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Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion Education Program

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

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 -->

Brain Injury Awareness Month

  Finkelstein & Partners’ Neurolaw Trial Group is dedicated to providing unparalleled legal representation to Personal Injury victims suffering from the devastating effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), spinal injuries and Severe Chronic Pain. Please join us this month as we help to spread a very important message from the Brain Injury Association of America: -->

Brain Injuries: The Importance of Understanding Long-Term Effects and Potential Risks

Experts estimate nearly 2 million people sustain brain injuries each year. A brain injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and complex injury that can occur to anyone, at anytime.  Symptoms and complications vary based on the individual affected and the severity of the injury. Individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury often -->

Albany’s Project Lifesaver Success

Project Lifesaver was designed to bring peace of mind to the loved ones of those prone to wandering. Who wanders? Wandering is a behavior associated with various conditions, including those with head injuries (or traumatic brain injuries), Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, down syndrome, dementia, and those on the autism spectrum. How does wandering effect caregivers and -->

Brain Injury Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

The Finkelstein and Partners’ Neurolaw Trial Group is dedicated to providing first-rate legal services to victims suffering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Understanding the long term effects of a TBI is often instrumental in ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve. For years medical professionals have studied the relationship -->

Workplace Injury More Common Than You Think

Many workers assume they are safe on the job, however some common workplace injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, actually occur quite frequently and to workers who have relatively ‘safe’ jobs.  According to the National Institute of Health the leading causes of fatal brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and contact with objects. Each of -->

Brain Injury Linked to Late-Life Parkinsons

Brain injury researchers are constantly searching for better ways to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, researchers are making strides towards understanding how brain injuries effect victims long term.  How common are brain injuries? According to the Brain Injury Association of New York State every 13 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a traumatic -->

Traumatic Brain Injury Client Testimonial

  Brain injuries cases can be especially complex. Brain injuries often require ongoing treatment that can become quite costly. Because of the complexities of this type of case we have a dedicated traumatic brain injury attorney group. We have successfully sought justice for countless brain injury victims. Below is a recent testimonial from one of our traumatic -->

Recent Studies Shed a New Light on PTSD Side Effects and Physical Implications

In 2010 a neuropathologist  was commissioned by the Pentagon to research how the human brain is affected after being in the close proximity of an explosion. It is now more crucial than ever to develop a better understanding of the effects of brain injuries as a vast number of service members have been diagnosed with -->

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 -->