Brain Injury Legal Cases

Yesterday morning I attended a fascinating presentation by Anne Forrest, Ph.D. which was sponsored by ReMed in West Conshohocken, PA. Dr. Forrest received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. In June 1997, she was involved in a minor rear-end collision in which she nevertheless sustained a “mild” traumatic brain injury.
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In New Jersey, in order for an injured person, who selected the limitation of lawsuit threshold on their automobile insurance policy, to recover damages for non-economic damages, that person must show that he/shesustained a permanent injury based upon objective medical testing. That diagnosis must then be certified as permanent by a treating doctor.
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As a result of a patron’s brain injury and eventual death, the California Supreme Court recently held that operators of roller coasters and other amusement park rides must be held to the same safety standards that apply to buses, planes and other modes of transportation.
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