ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers

    By Jack Hubbard and Samuel Hodge Jr

    ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers

    ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers

    By Jack Hubbard and Samuel Hodge Jr

    ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers, is the fourth book in the ABA Medical-legal Guides series. This guide provides in-depth medical-legal information regarding injury to the brain, that critical control center for the entire body as well as the spinal cord and those structures surrounding these components of the central nervous system.
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    From high school football to the NFL, from shaken baby syndrome to battlefield injury, head trauma with its consequence of brain injury has become a major concern for not only the medical and legal professions, but also to the public as a whole. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious health problem resulting in a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability each year. 

    According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.5 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. TBIs can affect the functionality of the brain—affecting thinking, reasoning, and memory. Whether the victim is an adult, a child, or an infant, TBIs can have a major impact on individuals and their families.

    A TBI disrupts brain functioning and can result from a significant blow or jolt to the head or by a penetrating injury to the head such as from a bullet. Not all cases of head trauma, however, cause a traumatic brain injury, the reason that this book is titled Head Injury and Brain Trauma. The severity of the consequences of head trauma may vary from “mild” with a brief episode of confusion to “severe,” ie. an extended period of loss of consciousness or amnesia or significant neurological deficits from the trauma or intracranial bleeding. Fortunately, the majority of cases of head trauma result in only mild concussions.

    ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers, is the fourth book in the ABA Medical-legal Guides series. This guide provides in-depth medical-legal information regarding injury to the brain, that critical control center for the entire body as well as the spinal cord and those structures surrounding these components of the central nervous system. The text is divided into five parts:
     
    Part one provides basic medical and legal discussions of head trauma. Chapters in this section will include discussions of terminology, anatomy of the head and neck, the pathophysiology and mechanism of head trauma such as skull fracture but excluding brain injury.

    Part two of the text addresses specific neurological consequences  of head and neck trauma including the concepts of traumatic brain injury, contusion, bleeding, coup vs contrecoup injury, shear and axonal injury; evaluation and treatment of head injury.  concussion and long term consequences of brain injury such as paralysis, epilepsy, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Both adult and pediatric populations are discussed.

    Part three of the book focuses on neuropsychological evaluation and rehabilitation including vocational issues and return to work. 
     
    Part four examines injuries and issues resulting from specific causes including athletics (e.g. football, soccer, boxing), military, workers compensation, and motor vehicle and bicycle accidents.
     
    Part five of the book presents head injury from both plaintiff and defense positions. The issue of disability claims will also be examined. 
         
    Throughout the book, examinations of legal cases on the topic are offered along with various legislative and professional organizational initiatives on head trauma. The book contains chapter contributions from recognized professionals of different disciplines, discussing the topics within their expertise.
     
    This is a rapidly evolving topic in both the medical and legal realms. By the nature of theses changes, some aspects discussed in the various chapters may be out of date at the time of publication of this book. However, the basic concepts discussed in these chapters will not change.

    Product Details

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    ABA Book Publishing

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    ABA Book Publishing

    Author

    Jack Hubbard , Samuel Hodge Jr

    ISBN

    9781634252676

    Page Count

    619

    Product Code

    1620698

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