Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, June 29

With more and more people being diagnosed with brain injuries, TBI is a matter that simply cannot be tied to just professional athletes. Information is evolving at a quickening pace regarding the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation efforts for TBI survivors. Despite greater awareness than ever, many of these injuries go untreated.

This program is designed to present you with the medical and legal aspects of brain injury litigation, as well as equip you with valuable tools and strategies to help you more effectively represent your clients. It is important that you know what to do when building up a liability or a defense case.


• Concussion Litigation Update

• The importance of coordinating care and treatment with a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) in a traumatic brain injury case. Topics will include the “team doctor” approach at coordinating care and treatment of TBI survivors. Such may include, but not be limited to, referrals to neuro optometrists, neuropsychologist, neuro psychiatrists, neurologist and others that are in the care continuum for individuals with brain injury of all types.

• Neuropsychology 101 – Presentation will include, in part, the following:
– Clinical v. Forensic Examinations and limitations to each Ethical quandaries in the Psychological field Neuropsychological Assessment (baseline testing, test batteries, test selection, test environment, test fatigue and test interpretation).
– DSM V Diagnosis

• Types and Mechanisms of Brain Injury as well as the strengths and limitations of imaging and testing in demonstrating brain injury and treatments for brain injury.

• Rehabilitation Robotics

• Life Care Planning in a case involving a traumatic brain injury.
– TBI is a lifelong, ongoing disease process that gets worse, not better over time. It has been demonstrated that the needs of TBI survivors increase and present the risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. As a result, long term needs may come into play as a person gets older and must be taken into account many years before they are realized.

• Ethics In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases


Daniel S. Chamberlain – Co-Chair
Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

Michael D. Moon – Co-Chair
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Dr. Ryan Cardinal, PT, DPT
Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, Indianapolis

Shirley A. Daugherty, RN, BSN, CNLCP®, MSCC
Daugherty & Associates, LLC, Muncie

Dr. Tracy D. Gunter, M.D.
IU School of Medicine; IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis

Dr. Sheryl D. Katta-Charles, M.D.
Indiana University Health / Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis

Dr. Polly Westcott, Psy.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Indianapolis


6 CLE / .5 E – Thursday, June 29;  9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer


ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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