Learn practical tips & tools on legal representation during the Pandemic and how COVID-19 has impacted supports for people living with the effects of brain injury in a 3-Part Webinar Series presented by our Corporate Platinum Sponsor PIA Law.
Session #1 - Navigating Capacity Issues from Hospital to Settlement
Stacey Stevens and Adam Karakolis will canvass issues with client Capacity from the time the client is injured in hospital to the time of settlement. This presentation will explore how client capacity is assessed and further how the person responsible for managing the client’s litigation, and their responsibilities, can change at different stages of litigation.
Session # 2 - Invisible Injuries – How to help your Lawyer
There are a number of difficulties Plaintiff’s counsel faces in trying to prove the existence and severity of a traumatic brain injury or a mild traumatic brain injury. One of those difficulties is that most brain injuries, unlike other injuries such as a broken arm or an amputated leg, are invisible to the naked eye. X-rays, CT scans and MRIs can detect fractures, hemorrhages, swelling, and certain kinds of tissue damage, but they cannot always detect injury to a person’s brain.
Session #3 - Consent and Capacity Following Traumatic Injury
This session will help treatment providers develop an understanding of the legal implications of incapacity. In addition we will to providing an understanding of issues of consent and capacity, and insight into the capacity assessment process. The presentation will help give direction to health care practitioners in developing appropriate goals and rehabilitation plans when dealing with consent and capacity issues.