Attorney Randall H. Scarlett of San Francisco Testifies Before the California Senate Health Committee

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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.