Areas of Practice - Diagnosis
In recovering from a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to have an attorney who understands not only the injury, but the various medical complications and pathways to recovery. Nearly 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with a brain injury in 2012. Of those, more than 250,000 will be hospitalized and another 50,000 will die as [...]
Prognosis knowledge is critical to the effective TBI attorney. In many cases, diffusion tensor imaging has been an inadequate resource. However, recent breakthroughs in more comprehensive brain imaging have revealed early symptoms. Florida TBI attorneys are urged to follow up with medical prognoses in these cases.
Citing statistics is important in any discussion about making the case for using CT scans on children. Noting the importance of intervening in certain injuries circumstances that justify CT scans are outlined. There are cases when other methods of determining brain trauma can be utilized, but the article clarifies the controversy with facts that mitigate possible disadvantages associated with CT scans.
There are several (though not all) indications that TBI may be indicated. Certain sensitivities, changes in behavior and physical acuity as well as complaints of recurring physical discomfort or disability are symptoms that should be noted. With several of these items occurring simultaneously, it is recommended that the individual be examined for the possibility of brain injury.
According to published literature, over 50% of confirmed cases of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) go undiagnosed by emergency room physicians. The failure of emergency medical professionals to diagnose mild TBI is due in part to the simple fact that they are trained to triage and treat the most pressing injuries first. Often, trauma patients [...]