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Brain and Spinal Injury

Slater Vecchio lawyers share their in-depth practice knowledge and commitment to client services by regularly publishing articles. The following articles by our team discuss spinal cord and brain injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Overlooked Diagnosis in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Cases
From an article published in the September 1997 edition of the Verdict

“A significant proportion of individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI) also sustain a concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI)…”

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Brain Injury

Trying a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case: What You Need to Know
From a presentation at TLABC’s Brain Injury Conference: the Future of Rehabilitation & Litigation

“Occasionally a seemingly innocuous event can have tragic consequences.” These are the opening comments of Mr. Justice Weatherill in Wallman v John Doe. The innocuous event? A $673 rear-end collision. The tragic consequences? A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)…”

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Litigating a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case
From an article published in the Spring 2011 edition of the Verdict

Twenty eight years ago a six year old boy sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident near Creston British Columbia. He was a passenger in a car involved in a head on collision. He hit his head and was unconscious for approximately four minutes…

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Traumatic Brain Injury: What the Lawyer Needs to Know
From a presentation at the Trial Lawyers of Alberta conference, Trying the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, 2009 in Edmonton and Calgary

“The number of traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases each year in the United States is reported to be in the range of 1.6 to 3.8 million. This likely translates into 160,000 to 380,000 cases of TBI in Canada each year.”

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Future Cost Of Care in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
From an article published in the June 2002 edition of the Verdict

“In traumatic brain injury cases the plaintiff will have suffered significant deficits in cognitive, emotional, and behavioural functioning. However, a review of the future cost of care…”

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The Significance of Partial Seizure-Like Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
From an article published in the March 2002 edition of the Verdict

“A lawyer interviewing a client in a traumatic brain injury case will likely find that the client suffers from…”

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The Extended Glasgow Coma Scale and MTBI
From an article published in the December 2001 edition of the Verdict

“In cases where a lawyer is attempting to prove that a plaintiff has suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) following a motor vehicle accident…”

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Parkinsonism and Traumatic Brain Injury
From an article published in the November 2000 edition of the Verdict

“Proving a causal relationship at trial between trauma and Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism is difficult, as evidenced by the fact that only three cases have proceeded to trial in Canada…”

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and The Thin Skull Rule
From an article published in the March 1996 edition of the Verdict

“The purpose of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Update is to inform those lawyers interested in TBI cases about recent developments in the neurobehavioural literature…”

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Without Loss Of Consciousness (LOC)
From an article published in the November 1995 edition of the Verdict

“A review of Supreme Court decisions dealing with the issue of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) reveals a number of cases where medical experts have opined that a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) cannot be made without a finding that there was a loss of consciousness (LOC)…”

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Head Injury Update
From an article published in the March 1995 edition of the Verdict

“One of the most difficult problems for lawyers involved in the presentation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases is that some doctors are unfamiliar with traumatic brain injury (TBI)…”

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Introduction
From an article published in the December 1994 edition of the Verdict

“In a Supreme Court Trial several years ago, a medical expert was carefully explaining to the Judge the pathophysiological mechanism of a traumatic brain injury…”

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