Traumatic Brain Injury & Severe Chronic Pain

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On June 21, 2022, Michael Flomenhaft was featured on King Melvin’s call-in radio show. Below is an excerpt of his perspectives regarding the significance of concussion as a brain injury and his representation of victims of these injuries as a result of negligently caused incidents.
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The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to announce that Benedene Cannata was selected again to Super Lawyers in 2022.
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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 injured workers have, particularly in...
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Professor Deborah Denno the founding director of the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham Law School provides a helpful introduction to the March 1, 20202 “Dementia and the Law” free CLE zoom conference at which Michael Flomenhaft will be speaking. To review the introduction and register, please see the link below: “Dementia and the Law”
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Michael Flomenhaft will be speaking at “Dementia and the Law,” a symposium sponsored by Fordham Law School. This free symposium will be held online via Zoom, on March 1, 2022. Six ethics CLE credits are available. The symposium will address challenges dementia poses in many facets of law. He will discuss a spectrum of dementia...
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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 handling concussion cases is failure...
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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 Injury.” This topic is important...
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 assessment of mild TBI/concussion and...
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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 Wire below: Business Wire August...
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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 the Law
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On July 9, 2021, Michael Flomenhaft will discuss “Brain Injury from a Legal Point of View: Linking Neuroscience, Concussion, and Chronic Pain,” at the upcoming Annual Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Conference. On July 11, 2021, Mr. Flomenhaft will address “Legal Aspects of Neurotrauma,” featured on the Acquire Spine and Brain Injuries panel. His...
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The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to announce that Benedene Cannata was selected again to Super Lawyers in 2021.
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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 its benefits associated with Qigong.
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The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC is proud to announce that Benedene Cannata, Senior Counsel, has been selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer and that her contributions to the field have been recognized.
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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 McEwen, Ph.D., and Professor at...
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An article entitled “Maximizing Monetary Recoveries for Traumatic Brain Injury” is featured in Fortune, Entrepreneur, and Bloomberg Businessweek magazines. The article addresses The Flomenhaft Law Firm’s focus on neuroscience in achieving success for its clients.
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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 articles about civil law practice,...
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On October 12,-13, 2019 Michael Flomenhaft participated in the invitation only BrainMind Summit hosted by Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. On October 14, 2019, he also attended a closed door break out session on the Science of Consciousness. In both sessions, from all over the world, distinguished speakers and invitees devoted to...
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Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics has invited Michael Flomenhaft to be a speaker at their March 20-22, 2020 17th Annual World Congress at the LA Convention Center. Mr. Flomenhaft will discuss the effects of concussion on sensory systems and advanced legal approaches and responses to these issues.
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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 hypersensitization and cellular change. He...
On August 27, 2019, Michael Flomenhaft discussed how chronic pain affects the brain on Reverend Terry Lee’s Real Life Times News radio show. Although pain is felt in the body, it actually registers in the brain. Yet little attention is given to the brain effects of chronic pain. You can listen to an excerpt of...
One of the great challenges of coping with concussion is that many of its harms are hidden.
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 than direct head impact is...
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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 that while neurology and conventional...
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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 its devastating life consequences. Michael...
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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. See link for 2018 Law...
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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 of Pennsylvania. This lecture was...
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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 agenda.  Neuroscience and its application...
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On November 16, 2017, Michael Flomenhaft a member of the Board of Advisors for the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham Law School, spoke to its Neurolaw Club about his career in neurolaw. He shared his perspectives on how neuroscience applies to his practice and its growing importance to the legal system.
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, 2017, Aaron Hernandez’s stage 3...
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On May 11, Benedene Cannata was again sworn in to continue as one of the Deans of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, a position she has had the privilege to enjoy since 2006. Deans are responsible for what the academy presents in terms of legal education courses. They conceive CLE topics and...
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On June 13, 2017 Michael Flomenhaft is being featured as the attorney lecturer in a CLE webinar sponsored by the American Bar Association on neuroscience and the law.
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 the issues of traumatic brain...
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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 Conference: “The Legal Brain-scape: Neuroscience...
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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 routinely attacked as “subjective”, a...
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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 Flomenhaft’s thesis on O.J. Simpson presented...
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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 Academy of Trial Lawyers, she...
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 as concepts of adequate financial...
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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 Flomenhaft has joined its board...
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 State Academy of Trial Lawyers. ...