BY LINDA SIMMONS, RN BScN
Senior Nurse Life Care Planner, Connect Medical Legal Experts
This document will increase the health care professionals understanding of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). ABI is defined as damage to the brain that is acquired after birth. It can affect cognitive, physical, emotional, social, or independent functioning. ABI is an umbrella term used to describe all brain injuries. ABI can result from traumatic brain injury (i.e. accidents, falls, assaults, etc.) and non-traumatic brain injury (i.e. stroke, brain tumours, infection, poisoning, hypoxia, ischemia or substance abuse).
The motor vehicle related accident clients that we at Connect Experts see with ABI have often resulted from a Traumatic Brain Injury and thus ABI’s that have resulted from a TBI will be the focus of this document.
Connect Experts has been voted a preferred Expert Witness Service provider in the medical/legal field by readers of Canadian Lawyer! The publication announced the winners of its third annual Reader's Choice awards today in Toronto. Connect Experts is honoured to be chosen among the top three providers in Canada. Thank you for your support!
Connect Experts is continuing its outreach work in Jamaica by facilitating another medical malpractice case review for a patient. Our CEO Chris Rokosh began working with a contact in the Caribbean nation of two million people in 2012, when a woman approached her at a conference in Atlanta, Ga., seeking help supporting victims of malpractice in the country.