Proving the effects of a brain injury, especially where there were no findings on an MRI or CT scan can be challenging. Even proving the connection between long-term symptoms and repeated concussions can be problematical, as we saw in the recent NFL settlement. But how can a brain injury be proven?
Moden Imaging Technologies
There’s now a quantitative EEG that uses brain wave activity and brain mapping computers to depict how long each area of the brain spends in each of its basic rhythms. By comparing a patient’s mapping to that of the general population’s, it’s possible to show a brain injury.
This test is a performance-based method that assesses cognitive functioning. It examines the cognitive consequences of brain damage, brain disease, and even severe mental illness. There are several specific uses of neuropsychological assessment, including the collection of diagnostic information, assessment of treatment response, and prediction of functional recovery and potential.
This new diagnostic technique is not yet readily available in a traditional medical setting. Biomarkers are generally defined as measurable internal indicators of changes in organisms at the molecular level that can also provide information regarding injury mechanisms.
Friends, Family, And Coworkers
Most medical experts will acknowledge the limits of scientific evidence in terms of proving the existence of a brain injury, therefore, these before-and-after witnesses can definitely help by observing changes in an injured person’s behavior, personality, or skills.
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, call Jacoby & Meyers at (888) 522-6291. We have the legal expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve for your accident injury case. It’s crucial that you act quickly once you’ve been injured. Report any claims for accidents immediately, as limitations may lower or extinguish your claim.