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BIAA Submits Testimony for TBI Funding

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has submitted written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies calling for increased fiscal year 2018 appropriations for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act programs, including the state grant program, and for TBI Model Systems research funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

BIAA is also working with the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force (CBITF) Co-chairs to obtain support from Congressional members for increased funding. Individuals who are attending Brain Injury Awareness Day can download a copy of the CBITF letter to give to their Representatives during their office visits that day. If you are not able to attend, click here to download a sample letter you can send to your representative.

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Table of Contents for the March 2017 Issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter

March 2017, Vol. 5, No. 9

Timely reporting on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions—articles that benefit practicing attorneys who may be pursuing a claim or defending a client.

Articles

Concussion Lawsuit Puts Focus on Tracking Concussed Athletes After They Leave the Playing Field and Engage in Other School Activities; Experts Weigh In

New York State Attorney General Goes After Company that Allegedly Scammed Concussion Victims

Court Denies NFL’s Statute of Limitations Argument in Concussion Case Involving Player from the 1950s

Attorney: Connecticut Concussion Bill Falls Short

Diagnosing a Sports Concussion Remains a Vexing Challenge

Former High School Football Player Sues School District, Others Over Alleged Failure to Follow Concussion Protocol

NHL’s Subpoena Regarding CTE: Valid Production Request or Invasion of Privacy?

Women May Be at Higher Risk for Sports-Related Concussion Than Men

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Firm Offers Brain Injury College Scholarship

The brain injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has announced that it is offering a scholarship to a student, who is a survivor of traumatic brain injury and is pursuing a college education.

The scholarship idea was the brainchild of Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, who each year devote their time and dedicate a portion of our firm’s fees to brain injury education, prevention and advocacy.

De Caro is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, while Kaplen is three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State.  Both have served as chairperson of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant for the year 2017. Full details and the application can be viewed at: http://brainlaw.com/traumatic-brain-injury-scholarship-fund/

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