Tag Archives: Brain Injury Attorney

Bruce Stern in Tennessee: All Brain Injury is Serious

Posted in 10 Myths of Brain Injury, Brain Injury Events

On Monday, September 26, 2016, I had the pleasure of giving a presentation entitled “Dispelling the Myths of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: All Traumatic Brain Injury is Serious.” My presentation addressed 10 myths surrounding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, such as concussions are not serious, everyone recovers from mild TBI, mild TBI is not permanently disabling,… Continue Reading

New Study Debunks Claim that Neuroplasticity is a Myth—the Later the Onset of Mild TBI, the Worse the Outcome

Posted in Brain Injuries in Sports, Brain Injury News, Brain Injury Resources & Links

The theory of neuroplasticity holds that the brain will change and adapt to different conditions including to childhood injuries. This theory is often challenged and sometimes referred to as a “myth.” However, a new study by Seena Fazel and colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry at University of Oxford in the United Kingdom delivered data… Continue Reading

New Study Finds Permanent Brain Damage Due to Concussion

Posted in About Brain Injuries, Brain Injuries in Sports

Despite study after study demonstrating long term effects from mild traumatic brain injury (concussions), it is astounding that defense courtroom doctors still maintain that there are no permanent residuals from mild traumatic brain injury. A new study,  Imaging Correlates of Memory and Concussion History in Retired National Football League Athletes, published in JAMA Neurology once again… Continue Reading

Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Vocational Economic’s Work Life Methodology

Posted in About Brain Injuries, Brain Injury Legal Cases, Brain Injury Legislation, Brain Injury News

People, who have sustained a permanent injury which results in a permanent work disability, will earn less and will have a shortened work life expectancy, even where the individual has returned to full time employment.  Thus, in every case, where a plaintiff has sustained a permanent injury resulting in a permanent work disability, a claim… Continue Reading

Stern Delivers Two TBI Presentations

Posted in Brain Injury Events, Brain Injury FAQs, Brain Injury Resources & Links

This past week, I attended the American Association for Justice’s mid-winter convention in Palm Desert, California.  Besides my duties and responsibilities as Parliamentarian of AAJ, I was pleased to be invited to give a presentation at the Specialized Track: Concussion Crisis-Litigating Sports Injuries and TBI CLE program where I spoke on the topic of “Proving… Continue Reading

Mayo and Kind-Devick Tests Have Licensing Agreement for Sideline Concussion Test

Posted in Brain Injuries in Sports, Brain Injury News, Brain Injury Resources & Links

It was recently reported that King-Devick Tests, Inc. has developed a quick and effective screening tool for the evaluation of concussion.  The tests, to be called the King-Devick Test, according to the manufacturer, is a “quick‑accurate and objective concussion screening tool that can be administered on the sidelines by parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses,… Continue Reading

New York Court Grants Motion Precluding Defendant from Contesting Scientific Validity of Diffuse Tensor Imaging (DTI)

Posted in About Brain Injuries, Brain Injury Legislation, Brain Injury News

Generally, it is defendants that move to attack the admissibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) asserting that this objective neurodiagnostic test fails to meet either the Daubert or Frye standard.  Most recently, a plaintiff went on the offensive, filing its own motion for an order precluding defendant’s expert from denying at trial the general acceptance… Continue Reading

DTI Used to Demonstrate Brain Changes in High School Football Players Even in Absence of Concussion

Posted in Brain Injury News, Brain Injury Resources & Links

At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Christopher C. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A., an associate professor of radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and radiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center presented the findings from his research that some high school football players exhibit measurable brain changes after a… Continue Reading

Long Term Effects of MTBI and PTSD

Posted in About Brain Injuries, Brain Injury Resources & Links

There has been much research with regard to the long term effects of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as independent conditions.  However, there has been very little research studying the combined effect of MTBI and PTSD.  This month’s Journal of Neurotrauma contains an article by Walter High, M.D. and… Continue Reading