As the phrase implies, “Traumatic Brain Injury” (“TBI”) refers to damage to a person’s brain as a result of trauma. TBIs have become a pervasive feature of the Canadian social landscape. Where, 30 years ago, certain kinds of trauma to a person’s head would have been fatal, medical advancements now result in more people surviving. This, in turn, means that an increased number of Canadians live with the ongoing effects of a TBI.
The symptoms of TBIs present on a spectrum – anywhere from mild and short-lasting on one end to severe and permanent on the other end. Continue reading
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Toronto critical injury lawyers John McLeish, Patrick Brown and Dale Orlando are scheduled to participate in a one-day conference for health care providers today.
McLeish, Brown and Orlando, partners with McLeish Orlando LLP, are speaking on a variety of topics at Practical Strategies: Catastrophic Impairment: A Look into the Future, presented by the Personal Injury Alliance.
The conference is designed to provide information on the unique advocacy required for proving a spinal cord injury case and the latest developments for spinal cord injury rehabilitation, provide a forum for discussion of models of care and treatment strategies, and enhance the funding available to Toronto Western Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital.
Brown is scheduled to speak on the topic Everything You Need To Know About Catastrophic Impairment and New Definitions, while McLeish is slated to take part in a panel discussion on future care reports.
Orlando is set to participate in a panel on the subject of situational assessments.
The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Carlu in Toronto.