Neuropsychological Evidence in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Cases


Overview

Attorneys working on cases involving brain injury claims need to understand the workings of a normal brain as well as how it’s affected by concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI).

mTBIs often don’t show up in standard tests such as MRIs or CAT scans so they can be difficult to evaluate, especially from a legal perspective. That’s where neuropsychological testing comes in. It helps establish whether an individual’s brain function has been impaired by a concussion or mTBI.

Medical records from brain injury and neuropsychiatric cases are extremely technical and, as a result, difficult to understand. You must be able to prove the validity of a diagnosis, determine whether treatment has been adequate, and differentiate between minor injuries and those having longer-term consequences that could result in claims for future damages.

How can you improve your ability to analyze concussions records? How do you identify other conditions, such as chronic pain or depression, that accompany concussion diagnoses to better understand what role, if any, the concussion might play? And what resources are available to help you find the evidence you need to support your case?

Get answers to these questions and more during “Neuropsychological Testing in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Cases.”

Listen as Dr. Tannahill Glen, a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with a specialty in traumatic brain injury, provides an empirically based critical analysis of concussions, post-concussion syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and more, to help you better comprehend an individual’s medical records. You’ll get tools to demystify the literature on TBIs and concussions. She will even help you convey the facts of the case to a jury in language they can clearly understand.

You’ll come away with proven data that will change the way you think about concussions and give you a significant advantage in the courtroom.

If you’re an attorney who needs to better understand concussions and mTBI claims, this session is for you.

Here is just some of what you’ll learn during this comprehensive session:

  • How to evaluate your cases for evidence of a concussion, as well as for mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury.

  • The natural physiological and clinical course of concussion recovery and how that information can help (or hurt) your case.

  • The factors associated with long-term post-concussive symptoms and where to look for them in the medical records.

  • A review of the other conditions that often accompany concussion diagnoses—and the role that a concussion might play in each.

  • How to talk about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a way that juries understand, and be able to examine witnesses on the subject who often know more than you do.

  • How to analyze concussion records and find the resources you’ll need to prepare your case.

  • How to identify common mental conditions that are often found in concussion claim cases.


Your Instructor

Tannahill Glen, PsyD, ABPP, is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida (PY 6757). Dr. Glen also holds an ASPPB Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate accepted in the following states: Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio and South Carolina.

For more than a decade, Dr. Glen was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UF Health Neuroscience Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to that, she was the Director of Neuropsychology at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Glen specializes in the diagnosis and treatment planning for neurologic conditions that impact thinking, mood, and behavior, such as traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, stroke and Alzheimer’s/Mild Cognitive Impairment, and other types of degenerative dementia.

Dr. Glen completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She also completed an American Psychological Association- and Canadian Psychological Association-accredited internship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. Glen completed a National Institute of Health research-training-grant-funded residency in Neuropsychology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine.