Oregon brain injury lawyer, Aaron DeShaw, is speaking at the 30th North American Brain Injury Society annual conference in New Orleans, which is running concurrently with the World Congress on Brain Injury. DeShaw is 1 of 13 brain injury lawyers in North America selected to speak over the course of the four day conference.
DeShaw is speaking alongside leading brain injury researchers Dr. Erin Bigler (neuropsychologist and pioneer in neuroimaging), Dr. Mariusz Ziejewski, (chair of the scientific peer review committees for the DoD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury (PTSD/TBI) Research Program, and a member of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] Collaboration Group on Human Brain Modeling), Dr. Brent Masel (neurologist / endocrinologist researching brain injury impact on hormone levels, and past president of the Brain Injury Association of America), Dr. James Kelly (founder and director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence [NICoE] a Department of Defense Institute, and concussion researcher at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). DeShaw also met internationally renowned neurologist Dr. Frederick Carrick, Clinical Scholar at Harvard Medical School and Senior Research Fellow at University of Cambridge to discuss recent brain research conducted at those universities.
DeShaw also attended the World Congress on Brain Injury, reviewing new brain injury research presented for the first time at the conference by universities and researchers internationally. The World Congress on Brain Injury is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury both of traumatic and acquired causes.
DeShaw is believed to be the only Oregon brain injury lawyer ever selected to present at an annual NABIS conference. His presentation is on the improper use of the Fake Bad Scale by insurance company doctors to falsely claim that injured people are malingers (liars). DeShaw’s lecture exposes that this test, commonly used by insurance company doctors, is not scientifically valid and is used by defense doctors to mislead judges and jurors that an injured person is faking their injury. The presentation reveals the Fake Bad Scale as junk science that should never be admitted by a judge in a personal injury trial.
In addition to being a nationally known brain injury lawyer, DeShaw is a well known speaker on brain injuries to doctors, lawyers and brain injury survivors.