Tag Archives: Brain and Head Injuries

Concussion Education Program

Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that often leave invisible, life-altering wounds. Concussions and brain injuries became more widely talked about when the number of NFL players and U.S. service members diagnosed with TBIs began to soar. More than five years ago the NFL and U.S. army initiated a long-term program to care for -->

Why You May See Things Differently After a Brain Injury

Each year more than a million traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases are reported in the United States. While the term TBI is most often associated with sports-related injuries (football players are especially prone to sustaining TBIs), most TBIs are caused during every day events. The leading cause of TBI is fall down accidents, followed by -->

Predicting the Long Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Experts are continuously seeking ways to accurately diagnose brain injuries in a timely fashion. When a patient is diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, many of their questions, including, “what will the long term effects be?” are difficult, if not impossible, to answer. There are a number of variables that contribute to long-term effects of -->

Bettering our Communities, One Step at a Time

On August 27th our team at Finkelstein & Partners was busy helping with a number of community events. Personal injury attorney Lawrence Lissauer was one of our volunteers at New Windsor community day. We have been proud participants at New Windsor Community day for several years now. Our sponsorship helps fund the event and other -->

Army Vet Finds Unconventional Way to Promote TBI Awareness

An Afghanistan and Iraq Army veteran who sustained multiple service related injuries, including a damaged spine, inner ear and eye injuries, and a traumatic brain injury (TBI) recently made national headlines.  Two years ago the veteran, a former Army Delta Air force captain, was in the midst of seeking treatment for his condition(s) when he -->

Teen Allegedly Using SnapChat During Crash, Sued by Victims

A Georgia teen has been accused of using a social media app known as SnapChat in the moments leading up to a serious crash. The teen struck another vehicle, leaving one of it’s passengers with serious brain damage. According to the victim’s legal team the teen was using SnapChat’s speed filter, which captures the speed -->

Teen Seriously Hurt in Fishkill Crash

A young driver lost control of his vehicle on Sunday, April 3rd in East Fishkill. According to authorities the 18-year old driver hit a tree on Sandy Pines Boulevard. The driver was transported to a Poughkeepsie area hospital with a serious head injury.  Authorities have yet to determine what caused the crash. Local police ask -->

Brain Injuries: More Common Than You Think

Through the month of March Brain injury awareness has been promoted, to help communities and individuals learn more about a tragic condition that effects so many. You may be surprised to find how often Brain injuries occur. The infographic below outlines how frequently healthy individuals become brain injury victims.  brain_injury_fp.jpg Click here to learn more -->

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is the Brain Injury Association’s (BIAA) annual awareness month. Over the course of the month the BIAA encourages the general public to learn more about how brain injuries are caused and the everyday struggles that those who have suffered a brain injury endure. The current BIAA theme is “Not Alone.” How common are brain -->

Brain Bank Opens To Help Study PTSD In War Veterans

By Kelly Ogle:  More than 50 brain banks exist in the United States — allowing researchers to study brain tissue samples from donor’s suffering from alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease and even depression. Yet there has never been a brain bank to study PTSD – until now. Read more here:  http://www.news9.com/story/30711539/brain-bank-opens-to-help-study-ptsd-in-war-veterans