Brain Gel

For years, the medical profession has scientifically used a material commonly known as “Brain Gel” in order to better study trauma impact to the human brain. In 2005, Randall H. Scarlett, through work with his experts, was the first lawyer in the United States to successfully utilize Brain Gel in a biomechanical stress demonstration of forces acting upon the human brain. Plaintiff was involved in a rear end collision. The G-forces involved were slight, and agreed to by all parties. The issue for Mr. Scarlett was how to best demonstrate for a jury what those forces did, within the skull, to Plaintiff. Accordingly, the seat in which Plaintiff was seated at the time of the collision was removed from the vehicle, Brain Gel was placed in a skull, open at the top. Dots were placed on the Brain Gel in order to better visualize brain movement within the skull itself. An accelerometer was utilized to verify the forces subjected to the seat and skull. Lastly, a high speed camera was utilized to film the movement of the Brain Gel (and thus brain) within the skull. Interestingly, the vector path of the forces upon the Brain Gel directly correlated to a T-3 MRI which evidenced two focal lesions, one anterior, and one posterior, in Plaintiff’s frontal lobes.

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