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DRM Co-sponsors Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

 February 16, 2012

(Burlington) The law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, the Brain Injury Association of Vermont and the Vermont Association for Justice will present Representing Traumatic Brain Injury Victims: Legal and Medical Issues, a full-day conference for legal and TBI professionals and case management providers on Friday, March 30 at Main Street Landing in Burlington. Proceeds from the conference, which will offer current medical perspectives on mild traumatic brain injury and related legal and compensation issues, will benefit the Brain Injury Association of Vermont.

Robert Luce, litigation, traumatic brain injury“We have a tremendous lineup of presenters this year including Dr. Thomas A. McAllister, director of neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and co-editor of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as Dr. Owen Drudge and Ashley Couture – two highly regarded TBI rehabilitation professionals at Fletcher Allen Health Care,” said Robert Luce, the conference chair and a trial attorney at DRM who represents brain and spinal cord injury victims and their families. Luce, along with attorneys Mark Kolter, Tom Scherrer and Patricia Turley will also present at the conference.

Topics include recent developments in neuroimaging techniques and what they tell us about mild brain injury; the challenges of proving a brain injury and its consequences in a liability case and strategies to meet these challenges; the physical and neuropsychological consequences of brain injury; working with experts in TBI cases; strategies to maximize the effectiveness of before and after witnesses; what developments in functional imaging and neurogenetics tell us about the variability in outcome after mild and moderate TBI; the role of structural and functional imaging after brain injury; the role of the speech language pathologist in understanding and treating brain injury; and workers compensation and social security for TBI injuries.

The cost of the conference is $325 for legal professionals and $225 for TBI professionals and case management providers. To register, please contact Julia Meade, (802)863-2375.

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 60 attorneys and six offices in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. DRM provides legal services to local, national and international clients in practice areas that include bankruptcy and business restructuring, business law, captive insurance, energy and telecommunications, family law, health law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental law, tax law and trusts and estates. The firm represents clients in legislative, regulatory and public affairs through the Government and Public Affairs group. DRM is the law firm member for Vermont of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.

The Vermont Association for Justice was established nearly 40 years ago to safeguard every Vermonter’s rights through the judicial process, to strengthen the civil justice system through education, promote injury prevention, foster the disclosure of information critical to public health and safety, and uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Vermont. Its members are attorneys who hold wrongdoers accountable on behalf of injured and/or wronged Vermonters.

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