Litigation Psychology Podcast #70 - Traumatic brain injury cases

CSI - Courtroom Sciences Inc

Rick Joslin, Attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell, talks to Dr. Steve Wood about Traumatic Brain Injury cases and some of the considerations when managing these types of cases. Rick and Steve discuss the challenges in defending traumatic brain injury cases which aren't always as visible as a physical injury and how the plaintiff's bar uses neuropsychological testing in making their case. Rick shares some of the approaches he has taken to be successful in defending traumatic brain injury cases and highlights and explains the importance of obtaining specific types of records early in the process including medical records, high school records, plus EMS records and emergency department records. Lastly, Rick and Steve talk about how a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury is derived and how well jurors understand these types of traumatic brain injury cases in order to deliberate and arrive at their verdict.