Of course, not every patient suffers every symptom, and some symptoms may not appear on the day of the accident. Most mild traumatic brain injuries resolve within 3 months, but an increasing body of medical literature has demonstrated that up to 50% of victims of mild traumatic brain injury continue to suffer symptoms and/or cognitive problems a year following the incident.
Traumatic Brain Injury can occur and be diagnosed when a victim suffers head trauma, or severe rotational forces which causes them to lose consciousness, or be dazed and confused and suffer amnesia, headaches or other symptoms. However, the real challenge in diagnosing TBI is to determine the nature, extent, severity and prognosis for these injuries.
Neuroimaging like Cat Scans, and MRI’s have proven to be extremely helpful in assisting with the determination of these factors. Technological advances in imaging techniques has produced new methods to better visualize brain tissue affected in TBI.
Neuropsychological testing also can be a very valuable tool to help determine the nature and extent of TBI on a victim’s cognitive (thought) processes. In a patient with a known and demonstrated TBI, this type of testing allows health care providers to see how the injury has affected the victim’s daily and work functioning in focus, attention, concentration and multi-tasking tasks.
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Our experienced TBI attorneys have the resources to hire the top neuroradiologists, (Brain radiologists) neuropsychologists and neurologists who are trained in diagnosing and treating TBI’s. Understanding the medicine is the key to effectively explaining it to the jury. Our team prides itself on teaching every detail to the jury.
And our results have been well documented and demonstrated both in the courtroom and at settlement conferences. Our team has produced verdicts and settlements in TBI cases totaling over $50,000,000 in the last 7 years alone. Let us help you get the diagnosis and care you need to recover all of the amounts you are entitled to from this devastating injury.