The MedicoLegal Aspects of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

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Severe functional disability following catastrophic brain injury, although not common, must be appreciated by both health care professionals and trial lawyers. There must be an understanding of the nature of the injury and its sequelae, life expectancy prognostication, and determination of future medicals well as non-medical lifetime needs. There must also be a sensitivity to the ethical and moral dilemmas of treating professionals, family and legal counsel for the person with the injury. This article will summarize medical, legal and ethical issues germane to working with this challenging patient population as well as practical suggestions for optimizing communication with families of persons with severe acquired brain injury (ABI).

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