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Operation Red Nose - UPDATE

In December, we posted a blog featuring a holiday safe driving campaign called Operation Red Nose. We are thrilled to share that Operation Red Nose announced that their 2014 holiday season campaign was very successful! They provided safe rides for over 76,105 Canadians across the nation.

Bill 15: Will This New Auto Insurance Bill Hurt Drivers?

The Ontario Government passed Bill 15 on November 19, 2014. Bill 15 aims to tackle fraud and reduce car insurance premiums. Two of the changes made by Bill 15 have serious implications for people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents in Ontario: 

June: Brain Injury Awareness Month

Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers would like to remind everyone that June is recognized as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of Canada designated June as Brain Injury Awareness Month to assist with creating more awareness across Canada as to the effects and causes of an acquired brain injury. Statistics demonstrate that in Canada brain injury is the number one killer of those 44 years old and younger. Furthermore they indicate that incidences are two times greater within the males compared to females. Automobile accidents, sports injuries, cycling accidents, falls, strokes, tumors, aneurysms, and other non-degenerative conditions are all leading causes of acquired Brain Injury in Canada.

The Teen Driver Guide

Carinsurance.org did a feature article on teen drivers and the risks they face while driving. Often accidents can be avoided, and this article outlined ways parents can educate their children to avoid these situations, by providing some helpful tips and solutions.

The Hamilton Conference - 2013 Event Review

Hamilton Health Sciences celebrated their 20th year of hosting the Acquired Brain Injury Conference. Bernie Gluckstein, Dianne Henderson and Dianne Radunsky can remember the earlier days with presenters like Dr. Rodger Woods and Dr. John Freeland and with conference committee members like Stella Bester and Patti Leonard. They took the time to reminisce with friends and colleagues about the good ole' days at this year's conference. The Hamilton Conference (as it is known) was always identified as the "networking" conference. The 2013 conference held their traditional role. The event always presents opportunities to forge new friendships and renew old. After a warm welcome by John Zsofcsin Thursday morning, the conference offered presenters under the theme of "Innovative Strategies for Issues Complicating Brain Injury". Presenters included Dr. David Graham and Dr. Harvey Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs always offers delegates a new perspective on the language that is often used in the brain injury field. Following Thursday's sessions, all delegates and sponsors were invited to the Cocktail Reception with entertainment provided by Sandara Sanmartin, Gary Blake and Mike Mosher. And following the reception there was yet another happening at the Honest Lawyer hosted by Henderson Structured Settlements. After the networking experience on Thursday night, there were a few delegates that did not wake in time to enjoy the hot breakfast. Thank goodness that many of the delegates that arrived later chose to participate in casual Friday with a donation of $5.00. The proceeds from Casual Friday supports the HHS Resource Centre and Camp Dawn. Many thanks to the Scientific and the Conference Planning Committee for planning and hosting a great conference. Our gratitude goes out to :

2013 Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms in Canada - UPDATE

In February 2013 Canadian Lawyer Magazine conducted a survey to determine the2013 Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms in Canada. We are very proud to announce to you all that Gluckstein & Associates LLP/Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers has been selected as one of the 2013 Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms in Canada! In addition, through the opening of our Niagara Office branch, we are proud of the fact that we are the only personal injury law firm selected in the top 10 in Canada that has an office serving clients from Hamilton to Niagara Falls. Thank you very much for supporting Gluckstein & Associates LLP/Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers throughout the years; it is because of your votes that we have been awarded this title. It is much appreciated and it truly means a lot to everyone at our firm. Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers

Occupational Therapy - ABI

When one acquires a brain injury there are many support and therapeutic systems available to the injured individual and their family. Occupational Therapists (OT) play an essential role in the recovery process for an Acute Brain Injury (ABI) victim. This video outlines how important a role an OT plays in an ABI individuals life - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIY8ESjHtQ&feature=player_embedded After an ABI patient has been declared stable and recovered medically, it will then be established if that individual is able to tolerate working with an OT at that time. This all depends on the patients level of responsiveness, in particular, things such as range of motion, positioning, and care giver training needs to be addressed when someone is minimally responsive. At this time, generally an OT will create a Stimulation Program, which is used to help awaken the sensory systems. If the ABI individual is more responsive at this time an OT can educate and aid with dressing, and other automatic behaviours that were very familiar before injury. Ultimately, the long range goal of this type of therapy is to help an individual become as independent as possible with their daily activities, such as dressing and grooming themselves. Often people get confused with the difference between physical therapy and an occupational therapy. With occupational therapy the focus is on overall motor function, visual perception, and any other sensory disturbance that impedes ones everyday life tasks. Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers would like to share this video and suggest you view it as it covers a variety of topics and answers many questions in relation to how an occupational therapist can help aid ABI recovery. For more information please view the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIY8ESjHtQ&feature=player_embedded Reference:

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