As medicine has advanced, it has been harder for plaintiffattorneys to causally link pre-existing conditions to minoraccidents.

Disc injuries, meniscal tears, rotator cuff tears and TMJ areall areas where plaintiff attorneys have attempted to create valueout of existing problems. With the advances in MRIs and moreresearch, it is getting harder for the plaintiff to provecausation.

One area where plaintiff attorneys are trying to create value isin the brain.

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