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Michael Flomenhaft to participate in panel entitled “Recognizing and Representing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI/Post Concussion Syndrome) as a Potentially Permanently Incapacitating Injury ” sponsored by the Injured Workers’ Bar Association (IWBA) Spring CLE conference

On April 8, 2022, Michael Flomenhaft will participate in the Injured Workers’ Bar Association (IWBA) Spring CLE conference. His panel is entitled “Recognizing and Representing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI/Post Concussion Syndrome) as a Potentially Permanently Incapacitating Injury.” A significant focus of his discussion will be the difficulty of many […]Read More >>

Excerpt from Michael Flomenhaft’s presentation entitled “Challenges in Proving Long Term Effect of Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury,” given at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology and Long Island Spine Care Affiliates (LISCA) symposium

Excerpt from Michael Flomenhaft’s presentation, given at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology and Long Island Spine Care Affiliates (LISCA) Symposium, November 16, 2021. He addresses the importance of evaluating white matter injuries. “Challenges in Proving Long Term Effect of Concussion/ Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” The biggest source of difficulty and misdirection for attorneys […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft will lecture on concussion/mild traumatic brain injury at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology and Long Island Spine Care Affiliates (LISCA) symposium

On November 16, 2021, Michael Flomenhaft will lecture at a symposium entitled Traumatic Brain Injury: A multidisciplinary symposium, Identification and Management of Concussion as Traumatic Brain Injury in Clinical Practice, sponsored by Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology and LISCA. Mr. Flomenhaft will address “Challenges To Proving Long Term Effects of Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft’s presentation entitled “Legal Aspects of Neurotrauma,” given at the 2021 Annual Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference

On July 11, 2021, Michael Flomenhaft presented “Legal Aspects of Neurotrauma,” at the 2021 Annual Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference. Since neurotrauma typically refers to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and the vast majority of TBI is mild TBI or concussion, this presentation addresses the interplay between the medical […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft’s presentations on “Brain Injury from a Legal Point of View” and “Legal Aspects of Neurotrauma” featured at 2021 Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference are addressed in Business Wire

The invitation to Mr. Flomenhaft to present at this conference was based on his recognized expertise in the field of neuroscience and its applications to civil cases such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). See August 11, 2021 release featured in Business […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft will serve as a panelist at “Dementia and the Law” symposium sponsored by Fordham Neuroscience and Law Center

On March 1, 2022, Michael Flomenhaft will speak at a symposium at Fordham Law School entitled “Dementia and the Law,” sponsored by Fordham Neuroscience and Law Center. He will discuss Dementia in traumatic brain injury trials and litigation. To register for this event, please see the link below: Dementia and […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft spoke about neuroscience and Qigong at 2020 Global Summit

On September 24, 2020 Michael Flomenhaft shared his perspectives on neuroscience and its relation to Qigong. His interview entitled “Qigong: Increasing Brain Body Connectivity Through Enhanced Neuroplasticity” addressed its relationship to neuroscience including its efficacy and importance for increasing brain body neural connectivity through enhanced neuroplasticity. In turn, neuroscience supports […]Read More >>

The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to sponsor “Cutting Edge Developments in Neuroscience and Law” Fordham Law School CLE

On February 25, 2020, The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC is sponsoring a CLE with Fordham Law School entitled “Cutting Edge Developments in Neuroscience and Law.” Our firm is committed to the contributions that neuroscience can make to the advancement of law. The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Bruce […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft is a peer-reviewer for the American Association for Justice’s Trial magazine

Michael Flomenhaft is a peer-reviewer for the accuracy and appropriateness of articles submitted for publication for Trial magazine. Trial is the American Association for Justice’s award-winning magazine for attorneys, law professors, judges and others in the legal community. Trial brings readers news of the latest legal trends and developments, informative […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft presented at the annual RSDSA Long Island CRPS event

On September 7, 2019, Michael Flomenhaft spoke at the 4th annual RSDSA/CRPS Long Island awareness event. Michael Flomenhaft discussed a typically unrecognized consequence of CRPS/RSD pain: its potential for adverse effects on the brain. His talk encompassed CRPS/RSD and their relationship to asymmetric and accelerated brain atrophy, brain rewiring, brain […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft discussed traumatic brain injury on Reverend Terry Lee’s Real Life Times News radio show

On January 1, 2019, Michael Flomenhaft discussed traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) on Reverend Terry Lee’s Real Life Times News radio show. The program caters to issues facing Brooklyn’s Caribbean community. His remarks included discussion of car accidents as a leading cause of TBl, explaining that in such accidents, whiplash rather […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft presented at Fordham Law School CLE

On October 17, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft participated in “The Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Concussion,” CLE sponsored by Fordham Law School. He spoke on a panel entitled The Hidden Harm of Traumatic Brain Injuries. Mr. Flomenhaft discussed the often contrasting neurological versus neuroscience views on concussion. In particular, he showed […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft is a speaker at “The Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Concussion” CLE sponsored by Fordham Law School

On October 17, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft will speak on The Hidden Harm of Traumatic Brain Injuries, a panel for “The Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Concussion” CLE, sponsored by Fordham Law School.  Because most brain injury is undetectable by conventional medical examination and imaging, a vast spectrum of harm eludes diagnosis despite […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft presented “Concussion: Neuroscience vs Medical Perspectives” at Fordham Law School

On April 10, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft lectured on “Concussion: Neuroscience versus Medical Perspectives.”  He participated in a Law and Neuroscience Speakers Series sponsored by Fordham Law School.  This seminar for students included contributions by leading neuroscientists, psychologists, medical researchers, and lawyers to enable students to participate in new research and ideas. […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft lectured on Law and Neuroscience at Fordham Law School

On March 6, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft lectured to a seminar class on Law and Neuroscience at Fordham Law School. Mr. Flomenhaft discussed the role of functional and anatomical brain testing and investigations, and their impact on jurisprudence. He was pleased to substitute for Ruben Gur, PhD, Brain Behavior Laboratory, University […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft and Benedene Cannata presented for a CLE entitled “The Future of Neuroscience and Law,” sponsored by Fordham Law School

On February 21, 2018, Michael Flomenhaft and Benedene Cannata shared their perspectives for a CLE on “The Future of Neuroscience and Law,” sponsored by Fordham Law School.  As a member of the Board of Advisors for the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham Law School, Mr. Flomenhaft contributed to the […]Read More >>

Aaron Hernandez’s C.T.E diagnosis contributed to his first-degree murder

In a November 3, 2015 interview on CUNY TV: Science & U!, Michael Flomenhaft, in discussing O.J. Simpson’s culpability, anticipated the controversy now surrounding Aaron Hernandez. According to professors J.Amy Dillard and Lisa A. Tucker in their Opinion featured in The New York Times, “Is C.T.E. a Defense for Murder?” dated September 22, […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft lectured on “Neuroscience and Justice” at SUNY at Binghamton

On February 17, 2017 Michael Flomenhaft delivered a lecture on “Neuroscience and Justice” sponsored by Harper College pre-Law and Integrated Neuroscience departments at SUNY at Binghamton. This lecture explored divergences between medicine and neuroscience in addressing issues confronting judges and juries. Conflicting understandings between these disciplines have emerged strongly on […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft’s article on chronic pain and the brain featured on Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals (LLRX) Web Journal

The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC appreciates the recognition of Michael Flomenhaft’s work on chronic pain and neuroscience by Law and Technology Professionals (LLRX) Web Journal. http://www.llrx.com/2016/06/pain-science-administration-justice/ His article on chronic pain and the brain: “Emerging Imaging Science of Chronic Pain: Objectifying the Subjective,” submitted to the 2011 Second Circuit Judicial […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft featured in ABA Journal article on using neuroscience to support chronic pain

Michael Flomenhaft shares his perspectives in an ABA Journal article written by Kevin Davis, “Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain,” ABA Journal, March 1, 2016. Michael Flomenhaft has pioneered the introduction of advanced brain imaging applications to confirm objectively severe chronic pain which is […]Read More >>

Dr. Bennet Omalu, M.D. who identified Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) asserts that O.J. Simpson probably suffered from brain trauma, agreeing with Michael Flomenhaft

Dr. Bennet Omalu,M.D., the neuro-pathologist who identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in National Football League players, believes that brain trauma is the underlying explanation of the O.J. Simpson story. In the 1/28/2016 New York Post article by Mark Sanchez, entitled: ˜Concussion” doc bombshell:˜Bet” OJ Simpson has CTE, Dr. Omalu agrees with Michael […]Read More >>

Benedene Cannata chaired a CLE conference entitled “Judge Alphabet Soup: Approach the Bench-A Collegial Discussion” sponsored by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Benedene Cannata chaired a CLE conference that featured perspectives from Hon. Eugene Pigott, NYS Court of Appeals, Hon. Joseph Valentino, Appellate Division 4th Dept, and Hon. Craig Doran, 7th Judicial District Administrative Judge. The judges provided guidance for trial and appeals success.  As a Dean of the New York State […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft featured on CUNY TV Science & U! Program: “Proof of Pain” November 3, 2015

Michael Flomenhaft addresses current neuroscientific understandings regarding how pain alters the brain and legal ramifications. Traditionally, severe pain has not been linked with adverse brain changes. But this strong linkage which neuroscience establishes calls for an expanded understanding of both the brain and immune consequences of severe chronic pain, as well […]Read More >>

Fordham Law School appointed Michael Flomenhaft to its Board of Advisors for its new Neuroscience and Law Center

Our legal system is based on many longstanding ideas about the brain and behavior that current neuroscience contradicts and dispels. Recognizing the inevitable challenges that neuroscience poses to established legal doctrines, Fordham Law School has inaugurated the Neuroscience and Law Center. As a recognized expert on neuroscience and law, Michael […]Read More >>

Benedene Cannata served as moderator for “Doctors and Their Records at Trial” CLE sponsored by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

As a Dean for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Benedene Cannata moderated a panel discussion on getting doctor’s records into evidence. She prepared comprehensive written materials and conducted the course as a workshop. Ms. Cannata is a frequent speaker on this popular subject for the New York […]Read More >>

Michael Flomenhaft chaired and lectured at landmark conference: “Neuroscience in the Courtroom” at Fordham Law School

Michael Flomenhaft chaired and assisted by Benedene Cannata moderated panels, and was a featured speaker at a full day CLE conference at Fordham Law School: “Neuroscience in the Courtroom”. This landmark conference presented various panels regarding how neuroscience understandings and applications are greatly informing proof of brain injury, pain and […]Read More >>

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