Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Blogging Platform!

Attorney Doug Stoehr is moving his blog directly to his website.  For future blog posts and topics of interest, please check out his new blog at http://www.stoehrlaw.com/blog.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Facts About Brain Injuries--Surprising Or Not?

According to information provided in a recent article by EverydayHealth.com, many Americans have suffered from a significant head injury in the past several years.  Here are some facts provided by EverydayHealth.com that may surprise you!

  • In 2010, about 2 1/2 million Americans suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • TBIs are a contributing factor in about 1 in 3 injury-related deaths
  • The populations that are at the most risk to suffer a TBI injury are children aged 0-4, teens aged 15-19, and adults over 65
  • Children alone account for almost 500,000 ER visits every year for TBI injuries

For more information and facts related to traumatic brain injuries, please visit the original article here.

If you have recently been in a car crash, it is important to closely monitor your body's response to injury.  This is especially true if you suspect that you have sustained a significant head injury.  If your car accident was due to the fault of another, it may also be time to seek legal action.   If you or a loved one has recently been in a car accident due to the fault of another, please contact Altoona, PA area personal injury attorney Doug Stoehr to set up an initial, free consultation.  His law office can be reached by visiting his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or calling his firm at 814-946-4100.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Elder Abuse Prevention Group Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

An eastern Pennsylvania organization, The Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, is celebrating 10 years working to help protect the rights of seniors in their area.  To mark the occasion, a monument has been erected outside the county's human services building.  The ceremony to unveil the monument features the current Secretary for the State Department of Aging, Brian Duke.  The organization has a board of 30 members, which includes professionals from the areas of law, banking, nursing home employment, and the clergy.  The main goals of their organization are public education and raising awareness about elder abuse. To learn more about this organization and their tenth anniversary celebration, please click here

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania.  He takes cases for older Pennsylvanians who have been abused or neglected.  For more information on his Altoona, PA area practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com.  Attorney Stoehr takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties.

Pennsylvania also has an Elder Abuse Task Force, which holds the mission to examine allegations of individuals who cheat, deceive, and/or abuse older Pennsylvanians.  To report a potential case of elder abuse, please call their reporting hotline at (866) 623-2137.