Traumatic Brain Injury: Proving or Challenging the Existence and Extent of Brain Damage Using Expert Witnesses
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will offer advanced guidance to personal injury attorneys proving or challenging the existence and extent of injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases. The panel will explore what types of experts should be engaged, what to look for in credentialing and demeanor, and strategies for establishing bias, over-reaching, or even incompetence in opposing experts. The panel will review the reliability, usefulness, and admissibility of traditional imaging tools and newer tools, such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Abbott Laboratory's rapid handheld TBI blood test approved under the FDA's Expedited Programs for Serious Conditions.
- Defining TBI
- TBI experts
- Supporting and challenging imaging
- Traditional imaging
- Understanding the rapid handheld TBI blood test
- Supporting and challenging behavioral testing
- Cross-examination strategies
- Recording examinations
The panel will review these and other pivotal questions:
- How should attorneys for both sides evaluate causation?
- Should every TBI plaintiff undergo neuropsychological testing?
- What are best strategies to present evidence of cognitive or behavioral dysfunction?
Eustace de Saint Phalle
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver
Mr. de Saint Phalle has established himself as one of California’s top personal injury trial lawyers, having... | Read More
Mr. de Saint Phalle has established himself as one of California’s top personal injury trial lawyers, having personally litigated multiple cases to settlement, verdict, or judgment with awards in excess of $1,000,000 and as high as $25,000,000. For the last fifteen years, he has been running a trial team dedicated to the representation of injured individuals in California which has handled matters specializing in civil litigation that involve complicated medical issues and disabilities. Mr. de Saint Phalle is an accomplished civil litigator in a variety of areas, including industrial accidents, product liability, exceptions to workers’ compensation, premises liability, professional malpractice, auto, bicycle and boating accidents, as well as business disputes.Close
Dylan F. Henry
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads
Mr. Henry is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm’s... | Read More
Mr. Henry is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm’s Catastrophic Sports Injury Defense Practice Group. He focuses his practice on business litigation, and he has represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes across a wide range of issues including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and fraudulent transfers, piercing the corporate veil and successor liability, partnership dissolution, professional malpractice, negligence and products liability, insurance defense, and employment practices. Mr. Henry also advises clients in their efforts to comply with their legal obligations and to avoid the pitfalls of litigation altogether.Close
Dr. Fernando Miranda, M.D.
Bright Minds Institute
Dr. Miranda is an internationally recognized cognitive and behavioral neurologist specializing in children with... | Read More
Dr. Miranda is an internationally recognized cognitive and behavioral neurologist specializing in children with learning problems and developmental delays. An Associate Professor at UCSF, he has authored many articles and appeared on the Good Morning America show. He helps children with all kinds of minds grow into young adults with increased functioning, self-awareness, and self-esteem, and speaks frequently on issues concerning autism, AD/HD and patient empowerment and health and wellness.Close
Kimberly L. Sachs
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads
Ms. Sachs focuses her practice on complex litigation matters in the areas of sports law, intellectual property,... | Read More
Ms. Sachs focuses her practice on complex litigation matters in the areas of sports law, intellectual property, white-collar defense, and employment.Close