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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 -->

Residential Care Counselor Held Accountable for Sexual Abuse

On Friday, July 28th an Ulster County Court sentenced a 50-year-old Kington man to 46 years in prison for sexually abusing six Northeast Centre for Special Care residents. The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recommended “a significant sentence based on the defendant’s proven pattern of sexual abuse…”- Hudson Valley Post The defendant was a -->

The Link Between Slip and Fall Accidents and Brain Injuries

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. Slip and fall accidents, no matter where, how, when and why they occur, can result in strains, fractures, paralysis or painful misalignment of any area of the body. However, traumatic brain injuries are life-altering events that can -->

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. tbi3.jpg Individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury -->

The Effects of Kernicterus

Kernicterus is an uncommon type of brain damage which occurs in newborns who have not been diagnosed with or received proper treatment for Jaundice (a build up of the chemical bilirubin in a newborns blood.)  Jaundice is common amongst newborns. Luckily treatment is often effective and noninvasive. Its only when symptoms are missed, or misdiagnosed -->

Two Commonly Used Crop Pesticides May Damage the Brains of Children & Unborn Babies

Two food crops pesticides may damage the brains of children and unborn babies, according to a safety watchdog alert. The suspect chemicals are used around the world on farms growing grapes, strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, tea and oranges. They are part of a new group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are also used in some flea -->

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 -->

A drug to help brain heal itself

Below is a link to an article about  researchers proposing to use erythropoietin – otherwise known as EPO, to help the brain regenerate neurons. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/a-drug-to-help-brain-heal-itself-20110314-1bu0j.html?utm_source=RSS+Feeds%3A+Aggregate+News+%26+Info&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TBI_News_Information+%28TBI+News+and+Info+-+BrainLine.org%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

Great article on how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound

Below is an article about how Gabrielle Giffords survived her gunshot wound, by Scientific America.  Our prayers are with everyone affected by the Tucson shooting. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gabrielle-giffords-gunshot-survival

Traumatic Brain Injury and Coldplay

Many great trial lawyers have used music to inspire them, as themes of their case, or even just to remind them what they’re fighting for.  Whenever I hear the song “Fix You” by Coldplay, I am always reminded of the struggle that my TBI clients go through every day.  Below are the lyrics to “Fix -->

Veterans are being cheated out of healthcare

I have attached an article from NPR regarding how the Pentagon and private “independent” insurance companies are cheating our heroes out of cognitive rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injuries. This is an unfortunate step back for the US Armed Forces, who have been a leader in brain injury study for sometime.  There are many lessons to be learned from -->

NFL Concussion Reports Up This Season

The Associated Press reported an increase in concussion reports in the NFL this season. As a sports fan and as a neurolaw attorney, I am curious as to what the NFL will do in regards to these concussions. The NFL is filled with, in my opinion, the best athletes in the world. The biggest, fastest, -->

The Labeling of a mTBI

A recent article published by PubMed from the National Institute of Health covers two of the topics I follow the most, traumatic brain injuries and linguistics.  The linguistic aspects of “labeling” are very powerful.  Where many like to say “a picture says a thousand words,” I also believe that a word can show a thousand -->

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury – This article copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the NY Times

N.F.L. Asserts Greater Risks of Head Injury By ALAN SCHWARZ Published: July 26, 2010 This article was copied from the 7/26/10 edition of the New York Times The National Football League is producing a poster that bluntly alerts its players to the long-term effects of concussions, using words like “depression” and “early onset of dementia” that those close to -->

The Reasons I Do What I Do…

I couldn’t sleep last night.  I was anxious about six hearings I had in the morning.  But more than that, I felt a little burnt out for the first time in a long while.  I’ve been taking communications classes on the weekends, while constantly learning medicine at nights, all the while spending most days in -->