Spinal Cord Accident

Social Security Disability: Where Are Recipients Located and Why?

Posted: 09/22/2014

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 »

Advancements Made In New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Posted: 06/18/2014

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 »

Judge Offers 3 Tips To Preventing Social Security Disability Fraud

Posted: 01/20/2014

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 »

New Study Shows Promise In Improved Treatments For Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Posted: 01/08/2014

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 »

FDA Issues Warnings Regarding Spinal Cord Injuries Associated With Anticoagulant Drugs

Posted: 11/06/2013

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 »

Young Man From Indiana Recovering After Spinal Cord Injury

Posted: 02/06/2013

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 »

Low Water Levels Contributing To Increase In Indiana Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted: 08/08/2012

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.

An Indiana spinal cord injury can occur when one or more of a person’s vertebrae are broken, compressed, or dislocated. Read more »

Helmets Save the Lives of Indiana Bikers

Posted: 02/01/2012

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 »

Free Cab Rides Home Thanksgiving Eve In Terre Haute

Posted: 11/23/2011

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 »

Two Injured When Car Strikes Moped

Posted: 07/20/2011

July 20, 2011

An accident in which a car struck a moped occurred last Saturday night, sending two people to the hospital and another to jail. The Terre Haute Tribune Star reported the accident occurred around 10:30 PM on US 40. The driver of the Buick Skylark involved in the crash stated that a driver in front of him made a sudden lane change, causing him to swerve to avoid a collision with that vehicle, instead striking the rear of the moped. Read more »