Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
New York brain injury attorney Shana De Caro was recently elected secretary of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (TBILG) at the American Association for Justice’s annual meeting on July 30, 2012 in Chicago. De Caro has previously served as treasurer and executive board member of the TBILG for many years, and is continuing with her legal efforts to protect the rights of victims of traumatic brain injury.
Shana De Caro is a member of the brain injury New York law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, located in Pleasantville, New York. The brain injury law firm concentrates its practice on representing victims of brain trauma caused by automobile accidents, bus and truck accidents, unsafe buildings, dangerous construction sites, and medical malpractice. The brain injury law firm represents persons suffering brain damage throughout New York State including New York City, Long Island, and upstate regions of Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester.
In addition to serving as the new secretary of the Executive Board of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (TBILG), head injury attorney Shana De Caro was also re-elected at the annual convention as secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Civil Justice Foundation, a national not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to safeguarding the intrinsic constitutional rights afforded to all Americans by the civil justice system. This preservation of justice is achieved by strengthening the alliance between trial attorneys and consumer advocacy organizations and by promoting public awareness and education.
New York personal injury attorney Shana De Caro is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and serves as editor-in-chief of its monthly legal updates. Shana De Caro is also an elected fellow of the Melvin Belli Society, which is dedicated to preserving the jury system and the rights of victims of personal injury.
Traumatic brain injury is a national health epidemic. Each year in the United States, according to statistics supplied by the Centers for Disease Control, there will be approximately 52,000 deaths attributable to traumatic brain injury, 1.4 million emergency room visits by individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, and 275,000 persons will be hospitalized as a result of traumatic brain injuries. The CDC estimates that there are 5.3 million Americans living with the effects of a traumatic brain injury and that over 76 billion dollars annually can be attributable to the direct and indirect costs of brain injury.
For more information about De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, visit the firm online at http://www.BrainLaw.com or call toll-free at 1-866-BRAIN LAW. The brain injury firm also provides the latest news and information on traumatic brain injury on its blog, http://www.BrainInjury.Blogs.com. Visitors are advised to browse the blog for more facts about traumatic brain injury, its causes, treatment, legal issues, and brain injury rehabilitation. For further information, contact Michael V. Kaplen, Esq. at 914-747-4410 or by emailing Michael(at)BrainLaw(dot)com.