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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Claims In Queens

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Every year, brain injury from work accident survivors battle serious medical problems due to bad falls on the job. Still, other New York City accident victims develop major head injuries in car and truck accidents. In fact, close to 1.5 million Americans annually suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Like most patients, you are probably eager to learn more about being accurately diagnosed and fully treated so you can return to your former job and lifestyle. We have designed this article to answer many of your questions. Our Queens brain injury law firm will work hard to help you win the maximum...

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New York Brain Injury Lawyer

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that each year nearly 1.5 million people in the United States suffer a brain injury. The CDC also found that currently, more than 5 million Americans have required prolonged hospitalization or long-term medical care because of traumatic brain injuries. Frekhtman & Associates represent victims of traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, and other types of personal injuries within New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. [table-of-content] What Are Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries? A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often caused by a blunt force impact with some outside entity. A TBI can occur as a result...

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Tips from a Brain Injury Attorney on How to Recognize TBI

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Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is brain dysfunction caused by an outside force. Nearly 1.7 million people suffer from a TBI each year resulting in 52,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes account for most TBI-related deaths in those 5–14 years old and almost half in those 15–24 years old. Though symptoms from a TBI can manifest immediately after an injury, sometimes they will not occur until weeks later. Therefore, here are some tips on how to recognize TBI from a traumatic brain injury attorney. Those that suffer from mild traumatic brain injury may exhibit signs of: short-term loss of consciousness confusion headache,...

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Brain injury lawyer examines new findings on subconcussive blows to the head

In recent years, researchers have been paying more attention to the effects of repeated blows to the head suffered by football players and other athletes explains a New York City brain injury lawyer. For example, some retired football players have developed Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated brain trauma. The trauma can result not only from concussions, but also from subconcussive blows - hits to the head that may not lead to symptoms or concussion diagnoses, but nevertheless affect the brain when they occur repeatedly over time. Recent findings from high school football players Along with investigating older...

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How To Recognize Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Children and Teens

How To Recognize Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Children

Whether they are toddlers or teens, it can be difficult to tell when children have suffered a serious head or brain injuries if they are not crying or complaining. Far too often, small children and teens just think they are feeling a bit odd – and have no idea that they should either obtain immediate medical help or lie down and rest for an extended period. All this puts extra pressure on parents, teachers, and other caregivers to carefully observe and get help for any child with visible problems. Yet until children reach school age, (unless they are undergoing routine medical...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury in New York City

In the U.S. over five million people live with a brain injury while over one million head injuries occur each year. New York City or Manhattan has some of the top medical specialists in the world who can diagnose and treat various brain injuries caused by accidents in the New York area. It is vital to immediately hire an experienced brain injury attorney who works closely with top medical specialists so that a head injury may receive proper medical care leading to the greatest chance of cure. While helping individuals get better by coordinating their medical care, an experienced New...

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Damages in New York City Brain Injury Cases

Those who haven’t suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) often assume that the most difficult problems survivors must confront occur right after their accidents as they undergo surgeries and different treatments prior to completing rehabilitation programs. Yet reality shows that many TBI patients wind up struggling with their injuries for the rest of their lives. In most cases, traumatic brain injuries develop after a person endures some type of blow, jolt or bump to the head that disrupts normal brain functioning. While these events may only last a few seconds, the damage is often extensive. In fact, Centers for Disease Control...

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New York City Brain Injury Diagnostic Testing

There are a number of diagnostic tests that can help doctors pinpoint the location of a brain injury for prognosis and treatment. One valuable type of imaging scan is a SPECT or PET-SCAN which shows a traumatic brain injury in color. PET Scan PET Scan is short for positron emission tomography. In the U.S., close to 2 million people suffer a brain injury each year with up to eighty five percent of all injuries being classified as mild TBI. However, a conventional MRI cannot diagnose mild TBI as it is simply insensitive to this injury. A PET SCAN is a functional imaging...

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Brain Injury Case Values Can Vary Greatly

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Brain Injury Case Values Can Vary Greatly Predicting the possible settlement value of a head or brain injury case is extremely complicated since most clients experience many unique sets of problems. However, once our law firm has had the chance to review a client’s medical records and billings, we’re in a much better position to try and assign a potential value to a case – assuming there is ample proof of liability of one or more defendants named in the lawsuit. As many clients know, immediate treatment after suffering a head injury is crucial. This holds true whether someone has been injured...

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NY traumatic brain injury attorneys examine the evidence: What can sleep cycles tell us about TBI recovery?

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can result in a variety of painful, disruptive, and protracted symptoms, including loss of consciousness explains one of the New York traumatic brain injury attorneys at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. For people with moderate to severe TBIs, loss of consciousness is a significant effect that can be measured in minutes, hours, or days, depending on the scope of the injury. Among its other disruptions, it interferes with people's sleep-wake cycle. What effect can this have on recovery? One avenue of research is exploring the connection between the sleep-wake cycle and improvements in consciousness and cognition...

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