National Brain Injury Litigation Group Elects Shana De Caro a New York Brain Injury Attorney at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP to Chair Group

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Brain injury attorney Shana De Caro, a partner at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP announces her election as Chair-elect of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

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I am extremely honored to be chosen by the best brain injury lawyers in the United States to lead this prestigious group and provide meaningful legal assistance to victims of acquired brain injury.

New York brain injury attorney Shana De Caro, a member of the brain injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, was elected Chair-elect of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group at the American Association for Justice annual conference held in San Francisco, California this month. The group is comprised of attorneys from throughout the nation who represent victims of brain trauma.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice includes the leading brain injury attorneys in the United States. Its members provide effective legal representation to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury caused by motor vehicle accidents, truck crashes, bus crashes, unsafe construction sites, negligent landlords, and medical malpractice. The group shares information on the latest medical literature and trial techniques for proper representation following brain damage.

De Caro, a member of the litigation group since its inception in 1991, has served as the treasurer and secretary and has been a member of the group’s executive board for the past 10 years. De Caro also serves as a board of member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and secretary of the Civil Justice Foundation. She is an active member of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, the Brain Injury Association of America, and the North American Brain Injury Society.

Moderating a full day program “Proving Traumatic Brain Injury with Objective Evidence,” at the American Association of Justice annual conference, New York personal injury attorney, De Caro said that, “Traumatic brain injury has reached epidemic levels in the United States. In all aspects of our practice, we must consider our clients may have sustained brain trauma.”

De Caro said that leading causes of traumatic brain damage are falls, being struck by an object, striking one’s head, motor vehicle crashes, domestic violence, and medical events causing hypoxia, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 12, 2013. She cited new data released this July in the report which identified approximately 3.5 million medical encounters and deaths in which TBI was one of the diagnoses in the health care provider’s medical records or in reports of vital statistics.

In accepting the recognition of her peers to lead the traumatic brain injury litigation group, De Caro said, “I am extremely honored to be chosen by the best brain injury lawyers in the United States to lead this prestigious group and provide meaningful legal assistance to victims of acquired brain injury.”

The New York brain injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, is one of the leading firms in the nation providing legal assistance to victims of brain trauma. The personal injury law firm represents clients suffering traumatic brain injuries and other catastrophic personal injuries caused by traffic accidents including car, bus and truck crashes, construction site accidents, unsafe buildings and medical or hospital malpractice. The firm maintains a web site, Brainlaw, http://www.BrainLaw.com and a news and information blog on brain trauma, http://www.BrainInjury.blogs.com. De Caro can be reached toll free at 1-866-BRAIN-LAW.

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