Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex and broad name for a variety of head and brain injuries. TBI is defined by the Mayo Clinic as, “Occurring when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.” Traumatic Brain Injury is usually caused by a blow to the head, or hitting ones head on the ground. TBI affects up to 1.4 million people annually in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 deaths and 235,000 hospital admissions. TBI is the number one cause of death and disability in Americans under age 35, according to the CDC. Unfortunately, because the brain is so complex, TBI affects each person a little differently. Because of this, treatment options vary and some are more effective than others. However, there has been a lot of research going into this type of injury, which is Read More

The Realities of High Risk Driving Behaviors

It’s hard to miss the recent dramatic media coverage of celebrities involved in drag racing, high speed car accidents, and chases, some of them ending in fatal collisions that made international headlines. The recent tragic accident involving Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas occurred just miles away from OPO’s corporate office in Valencia, CA.  Society’s fascination with speed is nothing new. It’s a long-standing tradition in television and movies to glorify high-speed chases, drag-racing and eluding the police, all in the name of "speed."  Read More

Owen, Patterson & Owen Launches New Spanish Website

We are excited to announce our new website: Luchando Por Ti (We Fight For You). Everyone has a right to obtain easy access to legal help. Having a site entirely in Spanish is in keeping with our philosophy to better serve our community. Read More

Nine Tips on Kid Safety and the Big Three of Summertime Injuries

Summertime fun shouldn't be derailed by a trip to the hospital. But unfortunately, more than 3 million kids in America under 14 will be rushed to the emergency room with serious injuries this summer, and 2,000 will die. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that the children in your life enjoy their favorite summertime activities safely: Read More