The Movie “Concussion” and Hiring the Right Lawyer for Brain Injury

Posted By: Tony Baratta | December 31st, 2015

The movie “Concussion” is helping people across the country understand that a brain injury is not easily recognized when it occurs, and that if proper treatment is not provided, can result in permanent harm.   According to the CDC, head injury results in 138 deaths daily and close to 3 million emergency department visits annually.   Falls are the leading cause of brain injuries, about 40%.  Other causes include being hit in the head unintentionally with an object (15%), motor vehicle crashes (14%) and physical assaults (10%).      

 Those who suffer a brain injury due to the carelessness of another need an attorney who understands these very difficult to diagnose and treat injuries.  The character of Jordan Belfour in the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street said: “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”  

I am passionate about understanding and educating others about brain injuries.

Below are 9 Blogs on Brain Injuries I posted in 2015.

What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MBTI)?

How I Make a Jury “See” a Brain Injury

3 Successful Ways I Prove Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

Concussion Update – FDA Clears Phone App that can Diagnose Concussions

It’s a No Brainer!  Brain Injured Clients Need a Lawyer Who Understands the Brain


The Effects of Concussions on Baseball Hitting Stats

Impact Testing & Youth Baseball – What is it and Why you need it

2 Clear & Simple Concussion Rules for Youth Baseball

14 Signs of a Concussion and Why Youth Baseball Needs Guidelines

If someone important to you has suffered a brain injury, make sure that his or her advocate is not an amateur. 

My best wishes to you and your family.  Happy New Year.

Tony Baratta is a trial attorney in Huntingdon Valley, PA who represents clients who have been seriously injured including due to medical mistakes. Tony is the founding partner of Baratta, Russell, & Baratta and on the board for the Philadelphia VIP. Tony is a Nationally Certified Civil Trial Advocate, AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbel and a  member of the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association (BPIA).  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for trial attorneys and voted one of Philadelphia’s Super Lawyers 2008-2015.

About the Author

Anthony J. Baratta (Tony) is a trial attorney. He has tried more than 50 cases to Juries in State and Federal Courts and has litigated thousands of personal injury and medical malpractice cases in his 30-year career. Tony is the founding partner of Baratta, Russell, & Baratta and an active board member of the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association (BPIA). Tony is also on the board for the Philadelphia VIP and performs pro bono work for the Laurel House, a non-profit for victims of domestic abuse. In addition, Tony is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for trial attorneys, voted one of Philadelphia’s Super Lawyers for the past 14 years, and a 2018 recipient of the First Judicial District Pro Bono Award for the Civil Trial Division.

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