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The Biomechanics of a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

Jamie R. Williams, Ph.D., Robson Forensic Inc.

Dr. Williams, an expert in biomedical engineering as well as biomechanics and bioengineering, conducts forensic investigations into how the brain is injured and by conducting biomechanical analyses to determine the direction, duration, and magnitude of the forces generated.

In the absence of skull fractures, the brain can still be injured.  While traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe, both the age and physical condition of the individual can greatly impact the short term and long-term damages stemming from the original injury.  In an adult, traumatic injury to the brain can result in diminished or loss of cognitive and or executive functions.  In a young child, research has shown that damage to the brain may not result in the reduction of loss of functions they currently have, but rather a loss of the ability to develop the part of the brain that is injured.

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