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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Webinar: Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication

Start Date: 8/5/2020 3:00 PM EDT
End Date: 8/5/2020 4:30 PM EDT


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

Webinar: Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication

August 5, 2020, 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 90 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Tara Godoy, BSN RN CFN LNC

About the Webinar:  This presentation will cover the different types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that result from trauma to the brain to build a foundation of how trauma affects the brain, and then will dive into the application in criminal cases. Discussion will include aggressive behavior, alcohol intoxication and consent capacity after TBI. Criminal attorneys and investigators for both the prosecution and defense will benefit from understanding the affect that head trauma has on defendants and/or victims in criminal cases.

About the Faculty:  Tara Godoy, BSN RN CFN LNC, is a Certified Forensic Nurse and has been working with Criminal and Civil Attorneys since 2009. She has a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern California and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through consulting and testimony she has assisted both the prosecution and the defense in obtaining an honest and fair resolution. Along with her nursing staff and physician contractors, Godoy Medical Forensics has consulted on over 1000 cases nationwide, and has worked at both the federal and state levels. Tara has been asked to present for national organizations such as the NACDL and the NDIA at their Forensics conferences in Las Vegas. Tara’s main areas of expertise are Strangulation and Blunt Force Trauma, but testimony is also offered on other cases where traumatic injuries occur or medical record analysis is needed. Tara can be reached at Tara@GodoyMedical.net.

 

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