Reported concussions increased by 58% in statistics reported by the NFL yesterday. But's that's just part of the problem. What about sub-concussive blows and repeated head trauma and the long term brain damage that these injuries cause? Not surprisingly, the NfL doesn't want to discuss this. See my comments in today's NY Daily News.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has announced that Reps. Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Rooney (R-Fla.), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, will host Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Included is a brain injury awareness fair with over 50 exhibitors, a Congressional briefing, and a reception to celebrate the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Schedule of Events for Brain Injury Awareness Day 2016
9:00am - 2:00pm Brain Injury Awareness Fair, Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building
2:30pm Congressional Briefing, Capitol Visitors Center
5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month, B338 Rayburn House Office Building
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP is pleased to announce that Shana De Caro has been reelected to a three year term to the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America.
Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America is the oldest, largest, non-profit nationwide brain injury advocacy group. Serving as a member of their Board of Directors is an honor recognizing the years Shana has devoted as a dedicated advocate seeking to improve the lives of persons with a brain injury.
Shana’s practice focuses on representing victims of catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain damage, and medical malpractice in federal and state courts across the country.
Shana is a featured speaker throughout the United States in areas of traumatic brain injury, personal injury, and medical malpractice. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association, she also serves as member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, as Secretary and member of the Board of Trustees of the Civil Justice Foundation, and an elected Fellow of the Melvin Belli Society. Shana is the immediate past chair of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
Shana’s legal work in the field of traumatic brain injury includes publication of a chapter of Psychiatric Clinics of North America special edition on brain injury and the New York Law Journal expert column on traumatic brain injury law.
Her full CV can be viewed here
More information can be obtained about De Caro & Kaplen by visiting their web site brainlaw.