Spinal Cord Accident
We are able to control our body’s functions by sending electrical impulses between the brain and other parts of our body through a series of nerves and tissues that run through our spinal cord. When a spinal cord injury occurs though, these connections can be severed, which can cause the victim to lose mobility and some senses.
Luckily, there are several new treatments being developed for those who suffer a spinal cord injury. Read more »
There are currently more than 10 million Americans who depend on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as their main source of income, and data indicates some areas of our nation see higher rates of beneficiaries than others. This leaves many citizens questioning which factors affecting Social Security Disability claims may be causing concentrated disabled populations in certain regions.
Records from the Social Security Administration (SSA) indicate the southeastern section of our country has the highest population of SSD recipients. Read more »
It’s no secret that a spinal cord injury can have a serious impact on a victim’s mobility and function. Luckily, advancements are currently being made in the treatment of such injuries.
An article released by Becker’s Spine Review explained how a team of researchers is using stem cells to help patients who have severed their spinal cord recover from their injuries. Dr. Armin Curt, MD, stated that his team has been examining the effects of directly transplanting stem cells into the spinal cords of injury victims, while also using an immunosuppressive treatment. Read more »
January 20, 2014
Several weeks ago, hundreds of former New York police officers and firefighters were indicted on charges of Social Security Disability Fraud. Estimates show these individuals may have collected more than $400 million in improper Social Security Disability payments over the past 13 years, making the case one of the largest scams in the program’s history.
The case leaves many citizens wondering what can be done to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. Read more »
Spinal cord injuries occur when trauma severs the bundle of nerves running along the bones in an individual’s back. Such an accident can result in serious damage, including loss of function and sensation in the limbs and body. The Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out a new study shows use of Schwann cells can help regenerate damaged nerve axons, thus improving mobility and bodily function in spinal cord injury victims. Read more »
November 6, 2013
While there are numerous causes to both spinal cord injuries and drug injuries, the two have rarely been associated with one another, until now. The Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a set of safety warnings regarding the use of anticoagulant medications and the risk of spinal bleeding and paralysis.
According to an FDA Press Release, taking anticoagulant medications, such as enoxaparin, can result in complications like spinal column bleeding, if a spinal catheter is removed too soon after taking the medication. Read more »
February 6, 2013
A young man from Fort Wayne, Indiana, may never walk again as the result of a spinal cord injury he suffered while skiing in December. WISHTV News discussed what the victim’s road to recovery has been like and what the future may hold for him.
The victim’s mother explains that on Christmas Eve, the young man rode the ski lift up the mountain alone and never returned. Search parties were deployed and discovered the young man a short time later. Read more »
August 8, 2012
Swimming is a fun and relaxing way to cool off during the dog days of summer, but it is important to be aware of the dangers that lurk just beneath the surface. According to INC Now News, emergency rooms across Indiana are seeing an increase in the number of spinal cord injuries as well as neck injuries associated with shallow diving.
February 1, 2012
While riding a motorcycle or moped can be an effective and efficient way of getting around town, they do present a greater risk of injury to the rider in the event of an accident.
Take for instance the case reported by WTHITV 10 News yesterday of a moped rider left in critical condition after crashing into a vehicle without a helmet on. The crash happened at around 4:00 Monday afternoon at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and US-41 when the 49-year-old male moped driver collided with the rear end of a sedan. Read more »
November 23, 2011
Thanksgiving Eve is a night most people arrive to holiday destinations to visit and eat with friends and family the next day. Since most people don’t have to work the following day, the excitement of the upcoming holiday can often lead to heavy drinking. That is why, according to the Tribune-Star, the local Terre Haute, Indiana, law firm Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, & Newlin are offering free cab rides home for anyone who may have had too much to drink. Read more »