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A Legal Look At Traumatic Brain Injuries

03/28/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Brain injuries to professional athletes and military personnel have attracted more attention, funding and research.

Every year, 3,000 Vermonters and 1.7 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury or TBI. These injuries can range from mild to severe TBI. An increase in these types of injuries to military veterans and athletes has resulted in additional interest and subsequently, more research and funding. It has also provided a better understanding of what the victims undergo.

At the same time, medical advancements have made it easier to detect and prove brain injuries. All of these factors have had an impact on what is admissible in legal cases involving TBI.

Attorney Robert Luce discusses how these developments have changed the legal community's ability to represent the victims of brain injuries.

Also on the program, getting a job in Vermont is a big hurdle for youth. But finding affordable housing, dealing with debt and trying to set some savings aside for a family are additional significant challenges for emerging adults. We look at those issues during the third of our four part Generation Gap series.

Plus, we dive into our mailbag to read your comments about recent programs.

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Brain Injury Association of Vermont Representing TBI Victims Conference
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