A traumatic brain injury can happen at any time, in any place, to anyone and did you realize that every 15 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers brain trauma? Interview With Michael Kaplen of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief/Host
Today I’m joined by Michael Kaplen, a partner in The Brain Injury Law Firm®, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP representing victims of traumatic brain injury and other injuries caused by vehicle collisions, pedestrian, unsafe buildings and construction sites and medical malpractice.
Michael is Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School, The Legal Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury and chairs the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council. Michael is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and board certified in Medical Malpractice litigation.
He was a participant in the 2014, White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit. He is past Chairperson of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Automobile, Highway and Premise Liability Section, Past Chair of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. He is a frequent author and lecturer on personal injury law and brain injury litigation.
With over 35 years experience advocating for brain injury survivors in New York State, we have a deep understanding of the complexities of brain injury law. We know that every case is unique. And unlike many brain injury lawyers, we are fully prepared to go to court to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Whether you call it a closed head injury, brain damage, or a concussion, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a dramatic and devastating impact on survivors and their families. People who suffer brain trauma face a long road ahead. They may need months or even years of rehabilitation to perform the most basic tasks. Often, the aftermath of this “invisible injury” is permanent, leaving the victim disabled for life.
The New York law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP focuses its national legal practice on representing brain injury survivors and their family members. Brain injury law is not just our profession; it’s our longstanding passion. Our success in helping people afflicted with head injuries is one reason our partners, Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, were selected as Preferred Attorneys by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). They are the brain injury lawyers for BIAA in the case against the National Football League, and authored the brief filed by BIAA to explain the science of brain injury and why the retired players are not receiving a fair deal before the United States of America Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Michael is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School, teaching the only course on traumatic brain injury law in the nation. Michael has served as the chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, and is a three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. He has also served as the Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
427 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 747 4410
Toll free 1 866 BRAINLAW
Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
“The Legal Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury”
Chair, New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council
Bd. of Directors, past Vice President, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified, Medical Malpractice, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Past President, Brain Injury Association of New York State
Past Chair, Motor Vehicle, Highway and Premises Liability Section, American Association for Justice
Past Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
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