Common Defenses In TBI Cases

COMMON DEFENSES IN TBI CASES

REAL TBI IS ALWAYS DIAGNOSED IN ER

NEG MRI, CT = NO BRAIN INJURY

EVERYONE RECOVERS COMPLETELY FROM A SIMPLE CONCUSSION

A CONCUSSION IS NOT A TBI

MUST HIT HEAD ON SOME OBJECT TO SUSTAIN TBI

IMPACT SPEED WAS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO CAUSE INJURY

SYMPTOMS OF TBI ALWAYS APPEAR IMMEDIATELY

NEUROPSYCH TESTING CAN BE MANIPULATED BY PATIENT AND IS THEREFORE UNRELIABLE

INCONSISTENT REPORTS OF LOC IS AN INDICATION OF MALINGERING

NO LOC = NO BRAIN INJURY