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HomePublicationsTHE OATLEY-MCLEISH GUIDE TO BRAIN INJURY LITIGATION

THE OATLEY-MCLEISH GUIDE TO BRAIN INJURY LITIGATION

By:   Roger Oatley and John McLeish

Released in December 2005 and written in three-phase chronological approach, this guide is designed to show you how to conduct a brain injury case from start to finish- all in one convenient volume.

Part one begins with the basic anatomy of a brain injury. You will learn:

  • How the brain and central nervous system work;
  • The mechanisms of a brain injury;
  • Signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury;
  • The myth of the mild brain injury;
  • Measurement of brain injury and outcome predictors.

Part two explores what is involved in preparing for trial in a brain injury case, including:

  • Case strategy;
  • The accident benefits system;
  • The role and limitations of neuro-imaging;
  • The role of the neurologist;
  • Use and abuse of neuropsychology;
  • The role of lay witnesses;
  • Proving economic loss.

Part three focuses on the trying of a brain injury case. Topics include:

  • Opening address;
  • Effective use of demonstrable evidence in brain injury case;
  • Effective strategies for examination in chief;
  • Cross examination of the defence neuropsychologist;
  • Effective proof of long term care costs;
  • Techniques and strategies for mild brain injury cases;
  • Closing to a jury in a brain injury case;

For more information or to order this book, please visit www.lexisnexis.ca