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Research shows brain injury linked to increased risk of road rage

Individuals who have suffered injuries to the brain may face cognitive challenges in New York, such as not being able to concentrate in school. They may also suffer from physical difficulties, such as ringing in their ears or poor coordination. However, one other side effect of traumatic brain injury, according to research, is a higher likelihood of engaging in road rage.

Premises liability suit filed after man reportedly falls on ice

Falling on a slippery surface on someone else's property in New York can cause serious harm to an individual. For instance, a person may suffer broken bones or torn ligaments, or he or she may even suffer severe injuries to the brain or the spinal cord, which can be life-changing. In one recent out-of-state premises liability case, a man was hurt after falling on ice.

Family claims medical malpractice led to man's death

When a person is suffering from an illness in New York, he or she typically trusts a physician to correctly diagnose him or her and then treat the condition. Proper diagnosis, however, does not always happen. The surviving family members of one man who passed away from cancer have filed a lawsuit against one doctor, claiming that the doctor engaged in medical malpractice by not diagnosing the man correctly, which resulted in his death.

Wills, trusts can help to protect assets and benefit heirs

People in New York typically are not excited about the idea of planning for their passing, known as estate planning. However, creating wills is important for people in New York, as a will can reduce the hassles and expenses often associated with the process of transferring wealth when a person dies. Nonetheless, research shows that only about 50 percent of people in the United States actually have a will or living trust.

Brain injury has link with dementia

Brain injuries are known to take their toll on a person's physical and mental health. For instance, people in New York who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may struggle with dizziness and headaches, or they might have trouble remembering information. Recent research points to another potential side effect of a brain injury -- dementia -- but drugs may help injury victims facing this threat.

Woman who fell at Walmart alleges premises liability

Slipping and falling down on a property in New York that has not been properly maintained can lead to serious injuries. One woman in a different state recently claimed that she slipped and fell at a Walmart, which caused her to suffer injuries. She has filed a premises liability suit against the department store.

Wills are an important part of estate planning in New York

It is easy for people to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, causing them to put estate planning on the back burner. However, failure to engage in estate planning may leave one's loved ones with major challenges. An individual's property in New York may end up not being distributed in the way in which he or she would have preferred, and the lack of an estate plan can also cause conflict among surviving family members. Comprehensive estate planning includes several steps, the first of which involves the creation of wills.

New medical approach may help to detect traumatic brain injury

Suffering from blurry vision, dizziness or confusion in New York can be both physically and emotionally challenging. Individuals who suffer from a brain injury understand this battle all too well. Some individuals are actually suffering from the symptoms of a brain injury without even realizing the source of their problems. Researchers are looking at a new approach for determining whether someone has a traumatic brain injury, which is a major challenge currently facing doctors.

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