Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature for Personal Injury Lawyers

Publisher: Medifocus Legal
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Number of Pages: 261

The terms mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion are interchangeable and can result from any type of trauma to the cranium. It has been estimated that about 3 million Americans with TBI seek medical attention annually. The most common causes of emergency room visits for TBI include falls (38%), blunt trauma to the head (20%), road traffic accidents (16%), and assaults (11%).

Litigating mild TBI can be challenging for trial lawyers for a variety of reasons:

* Many of these injuries are commonly overlooked because imaging studies are often normal in the immediate post-injury period.

* Most patients with mild TBI make a seemingly complete recovery.

* Early identification of mild TBI patients who are likely to have persistent symptoms or develop neuropsychological deficits is difficult.

* Many of the long-term consequences of mild TBI can manifest many months or even years after the trauma and might not be attributed to a prior brain injury from which there was an apparently complete recovery.

Experienced trial lawyers have learned that one effective strategy to maximize their chances for success with a mild TBI case is to read the literature. A substantial body of literature has been published over the past 15 years in reputable medical journals documenting the persistence of symptoms and the neuropsychological deficits that can develop in people who sustain a mild TBI. Armed with these articles, trial lawyers can support an argument for causation, prognosticate recovery time, and estimate future medical expenses all of which are important factors for establishing the value of a mild TBI case. But finding and compiling these vital supporting articles can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Medifocus Legal has solved this problem by researching the literature and compiling a reference Guide of 286 hand-picked journal articles specifically for personal injury lawyers who handle mild TBI cases.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries is a one-of-a-kind literature reference Guide that includes:

  • A comprehensive bibliography of 286 journal article references indexed in MEDLINE published in well respected medical and scientific journals.
  • Online access to the abstracts (summaries) of the articles.
  • Online access to the free full-text version of 42 articles.
  • Links to full-text sources of other articles that are available for purchase directly from individual journal publishers.
  • A unique “Author Directory” consisting of the names and institutional affiliations of experts who have published and have specialized knowledge about Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries . The “Author Directory” is a valuable resource for quickly identifying and locating experts for case reviews, opinions, and testimony.

Select examples of topics that are covered by the articles referenced in this Guidebook include:

  • Treatment of chronic post-concussion symptoms after mild TBI.
  • The clinical diagnosis,management, and prognosis of mild TBI.
  • Neuropsychological outcomes in the first year after mild TBI.
  • Brain white matter injury patterns associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms after mild TBI.
  • The prevalence and predictors of poor recovery after mild TBI.
  • The role of multimodal imaging of mild TBI and post-concussion syndrome.
  • Neurodegenerative changes following mild TBI.
  • The incidence, course, and prognosis of mild TBI after motor vehicle collisions.
  • A systematic review of the risk of dementia and chronic cognitive impairment after mild TBI.
  • Magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging findings in mild TBI.
  • Health-related quality of life and psychosocial consequences of mild TBI.
  • Medical-legal issues of mild TBI.
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