Congratulations to my partner, Shana De Caro on her election as chair of the American Association For Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group at the association's annual conference held earlier this week in Baltimore, Maryland.
The traumatic brain injury litigation group provides the latest information to attorneys representing victims of traumatic brain injury on effective strategies to establish and prove the lifelong consequences of brain damage sustained; new advances in brain injury medicine including diagnosis, treatment and using imaging studies. Each year the group sponsors seminars to educate attorneys on cutting-edge developments in traumatic brain injury litigation. The group reviews the latest medical literature on traumatic brain injury, new diagnostic test methods, and recent court decisions pertaining to the traumatic brain injury litigation and the latest trial techniques to convey the full extent of the consequences of traumatic brain injury in court.
The group comprises attorneys from throughout the nation who represent clients with traumatic brain injury caused by automobile collisions, truck and bus accidents, head injuries sustained on construction sites, falls and medical malpractice.
Shana De Caro has been an active participant in the group since its inception in 1991 and has served on its executive board for the past ten years. In addition to her service on the traumatic brain injury litigation group, Shana also serves on the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a trustee and officer of the Civil Justice Foundation and an elected fellow of the Melvin Belli Society. Shana is also a member of the Advisory Board, Acquired Brain Injury Program, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Graduate School of Education, and Human Development and has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer.