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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 -->

Military Struggling With Traumatic Brain Injury Fallout

By Leo Duran: Top current and former officials in the U.S. Military are raising the alarm over the disturbing combination of high rates of Traumatic Brain Injury in the armed forces and a lack of public policy solutions to adequetly address the problem. Researchers are only now getting their arms around the magnitude of the -->

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 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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

Veterans with ‘bad paper’ discharges seek help from Congress

By Martin C. Evans: A bill, introduced last June by Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), would require Defense Department panels that evaluate a veteran’s request to prove that PTSD or traumatic brain injury were not the reason for the veteran’s discharge. The proposed legislation is gaining support in Congress, including from members of Long Island’s delegation.  “It’s -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

How to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries

Each year, 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury occur and at least 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a TBI-related disability. Preventing a traumatic brain injury can be done in some simple steps. Teach your family and friends these steps to avoiding the possibility of permanent disability or even death: Always Wear a -->

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 -->

Hits to the Head Don’t Differ With Age

According to research, most head injuries sustained football players, both youth and adult, occur during practice rather than games. Research presented by the annual Biomedical Engineering Society conference, tracked about 120 players from 7- to 18-years-old over two football seasons. Each athlete wore six devices in their helmets to measure the force, position and direction -->