Neuropsychology Expert Witness On Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuropsychology expert witnesses may consult and testify on traumatic brain injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, minor head trauma, and concussion.  Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is in the news with information that 20,000 people could have concussions from the Boston Marathon explosions.  Dr. Stoler states that people who were within a quarter mile of the blast zone could have concussions and don’t realize it. Dr. Stoler is a brain injury survivor, board certified health and sports psychologist, and co-author of Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. She has served as a forensic expert witness on court cases regarding concussions and PTSD.

On her website, she describes the brain injury involved in concussions:

Concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. The terms mild brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), mild head injury (MHI), minor head trauma, and concussion may be used interchangeably although the last is often treated as a narrower category. Although the term “concussion” is still used in sports literature as interchangeable with “MHI” or “MTBI”, the general clinical medical literature now uses “MTBI” instead. Frequently defined as a head injury with a temporary loss of brain function, concussion causes a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms, which may not be recognized if subtle.

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