Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Did you know that having a stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States? Maybe you’ve had a family member or you have seen someone on television suffer from a stroke but do you know what it is or the warning signs?
What is a stroke?
A stroke is a "brain attack". Although it is more common for women over the age of 55 it can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke may only have minor problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralyzed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability. Having a stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
Signs of a Stroke
The American Stroke Association uses the acronym “F.A.S.T.” to spot the warning signs of someone having a stroke.

F- Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is it uneven?
A- Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S- Speech Difficulty: Is the speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence and see if it is repeated correctly.
T- Time to call 911: If someone is showing signs of these symptoms call 911 or get to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you know when the symptoms appeared.
Some other symptoms may include: Numbness of face, arm or leg. Confusion. Trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination. Sudden severe headaches.
Luckily, up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.
The first step to preventing a stroke is to identify conditions that can increase your risk of stroke such as heredity, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, diabetes, hormones and circulation problems. All of these factors can be discussed with your health care professional.

Now that you’ve read our blog you know how to spot a stroke and how to prevent a stroke. You could save someone’s life as well as your own!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Truskett Law - Do you need a lawyer for an Insurance Claim

You've underwent a major loss from fire, theft, or some other tragedy and you've filed an insurance claim. You're not sure what your rights are, and you're worried about trusting your insurance company. You should be. Your financial interests and your insurance company's financial interests are in a natural conflict – You want a maximum payout, your insurer a minimum. An insurance claim is a business negotiation, pure and simple. So although you paid good money for coverage and good claim service, you may have to fight for it. And you may need expert help in that fight. In an ideal world no one would need to hire an attorney to get an insurance claim paid on time and in full, but in this world, many do.
To ensure a fair settlement of a large claim (in excess of $10,000), inform yourself by reading the resources that United Policyholders offers. And you must be a "squeaky wheel" and know when and how to get the right professional help if you need it. If you're reading this publication, you're on the right track.
Do you need knowledgeable help? Do you need an attorney? Do you need a public adjuster? What is a public adjuster? Can you handle it on your own? The first thing you need before making these decisions is a complete copy of your policy, including the "Declarations Page" and all "Endorsements" and "Riders".

Friday, January 13, 2017


Experience Counts
Being injured in an auto accident - no matter how big or small - is very serious. If not treated correctly or quickly, an accident's effects can last for years and negatively impact your quality of life. 
We see thousands of car accident patients every year and treat the injuries associated with them. Our doctors specialize in treating a multitude of injuries just like yours, giving you the comfort of knowing you're being well cared for.
Our experienced team of MDs, Chiropractors and Therapists will give you the best possible care with same day appointments. After a thorough exam, we’ll make sure you have proper medications and a care plan tailored specifically to you.
No Out-of-Pocket Expenses
Whether you’re using your health, auto, or a 3rd party's insurance, or you have visited an attorney, we can help today with our “no out of pocket expense” policy. You won’t pay anything on your first visit or any follow up appointments.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Foundation Law Firm, McAlester, OK

Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Law deals with individuals who have been hurt in an accident due to another party’s negligence. Under Oklahoma law, the injured individual may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party.
Even mild injuries suffered in accidents can result in expenses due to emergency room care, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, etc. Even these seemingly small expenses could be the negligent party’s responsibility. Find out more