This presentation is designed to teach attorneys and investigators about the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This presentation also covers post-concussion syndrome, the cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric issues that can result from TBI, and the relationship between offenders and TBI. The purpose of this presentation is to assist attorneys and investigators with a basic understanding of TBI, the associated long-term effects, and how they may impact your clients and their cases. Medical expert and forensic nurse evaluation of TBI will be discussed throughout the presentation.
Key topics to be discussed:
Understand the types of traumatic brain injury and how they are diagnosed
Be familiar with the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury and post-concussion
Have an understanding of the types of long-term effects of TBI and how they can impact
Understand the relationship between offenders and TBI
Identify the forensic implications associated with TBI
Date: December 7, 2022
Merriam Young, MS, RN, CCRN, TCRN | Godoy Medical Forensics
Merriam has been a nurse for 22 years, 13 of which include care of trauma patients. The last six years she has worked in the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Stanford University Medical Center. Merriam has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in Nursing from San Jose State University. She is currently completing a certificate in Forensic Nursing program from the University of California in Riverside. She is a certified critical care nurse and a trauma certified nurse.
Merriam has completed the four-day Advanced Strangulation Course and has reviewed multiple strangulation, assault, DUI and domestic violence cases. Merriam has been qualified to testify on Strangulation, Traumatic Brain Injury and Acceptable Medical Practice for Blood Draws.
I. Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) | 12:00pm – 12:10pm
II. Post-concussion syndrome signs and symptoms | 12:10pm – 12:20pm
III. Cognitive effects | 12:20pm – 12:30pm
IV. Behavioral/Psychiatric Issues | 12:30pm – 12:40pm
V. Relationship between offenders and TBI | 12:40pm – 12:50pm
VI. Forensic implications of TBI | 12:50pm – 1:00pm