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Tag Archives: Brain and Head Injuries

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 -->

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

Brain Injury Center Seeks ‘Champions’ to Share Personal Stories

By Robyn Mincher, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center:The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is recruiting survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to share their stories of courage and resilience for its A Head for the Future TBI awareness and prevention initiative. These “TBI champions” will show the importance of recognizing brain injuries, and that recovery is -->

Wounded Warrior Project Participates in 2015 Brain Injury Awareness Day Capitol Hill Event Furthers Education and Awareness of Brain Injury

PR Newswire: Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is on Capitol Hill today for Brain Injury Awareness Day to encourage lawmakers, healthcare professionals, and the public to consider the questions that warriors with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), their caregivers, and their families face every day. TBIs, which occur when a sudden trauma or head injury disrupts brain -->

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 -->

Can Concussions and Exercise Increase Your Chances of Developing ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been all over social media lately with the all familiar ice bucket challenge. The attention A.L.S. is getting from the challenge has raised the debate of whether or not contact sports of vigorous exercise might somehow contribute to the development of the fatal disease. Ever since the Yankees first baseman Lou -->

Working at Heights – What is Suspension Trauma and How Can You Avoid It?

When working at heights, most consideration is devoted to scaffolding and safety harnesses. But what about suspension trauma?What is Suspension Trauma?Suspension trauma, also known as “harness hang syndrome” is caused by holding the body upright and unsupported for an extended period of time. The heart struggles to overcome the effects of gravity, reducing blood flow -->

After Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brain-Injured Veterans Search for Solace

The Wall Street Journal, by Michael M. Phillips Returning U.S. Veterans Face Physical and Mental Hurdles Between Jan. 1, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2013, more than 265,000 U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Most were mild concussions. Some 26,250 troops, however, suffered penetrating head wounds or -->

Financing Brain Injury Research with the N.F.L.’s Money

The National Institutes of Health announced that it plans to use a portion of the NHL’s $30 million grant to finance research projects that will help answer some questions regarding how and why athletes sustain traumatic brain injuries. The agency said $12 million would go toward the research of two projects trying to identify chronic -->

10 Former NHL Players Sue League over Serious Head Injuries

10 former NHL players are suing the league for negligence and fraud. The players filed their suit in federal court in Washington. One of the lawyers is Mel Owens, a former NFL player who has represented scores of other retired players in workers’ compensation cases. The hockey players include players like Rick Vaive and Darren -->

Many Ex-Football Players May Not Be Able to Receive NFL Concussion Settlement

When 4,500 retired players filed a lawsuit after they said the league hid the long-term impact of concussion, the NFL agreed to a $765 million settlement. However, only players with the most severe brain injuries would be eligible to collect, and the estates of the retirees who died before 2006 would be excluded, according to -->

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls

A new study shows that 1 out of 3 nursing home patients hit their head in trip and fall accidents. Video footage was analyzed in 227 fall cases among 133 seniors in nursing home facilities. Research found that the patients struck their heads in 37% of the incidents. They hit their head on the floor -->