De Caro & Kaplen LLP Announces that Partner Shana De Caro will Moderate the Brain Injury Educational Program at American Association of Justice Annual Meeting

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Brain injury lawyer Shana De Caro has been selected to moderate the annual educational program of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group during the American Association for Justice annual convention.

New York traumatic brain injury (TBI) attorney Shana De Caro has been chosen to moderate the annual educational program of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (TBILG) of the American Association for Justice at its meeting to be held in San Francisco, California in July 2013. The all day program features attorneys discussing the latest developments in the law affecting TBI victims and updates in medical issues pertaining to traumatic brain damage.

The national litigation group comprises attorneys throughout the country who represent individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. The group’s purpose is to provide lawyers with cutting edge education on the latest medical and legal issues in the litigation of a traumatic brain injury case. Each year the group presents an educational program at the American Association for Justice Conference.

De Caro has been recognized by her peers as a leading attorney in representing victims of brain injury caused by automobile accidents, bus and truck accidents, work site injuries, unsafe buildings, and medical or hospital malpractice. She is the lead author of a leading treatise on NeuroLaw published by Psychiatric Clinics of North America and a contributor to the New York Law Journal on traumatic brain injury litigation. De Caro serves as secretary of the brain injury litigation group and has previously served as the group’s treasurer. She has also served on the executive board of the traumatic brain injury litigation group for the past seven years.

Shana De Caro is a member of the New York brain injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP in Pleasantville, New York, a personal injury practice dedicated to representing victims of traumatic brain injury caused by motor vehicle accidents, bus and truck crashes, unsafe construction work sites, unsafe buildings , medical and hospital 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.

De Caro also serves 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.

De Caro additionally serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is the editor in chief of the monthly legal updates published by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and an elected Fellow of the Melvin Belli Society, 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 because of traumatic brain injuries. The CDC estimates 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.

The brain injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen maintains a web site at and a brain injury news and information blog at published by De Caro’s partner, Michael V. Kaplen provides the latest news and information on traumatic brain injury, its causes, treatment, legal issues, and brain injury rehabilitation. The brain injury attorneys can also be reached toll free at 1-866-BRAIN-LAW.

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