Article Text

Download PDFPDF
5 Medicolegal considerations in head injury – challenging dogma in TBI
  1. Virginia Newcombe
  1. Consultant in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge


Dr Virginia Newcombe is a consultant in Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Originally from Australia she came to Cambridge to complete a MPhil in Epidemiology and stayed to undertake a PhD and clinical training. She is a Royal College of Emergency Medicine Associate Professor and holds an Academy of Medical Sciences and Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship.

Her main research interests focus on prognostication, neuroimaging and the use of biomarkers after traumatic brain injury as well as long-term outcomes after critical illness. Her work has been recognised with awards from European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Medicine, National Neurotrauma Society (USA) and a Churchill Fellowship.

Abstract This talk will discuss how our understanding of some of common perceptions and beliefs about TBI are changing and/or can be challenged with new evidence. Discussion will range through controversies in TBI as well as specific examples in sports concussion and mild TBI.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.