San Francisco-based trial lawyer Randall H. Scarlett, principal of The
Scarlett Law Group, testifies before the California Senate Health Committee
with Recommendations Regarding State Facilitated Treatment of California
Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury
For the first time in California's history, the Senate Health Committee
undertook extensive preliminary hearings yesterday on the issue of Traumatic
Brain Injury and its impact, fiscally and otherwise, on the State of California.
These historic hearings involved approximately two hours of testimony
and presentation by physicians and by members of the California Brain
Injury Association. The hearings, promised to be the first in a number
of educational and exploratory hearings on Traumatic Brain Injury, were
telling as to the staggering costs associated with the treatment of survivors
of Traumatic Brain Injury.
The hearings involved the testimony of several board members of the California
Brain Injury Association, including Dr. Mark Ashley, Dr. David Hovda,
Sharon Grandinette, and Randall H. Scarlett. The California Brain Injury
Association also invited Dave Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff
Foundation (and older brother of Bob Woodruff) in order to address Traumatic
Brain Injury issues relative California's returning veterans.
Several recommendations were made by CALBIA to the Senate Health Committee,
including the formal formation of a Traumatic Brain Injury taskforce to
advise the California Governor's Office, Senate and Assembly on these
important and fiscally demanding topics. The packed hearings promise to
be the first in a number of such hearings likely to be held on this important topic.
Mr. Scarlett addressed the Senate Committee on the issue of mild Traumatic Brain Injury,
concussion and insurance coverage issues such as exclusions under the
term "medically necessary". Mr. Scarlett also addressed the
Senators on the staggering costs of care associated with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Randall H. Scarlett, principal, concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal
injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death and
other serious wrongs. The Scarlett Law Group also handles cases involving
product liability, aviation disaster, medical malpractice, international
human rights, domestic civil rights, environmental and complex consumer actions.