Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

VA announces new TBI exams

By: A.J. Lagoe and Steven Eckert, KARE: Responding to disclosures that it used unqualified doctors to diagnose traumatic brain injuries, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced plans to offer new TBI exams to nearly 25,000 veterans nationwide.  “It was a systemic national problem that we’ve identified that we are working to fix now,” David McLenachen, -->

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 -->

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

There has been a lot of talk about football and concussions in players, but new research suggests that brain changes can occur in high school football players when less severe head injuries occur. The study found that repeated blows to the head after just one season could cause significant changes in the brain, even if -->

Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three NFL Players

The NFL has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at a younger age than in the general population. Despite the NFL’s disputes over the years against evidence that its players had a high rate -->

Brain Trauma Extends to the Soccer Field

false Former soccer player Patrick Grange, 29, was found with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease is linked to repeated blow to the head, following his death. This is the strongest indication that the condition is not only limited to athletes in sports known for violent collisions, like football. Researchers at Boston University and -->

Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-Term & Severe Outcomes

TBI-Infographic.jpg Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, TBI’s contribute to a large number of deaths and permanent disability. At least 1.7 million cases of TBI occur each year. There are two types of severe TBIs: Closed & Penetrating. Closed TBI is described as an injury -->

Let’s Include Children in the Concussion Discussion

As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the serious effects of repeated head injuries. Educating parents, coaches and school staff on preventing concussions is imperative. It is important to know how to recognize a concussion and the steps you as a parent, teacher or coach need to follow: Image provided by: Doctoroz.com The -->

Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain

The New York Times has published this article about the Obama administration’s latest undertaking to examine the workings of the human brain.  This could have significant implications in many areas, including gaining a better understanding of such diseases facing future generations like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.  Our Neurolaw Trial Group is dedicated to  providing unparalleled legal -->

CDC reports increase in ED visits for concussions in children, teenagers.

A large number of media sources discussed a report showing a sizable increase in kids and teenagers visiting the emergency department (ED) for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The New York Times (10/7, B17, Zinser, Subscription Publication) reported that emergency department “visits by children and adolescents for brain injuries jumped more than 60 percent over an -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP