Partner Annette Mijanovic is speaking on panel, “Managing the Stealth TBI Claim,” during ALFA International’s Transportation Seminar in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on May 5, 2022
Mental injuries are a fertile area for enhanced damage claims by plaintiffs. The trend in noncatastrophic cases, with few or no symptoms, is for plaintiffs’ counsel to abandon medicine and science in favor of lay evidence to support otherwise undetectable mental injuries beyond general emotional distress connected with an accident. Memory loss, inability to work or function and personality changes are among these types of claims. This panel will discuss what these trends are, what plaintiffs’ tactics are and what strategies the defense must consider to counter this rising wave.