Entries by Attorney Gordon Johnson

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning while Boating

Hidden Dangers Result in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning while Boating Carbon monoxide poisoning while boating results from design flaws in boat exhaust which are not clearly obvious to most boaters. By Rebecca Martin In recent years the speed of the propagation of half-truths has increased dramatically due to social media. The reason I am not referring […]

Loss of Smell Changes Life

Loss of Smell – Profound Sensory Loss Loss of Smell is a profound sensory loss that subtly can impact the joy of life, disrupt taste and leave a survivor with ongoing disability. By Rebecca Martin A recent article in the New York Times about “Super Taster”, Michele Crippa, and his battle to recover his sense […]

Covid Brain Dysfunction Must be Tackled

A Future Adapting to Covid Brain Dysfunction Covid brain dysfunction is a real challenge going forward as Covid can damage brain cells, as well as disrupt emotions and increase anxiety. By Rebecca Martin I would like to talk about the psychosocial and medical issues that can cause Covid brain dysfunction. Covid is such an acutely […]

Urban Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Urban Populations at Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning disproportionately impacts minorities and the poor because of the greed and nature of urban landlords. By Rebecca Martin Why are people in certain demographics more at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning? We have to look at the inherent risk factors in the lower income […]

Carbon Monoxide Misdiagnosis Still Too Common

Protocols for Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Misdiagnosis Carbon monoxide misdiagnosis must be addressed with emergency protocols developed that focus on environmental and epidemiological factors. By Rebecca Martin We have noted in previous blogs that it is widely agreed that educating first responders and emergency room staff to the protocols of assessing incoming patients for carbon monoxide […]

TheZone Camp Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

New York Boy’s Camp Carbon Monoxide Poisoning TheZone Camp carbon monoxide poisoning in New York is another preventable tragedy as little thought is given to the path of exhaust gases. By Rebecca Martin One might expect that summer incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning would be directly related to seasonal activities and a lack of preparedness […]

Private Infrastructure Repair Needed

Investment Needed to Make Private Infrastructure Repairs Private infrastructure repair must be as large of a priority as roads and bridges and that infrastructure includes boilers and furnaces. By Rebecca Martin As the tragedy and the scandal of Surfside keeps cascading like the storm surge of a hurricane, Americans are realizing that it is not […]

Comfort Inn Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Freeport Maine Comfort Inn Carbon Monoxide Poisoning The three hospitalized in the Freeport, Maine Comfort Inn Carbon Monoxide poisoning continues pattern of hotel chains neglect of guest safety. Despite hundreds of serious carbon monoxide poisonings, hotels still fail to do the basic things to prevent serious injuries and death. By Attorney Gordon Johnson This morning’s […]

PTSD and Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt a Lingering Problem after CO Poisoning Survivor’s Guilt and other Anxiety related symptoms interact with brain damage deficits to significantly complicate recovery after carbon monoxide poisoning. This blog is a followup to last weeks blog on brain damage and mood disorders. By Rebecca Martin When I think back over recounts of accidents over […]

Brain Damage Mood Disorders

Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar After Brain Damage Brain damage mood disorders are common after trauma, and include depression, anxiety and complex personality changes that hard to categorize and treat. Organic injury to the cells of the brain will change how the brain feels and acts. By Rebecca Martin It is a widely held belief that brain […]