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Medical knowledge is critical to successful TBI cases

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most debilitating and serious injuries people can sustain. There are a host of ways that people can end up with brain injuries, including car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents and even assault and battery.

While TBIs are often quite debilitating, litigating a case involving a TBI can be confusing and difficult. There is a steep learning curve when it comes to the medical implications of an injured brain. In order to help your client, you may need to widen your approach for building and presenting your case.

Build a strong TBI case from square one

In the last few years, the scientific community released a plethora of evidence on the causes and effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). There is so much out there that it can be difficult to sift through the reams of information to cite the most supportive evidence in your TBI personal injury case.

Building a strong case begins with the client interview

Take your trial preparation to the next level

As a practicing lawyer, you've realized by now that there is a large gap between understanding the law in theory and understanding how to tackle a trial. For many lawyers, actually taking a case to trial, especially a personal injury suit, is a bit of a mythical white whale — floating out there in the great oceans of litigation, but rarely encountered.

Now, for whatever reason, you may face actually heading into the courtroom to represent your client. As any successful trial lawyer can tell you, even an excellent understanding of the legislation and precedent rulings that pertain to your case is often not enough to pull out a win in the courtroom. A great trial lawyer also understands and practices the presentation and procedural skills necessary to get to the heart of their clients' stories and avoid losing valuable ground on technicalities.

Need to convince the courts about psychological damage from TBIs?

A lot of research and knowledge goes into a personal injury case involving a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries can impact many different aspects of a victims' lives, from their ability to work their job to memory, personality and overall mood. Many times, the psychological impact of a TBI can be profound.

All too often, attorneys who represent people who sustained TBIs focus only on the physical effects of the injury and not the psychological ones. However, the psychological impact of a TBI can result in significant pain and suffering, to say nothing of medical expenses.

Are exchange transfusion procedures for jaundice worth the risk?

Doctors have long believed that babies suffering from jaundice are at risk of developing traumatic brain injuries. However, the procedure used to treat serious jaundice is highly invasive and poses its own set of risks. The risks include blood clots, unstable blood pressure and bleeding, which can lead to traumatic brain injuries, too.

However, new research indicates that the brain injury risk may be extremely low if a jaundiced baby is otherwise healthy.

How to prepare for a brain injury case

As a personal injury attorney, there may come a point when you're staffed with the responsibility of representing somebody who has suffered a traumatic brain injury.

When compared to other types of personal injury cases, those involving a brain injury require advanced knowledge and a clear understanding of how to move forward in the appropriate manner.


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