Godoy Medical Forensics
Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication
When: March 4th, 2021 Location: Duke Law Virtual Event Presented by North Carolina Office Law of Indigent Defense Services, Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication Tara Godoy, BSN, RN, CFN, LNC 2:15-3:45 pm Certified Forensic Nurse, Godoy Medical Forensics, [...]
The Long-Term Effects of Repetitive Head Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury in Criminal Cases After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), people can experience personality changes, social anxiety, irritability, anger, depression, general anxiety, mood swings, emotional lability, and feelings of being overwhelmed. The bottom line is that the brain no longer functions exactly the way it did prior to the head injury. The location of [...]
Actinic (Senile) Purpura and Its Imposters
Often in assault or abuse cases, the victim is elderly. When evaluating these cases, it is prudent to retain a medical expert to review the discovery and determine if the injuries are consistent with contusions from trauma or are senile purpura. Contusions (bruises) can have a similar appearance to purpura, but contusions occur because of [...]
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