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Brain Injury Insider is a weekly video update by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®. We cover the latest news and developments in traumatic brain injury, concussion, and brain injury law.Host Michael Kaplen is a passionate advocate of the rights of brain injury survivors, and as a senior partner in the New York brain injury law firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has been fighting on their behalf for over 40 years.
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From the outside looking in, a brain injury is difficult to understand. From the inside looking out, a brain injury is difficult to describe. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses some important information brain injury survivors may need to say to you, to help you understand their experience of living with this "in…
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In the 100th episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen shares positive news of research into a new treatment that has been found to be effective in improving attention, planning, and organization in individuals with traumatic brain injury between the ages of 3 and 18. Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the conclusions of a new study, which recommends delaying nonurgent surgery for patients with traumatic brain injuries of all severities. Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysq7qtLPD5Q Subscribe to Brain Injury Insider https://brainlaw.com/insider/ Brain Injury …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses new research, which may help us understand the mechanism of how Covid-19 causes lasting neurological and brain damage. Find out more about Covid-19 and brain damage at https://brainlaw.com/brain-injuries/covid-disability/ Watch this episode on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the current method of classifying brain injuries, and why this outdated classification can lead to misunderstandings in treatment, consequences, and rehabilitation for brain injury survivors. Listen to an audio version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvJzlDaZAr8 Find out more…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses New York's antiquated wrongful death law, its inherently unjust nature, and why it must be updated to reflect family and relationship dynamics in the 21st Century. Find out more at https://brainlaw.com/personal-injury/wrongful-death/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by T…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses a stunning new study, which estimates 800,000 individuals each year are victims of misdiagnosis. This includes 371,000 people whose death is attributable to a misdiagnosis and 424,000 who sustain serious injury and disability. Read the show notes for this episode and find out mo…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the Traumatic Brain Injury Act, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on the 29th July 1996, and asks, 27 years on from the Act taking effect, how much progress have we made in addressing the challenges and needs of brain injury survivors? Read the show notes for t…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses drowning, which is the leading cause of death for children under 4 in the United States, how near drowning often leads to brain injury, and important safety measures that can help to prevent swimming pool accidents. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the importance of choosing the right law firm for your brain injury case, and explains why De Caro & Kaplen are uniquely positioned to assist brain injury survivors both in and out of the court room. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/…
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Who you choose to represent you in your brain injury lawsuit can make all the difference in the world. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses your right to change attorneys at any time, and some important reasons why you may want to consider doing so. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://…
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month in the United States. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses troubling statistics regarding the prevalence of strokes in America, and the critical need for prompt diagnosis and treatment to minimize damage to the brain, and increase the chances of a positive outcome. Read the sh…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses research published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, which reveals that experiencing multiple concussions, regardless of severity, increases the chances of long-term cognitive impairment. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/multipl…
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Over 450,000 United States military service personnel have sustained traumatic brain injuries from the years 2020 to 2022, yet the Department of Defense failed to consistently implement policies and procedures, to determine the care needed for these service members according to a new report issued by the Inspector General for the Department of Defe…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses an insensitive and damaging comment made by Senator McConnell to the media following his recent concussion and recovery. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/senator-mcconnell-concussion/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses construction accidents - the leading cause of workplace-related traumatic brain injury in the United States. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/construction-accidents/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injur…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the findings of a new study by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which show that 1 in 18 patients receive an incorrect diagnosis in hospital emergency departments. Five of the top ten misdiagnosed conditions in …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen interviews Erin Newcomb, the recipient of De Caro & Kaplen's 2023 Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship award. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/erin-newcomb/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Caro…
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month in the United States. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses why spreading awareness about the public health crisis that is traumatic brain injury is critical for improving the lives of millions of Americans. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brain…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, and how Carbon Monoxide affects the brain. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/carbon-monoxide-poisoning/ For more information visit our Carbon Monoxide web page at https://brainlaw.com/…
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The Time To Act On These Issues Affecting Brain Injury Survivors Is NOW In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses some of the issues brain injury survivors will face in 2023, and calls for urgent action to improve the lives of persons with a brain injury, their family, and friends. Read the show notes for this episode a…
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Argentina beat France in a thrilling World Cup final yesterday. But while the World Cup was packed with excellent soccer, there were a number of incidents throughout the tournament which highlighted the damange that heading the ball, and other impacts can cause to the brain. In this video, Michael Kaplen argues that, post World Cup, it's time FIFA …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, and urges more Representatives to join the task force in 2023. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/brain-injury-task-force/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the continued misrepresentation of brain injury by the media, and in particular the portrayal of a character suffering from traumatic identity amnesia in a new Netflix film starring Lindsay Lohan. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/ins…
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Interaction with family and friends during holiday gatherings can be a difficult time for persons with a brain injury. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen explains why. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/holiday-message/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brai…
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the crazy witness testimony in the lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) charging them with negligence in the death of former USC linebacker Matthew Gee, who played between 1988 and 1992-92. Read the show notes for this episode and find out m…
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Many symptoms associated with long Covid are similar to those found after a concussion or other type of brain injury. In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses problems faced by Covid "long haulers" when filing disability insurance claims. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw…
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses necessary accommodations following a brain injury, which may be necessary to assist survivors overcome and offset injury related limitations. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/accommodations-following-brain-injury/ Brai…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses key services and support for individuals with a brain injury. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/services-support/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP. Host Michael Kap…
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the troubling statistics surrounding domestic violence in the United States, and the clear links between intimate partner violence and brain injury. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.co…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the gross mishandling of Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion, and why it's time the NFL were held fully accountable for their negligence. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/tua-concussion/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by Th…
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the findings of a new study which examines the impact of screen time on concussion recovery. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/screen-time/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Car…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the vastly underestimated prevalence of brain injury in the United States. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/brain-injury-prevalence/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Caro & Kaplen, L…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen dispels some of the common myths surrounding brain injury and concussions. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/myths/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP. Host Michael Kaplen is a…
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In this episode of Brain Inury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the importance of selecting the right attorney or law firm for your brain injury case, and suggests some questions to ask potential attorneys before making a decision. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/legal-representation/ Bra…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the findings of a new study, which reports that blood tests taken on the day of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can accurately predict which patients are likely to die or survive with severe disability, and the clinical and ethical implications of this development. Read the show …
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen updates on the 'race-norming' controversy, which denied (and continues to deny) many players the compensation they were entitled to in the NFL class action brain injury case. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/nfl-race-norming-upd…
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses important news about a new study which demonstrates a clear causal link between repetitive head impacts and CTE. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/cte-study/ Link to study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/f…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses news of a huge class action suit on behalf of 185 former rugby players against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union, and the Welsh Rugby Union. The players, represented by Rylands Law in the UK, have been diagnosed with early-onset dementia and other irreversible neurological i…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael discusses the recent approval of a trial in England banning heading in soccer for under-12s, and the known links between heading a soccer ball and brain injury. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/heading-soccer-under-12s/ Brain Injury Insider i…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the signs and symptoms of a stroke, and how time is of the essence when it comes to recognizing and reacting to those symptoms. Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP. Host Michael Kaplen is a passionate advocate of the rig…
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June is headache and migraine awareness month. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the link between headaches and traumatic brain injury. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/headaches-tbi/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen reviews research on the chronic effects of brain injury, and argues its time public health officials and insurance carriers recognize the long-term consequences of brain trauma and classify traumatic brain injury as a disease entity. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more …
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the findings of a new survey, which revealed that 46% of Americans believe tackle football is an inappropriate sport for children. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/tackle-football-survey/ View our interactive map track…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses a new report by the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, which calls for a new system for classifying traumatic brain injury. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/tbi-roadmap/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses Aphasia - the brain injury that has been in the news recently due to Bruce Willis's retirement from acting due to the condition. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/aphasia/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain …
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In this week's episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the prevalence of TBI in America's prison population, and echoes the CDC's recommendations for new research to develop better methods for identifying inmates with a history of TBI, and for more support for those who are identified as having a brain injury while incarcerat…
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the alarming, and often overlooked prevalence of traumatic brain injury in America's homeless population. Find out more and read the show notes for this episode at https://brainlaw.com/insider/tbi-homeless-population/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury …
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In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses the serious problem of domestic violence in the United States, and the lack of proper assessment and treatment for domestic violence victims who may have suffered a brain injury. Read the show notes for this episode and find out more at https://brainlaw.com/insider/brain-injury-…
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To mark the first week of brain injury awareness week, we recap some of the key facts and statistics surrounding brain injury in the United States. Find out more at https://brainlaw.com/tbi-facts/ Brain Injury Insider is a weekly podcast by The Brain Injury Law Firm ®, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP. Host Michael Kaplen is a passionate advocate of the right…
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