Let’s say your daily job is physically demanding, requiring strenuous tasks like heavy lifting that can be taxing on the body, especially over several years. One random day, you come home from work to find your smiling daughter running down the driveway to greet you. As she jumps into your arms, you suddenly experience shooting pain in your lower back, leaving you physically impaired and psychologically bewildered.

How could your eight-year-old daughter, all of 60 pounds, unexpectedly wreak such havoc on your back? After all, you’ve been lifting much heavier boxes at work for the past 20 years.

Now what?

Vital Imaging | Sam Solakyan

The answer is Vital Imaging.

I created Vital Imaging, a medical diagnostic company, as an innovative imaging provider with a unique vision. Vital Imaging specializes in unifying the medical and legal industries to more accurately and efficiently process occupational injury claims.

When injury occurs as a result of workplace responsibilities, receiving a thorough and accurate diagnosis indicating the extent of your impairment is essential. To secure the maximum possible compensation for your injury claim, you require an imaging company that combines said diagnosis with expert legal guidance and resources. Vital Imaging is that company.

Unfortunately, the path to receiving due compensation can be fraught with difficulty and confusion. The two greatest obstacles individuals encounter when filing a claim include determining what actually constitutes a physical impairment, as well as quantifying an accurate value for a particular loss.

For years the AMA (American Medical Association) has been developing a model entailing strict guidelines for defining various aspects of loss of function and impairment, and how they constitute a medical diagnoses of physical impairment. The model, known as the ‘AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment,’ represent guidelines accepted by the vast majority of state legislatures, and serve as the basis for evaluating impairment for the purpose of compensation.

As our main goal at Vital Imaging is to provide our clients with the highest level of medical care, we have incorporated this widely recognized model into our practices. We guarantee that you will receive the greatest compensation for the extent of your injuries, and do so with confidence knowing that one of the most important factors in determining a claim’s value among insurance companies includes impairment evaluations which follow AMA guidelines.

Our state-of-the-art imaging technology allows us to produce the most accurate and thorough impairment evaluation, thereby safeguarding the compensation you deserve. At Vital Imaging, we offer many services to detect a wide array of injuries including nerve damage with our NCV/EMG test, standard breaks with our X-ray imaging technology, and injuries in specifically targeted, frequently overlooked areas of the body with our Stand-Up MRI. Due to its versatility, the Stand-Up MRI is especially beneficial for our clients who seek impairment compensation. The machine is able to display images in weight-bearing, standing, sitting, flexion, extension, or virtually any other position in which the patient is experiencing symptoms.

By combining our advanced medical technology and efficient ratings techniques, we have successfully created a uniquely effective, top-rated system for impairment compensation. Vital Imaging provides the most accurate patient care and sound legal services to provide you with the compensation that you deserve.

Vital Imaging is the answer.

NCMEC CyberTipline & Training Program // By Sam Solakyan

NMEC Cyber Tipline

It’s interesting how our perceptions change over time.  As a kid I can recall thinking that my parents — sticklers for curfews and always insistent on knowing where I was going, what I was doing, and with whom — were too overprotective (although back then I probably used the word “uncool”).  As an adult, I’m aware of the dangers that lurk around every corner and threaten our children every day, and I’ve come to appreciate the commitment that my parents made in order to keep me safe.  And as a father of two children, I’m actually more overprotective and uncool than my parents ever were.

Having a personal appreciation for and interest in protecting children led me to volunteer with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), an organization fighting to keep children safer from abduction and sexual exploitation.  Through my time with the NCMEC I’ve met some truly remarkable people — both law enforcement officials and families who have endured great hardship, having been personally impacted by the heinous actions of sexual predators.

Witnessing firsthand the work being done by the NCMEC, along with the strength and courage of those affected by abduction and sexual exploitation, inspired me to want to do more.  Specifically, something that would provide a definitive benefit to the NCMEC’s mission and positively impact the Los Angeles community.

In an effort to make a tangible contribution to the NCMEC, I’m sponsoring a training and development program for local law enforcement officials at the Museum of Tolerance from January 27 – 31.  The training will feature specialists in the field of abduction prevention and recovery teaching local law enforcement personnel the most sophisticated methods and introducing them to the most advanced resources available to help protect children as well as monitor and track sexual predators.

This training, along with NCMEC initiatives such as a nationwide network that aids in the response and recovery of missing children and the CyberTipline that utilizes a volunteer force of retired law enforcement officers to assist in their search, ensures that law enforcement tactics evolve ahead of the criminals.  We all want children to be protected, and keeping law enforcement better equipped and more advanced than the predators is a major step in making that happen. Such proactive initiatives have helped the NCMEC facilitate the recovery of more than 188,000 children.

I’m excited about the training program, and in speaking to law enforcement officials they have echoed that sentiment, acknowledging that advanced resources can only help aid in their efforts to protect children. But I hope this training program is only the beginning.

What’s taking place here in Los Angeles can easily be expanded, with the help of community members, to other major cities, and eventually nationwide. The ultimate goal is to help law enforcement protect all children, which is only possible via expansion of the program. I’m honored and humbled to be a part of an organization that is protecting children and their families from potential tragedy. I hope you’ll join me in furthering the cause of the NCMEC, here in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.

To learn more about the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and what you can do to get involved and help sponsor a training program in your area, please visit their website.

// Sam Solakyan