs riders and potential riders about motorcycle safety. According to the National Safety Council, 14% of traffic deaths involve a motorcycle, even though motorcycles only make up 3% of all registered vehicles. Studies show that motorcyclists who wear a helmet reduce their risk of death by 37% to 42%. Unhelmeted riders are three times as likely than helmeted riders to helmets to sustain a traumatic brain injury. Remember to drive safe.

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Ask Dr John Esq – What is a Retained Placenta?

Labor can be divided into three stages. The final stage of labor, delivery of the placenta, is a necessary part of the labor process. Complications of a retained placenta include life-threatening bleeding or infection. These may require a blood transfusion, hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, and/or surgery.

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