Traumatic Brain Injury: Defining Best Practice--New Text
My partner, Shana De Caro and I are honored to be contributing authors to the December 2010 edition of Traumatic Brain Injury: Defining Best Practice published this month by the Psychiatric Clinics of North America. (December 2010, Vol. 33, No. 4)
This current volume of the Psychiatric Clinics is entirely devoted to traumatic brain injury and includes chapters by the leading authorities on the pathophysiology of TBI, blast injuries, management of mild TBI, the neurobehavioral sequelae of TBI, brain injury imaging, the use of neuropsychological assessments and the rehabilitation of TBI Victims.
Shana and I contributed a chapter entitled; Current Issues in Neurolaw, which covers many of the controversies impacting health care practitioners and attorneys alike. Topics within the chapter include; the evidentiary standards of the admission of expert testimony as to both injury and causation; competing definitions of TBI; differentiating the persistent vegetative state from the minimally conscious state; emergency department assessments of brain injury; limitations of forensic examinations; insurance reimbursement issues; as well as future legal trends in the field of TBI.
Shana De Caro is an officer of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and 1st Vice President of the American Academy of Brain Injury Attorneys. She is also a fellow of the Melvin M. Belli Society and serves as a Trustee of the Civil Justice Foundation.