Falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports - the causes of TBI are many and often open the doors to financial compensation. But first, you must prove the existence of an injury that is invisible to the naked eye and poses diagnostic challenges even for the experts. Join our doctor and attorney faculty as they explore neuroanatomy, brain injuries, and the strategies that will help you succeed in proving your clients' claims. Register today!
Build a working understanding of brain anatomy and physiology.
Learn how doctors differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe TBI.
Uncover different diagnostic tools for TBI and understand their limitations.
Get practical tips for deposing neurologists and neuropsychologists in the brain injury case.
Brain Injuries: Traumatic and Non-Traumatic
Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Neuroimaging Techniques, EEGs, and Other Diagnostic Tools
Mild vs. Moderate vs. Severe TBI
Post Concussive Syndrome
Treatment and Recovery
Calculating Damages for TBI Claims
How to Prove Traumatic Brain Injury
Tips for Deposing and Cross-Examining Neurologists and Neuropsychologists
Peter Blumenthal is an occupational physician with training in pharmacology and toxicology and clinical experience in trauma. Dr. Blumenthal learned to understand illnesses caused by toxic exposure during fellowship training in clinical pharmacology and toxicology. He learned injury management during 12,000 hours as an emergency physician. Therefore, Dr. Blumenthal is versed in both prevention and care of work related injuries and illnesses. Since 1993, he has conducted over 36,000 independent medical exams, including long term disability assessments. Dr. Blumenthal earned his M.D. degree and a Dr. med. degree in Bonn, Germany; trained in clinical pharmacology at Tulane; in clinical pharmaco-kinetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and earned his M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) degree at Rutgers. He has maintained an academic affiliation as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Blumenthal is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine, as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME). Locally, Dr. Blumenthal is a member of the Essex County Medical Society (past president and current chair of the Medical-Legal Liaison Committee), regionally as a member of the Medical Society of New Jersey (treasurer), and nationally as a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (past Speaker of the House).
Jonathan M. Stewart is a founding member and managing partner of SMT Legal. Mr. Stewart has personally represented or supervised the representation of over 1000 personal injury cases, securing tens of millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients. Along with representing clients in both state and federal civil forums, Mr. Stewart represents several internationally focused organizations and has traveled extensively for them as he is often requested to give lectures and sit on panel discussions. He has served as an adjunct professor at local universities. Mr. Stewart earned his B.A. degree from Point Park University, his M.A. degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and his J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law. Mr. Stewart is a member of Council for the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and is also a President Club member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
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