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Popular Highchair Recalled

Popular Highchair Recalled

Graco has recalled their Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair line due to a potential fall hazard. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the highchair’s rear legs can pivot out of position making the chair unstable and posing a fall hazard to a child in the highchair”. To date there has been 38 reported instances -->

Brain Anomaly Tied to PTSD & Brain Injury in Vets

By Traci Pederson: A new study finds that veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to have a larger amygdala — the part of the brain that helps regulate emotion — compared to veterans with mild TBIs who didn’t develop PTSD. Read more here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2017/07/18/veterans-with-brain-injury-ptsd-have-larger-amygdala-than-those-with-brain-injury-only/123382.html

New PTSD study identifies potential path to treatment

By Bill Hathaway:  A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National PTSD Brain Bank, and Yale University—has identified a new potential mechanism contributing to the biology of the disorder that may be targeted by future treatments. Read more here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-ptsd-potential-path-treatment.html

Learn More About Safe Cycling in Ulster County This Weekend

On Saturday, July 15th a free Bike Fest is taking place at the Kingston Library from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. This event will include a children’s bike skills program (no bike needed), a community bike repair clinic, a helmet fitting clinic, a free community barbecue for participants (provided by the Kingston Elks Lodge 550), and lots -->

Did You Know June is National Safety Month?

Every year hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of unintentional injuries, and millions more are treated in emergency rooms across the country. June is National Safety Month, we encourage you to utilize the opportunity to learn more about how you can promote safety and reduce the likelihood of preventable injuries in your -->

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 -->

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 -->

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, -->

Unqualified Doctors Perform Over 20 Thousand VA TBI Exams

Traumatic brain injuries often result in devastating, life-long effects. Sadly many victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries are never properly diagnosed. Undiagnosed TBI patients are deprived the opportunity to receive important access to treatment and symptom management.   tbi_2.jpg Because early detection is imperative to patient health, the VA Policy states initial traumatic brain injury -->

Unqualified VA doctors performed 25,000 TBI exams

By AJ Lagoe and Steven Eckert: The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to contact nearly 25,000 veterans nationwide to say they’re entitled to new exams for traumatic brain injuries, known as TBI’s.  That’s the latest development in a KARE 11 News investigation that revealed the VA had been using doctors who, by its own policy, -->

Tractor Trailer Accident Victim Shares Their Experience with Finkelstein & Partners

“When I was on 84 a tractor trailer crashed into my car causing my tire to blow out. My vehicle rolled and I was really hurt. I lost consciousness and was diagnosed with a TBI. When my friend told me to call Finkelstein & Partners I didn’t realize how important that call was. I lost -->

Firm Employees Gather to Cheer on Army Black Knight’s at West Point

On Saturday, November 14th Finkelstein & Partners employees joined thousands of WestPoint fans as the Black Knights took on Tulane. Cheering on the West Point team was certainly a fun way to show support but as many veterans and their families know being enlisted sometimes comes with challenges. In recognizing this Finkelstein & Partners strives -->

New survey finds significant number of veterans with PTSD and TBI

A new survey of 23,000 injured service members finds post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two of the biggest mental health issues facing veterans right now. Perhaps the most significant finding is more than three in four wounded veterans are dealing with PTSD.  Wounded Warrior Project estimates at least 400,000 service members -->

$ 500,000 Settlement Collected for Poughkeepsie Woman

At the end of August Finkelstein & Partners attorneys were able to collect a maximum available insurance settlement 10 months prior to the scheduled trial date. Our client fell outside of her Poughkeepsie, NY apartment. The landlord had neglected to shovel and salt the common areas, or take general safety precautions like installing a railing. The -->

VA Extends Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end in 2014, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”) extended this program through October 2017. “We are pleased to extend -->