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Pituitary Injuries in TBI Cases - Ignore Them at Your Peril! (and How to Shut Down the Defense Endocrinologist)
Published by Washington State Association for Justice and Delaware Trial Lawyers Association



Summary
If you knew you could add an additional $1,000,000 or more in value to 30-50% of your TBI cases, you wouldn’t hesitate to do so, right? Then don’t hesitate to attend this one hour webinar-it will change the way you evaluate any TBI case! As PI lawyers, we have historically looked at TBI cases through the lens of neurologists or neuropsychologists. For the last 20 years, endocrinologists have known that head trauma can cause dramatic and profound injuries to the pituitary, which in turn cause dramatic changes in behavior that mimic TBI symptoms. Endocrinologists know that these behavioral changes are mediated through damage to the pituitary, and know that this type of brain injury can be objectively proven. However, they typically don’t talk to neurologists or neuropsychologists, who may wrongfully attribute these behavioral changes to unseen axonal sheering in the brain, sending your client off for neuropsychological testing that the defense will simply use against your client. But what if those behavioral changes can be shown to be the result of objective damage to the pituitary, taking away from the defense their ability to label our clients as fakes or head cases? This is where we, as patient advocates, need to be able to properly connect the TBI dots amongst the different medical professions to get more value out of our TBI cases. If you regularly do TBI cases, you cannot afford to miss this webinar!

Presenters
Scott Blair
Scott Blair is the founder of Brain Injury Law of Seattle. Brain injury work is his passion. For the last 25 years, Scott has proudly helped folks with brain injuries get the specialized treatment they need to get their lives back together. Scott understands that the effects of brain injuries are often complex and subtle, and can have a variety of profound effects on a person if they are not recognized and dealt with in a timely fashion.

Scott is one of first lawyers in the country to...More

Originally Published
March 26, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Pituitary Injuries in TBI Cases - Ignore Them at Your Peril! (and How to Shut Down the Defense Endocrinologist) - Video
  2. Pituitary Injuries in TBI Cases - Ignore Them at Your Peril! (and How to Shut Down the Defense Endocrinologist) - Paper 1
  3. Pituitary Injuries in TBI Cases - Ignore Them at Your Peril! (and How to Shut Down the Defense Endocrinologist) - Paper 2

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Credit
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