About Gordon Johnson


Attorney Gordon Johnson is one of the nations leading brain injury advocates. He is Past-Chair of the TBILG, a national group of more than 150 brain injury advocates. He has spoken at numerous brain injury seminars and is the author of some of the most read brain injury web pages on the internet.

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New Illinois Law to Treat Bicyclists and Cars as Equals

New Illinois Law to Treat Bicyclists and Cars as Equals

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill into law that treats bicycles and automobiles as equals, giving bicyclists the same rights including but not limited to right of way. The bike-sharing service, Divvy, launched in Chicago in June 2013 with 750 bikes at 75 stations, and many more bicyclists also share the roads with drivers.(…)

Removal from Play After Concussion Shortens Recovery Time

The New York Times reported on a new study that states high school athletes who are removed from play after a concussion recover twice as quickly as those who keep playing. “The goal was to compare recovery times and clinical outcomes between athletes that stayed in the game and those who were immediately removed following(…)

East Chicago Housing Project Exposed to High Levels of Lead

Families in an East Chicago, Indiana housing project may have been exposed to lead and arsenic for decades. While the United States Environmental Protection Agency found hotspots in 2008, the community was only recently notified of contamination. Last month, the residents of West Calumet Housing Complex learned the soil surrounding the complex contains staggering levels(…)

Outcomes of Craniectomy to Relieve ICP

Outcomes of Craniectomy to Relieve ICP

In one study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers, led by Peter J. Hutchinson, Ph.D., F.R.C.S., looked at the outcomes of people who undergo the surgical procedure craniectomy to lessen intracranial pressure (ICP) due to traumatic brain injury. A craniectomy involves a surgical procedure where a portion of the skull is removed to(…)

Northwestern Student Dies In Bicycle Accident the First Week of School

Northwestern Student Dies In Bicycle Accident the First Week of School

The Daily Northwestern reported that a first-year Northwestern student was killed in a bicycle accident Thursday at about 5 p.m. She was biking at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Garrett Place, when she was struck by a cement truck. The student was identified as Chuyuan “Chu” Qiu, according to an email to the Northwestern(…)

Security Breach in Donald Trump’s Hotel Chain

Security Breach in Donald Trump’s Hotel Chain

Donald Trump’s hotel chain has agreed to pay $50,000 in fines over a security breach in the hotels’ data system, which exposed customers to a security threat. The hotel chain will also revamp its security policies due to 70,000 credit card numbers and personal information of customers being threatened, according to the New York Times.(…)

It’s Time To Get Your Furnace Checked in Illinois

It’s about to get cold. That means it is time to get your furnace checked. That is essential to preventing deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. People should be making sure their furnaces are cleaned and maintained. Make sure furnace filters and combustion chambers are clean, and make sure the vent pipes are free of debris in(…)

New Grant Money Goes to Research on the Glymphatic System

Two new grants, totalling more than $4.5 million, are going to the lab of University of Rochester Medical Center scientist Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc. to study a somewhat newly discovered system that keeps the brain clean. The new grants include $3.8 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and $769,000 from(…)

Study Finds That Running Increases the Lifespan of Brain Damaged Mice

A recent study published in the journal Cell Reports stated that running for physical exercise could help repair some types of brain damage. The discovery was made as a result of basic research out of the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The study emphasized how important basic research is. It consisted of genetically(…)

Researchers Discover Way To Slow Down Brain’s Aging Process

Researchers may have discovered a way to slow down the brain’s process of aging, which could have implications for people who will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia. The results were unexpected. The researchers accidentally found that ultrasounds or sound wave therapy could have slowed the aging process in laboratory mice. Dr. Robert Hatch from the University(…)