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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The United States care system is often failing to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by traumatic brain injury, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The authors make many recommendations for advancing progress in TBI care, including changes to classification methods, improving research funding and establishing continuity of care.

Here is the link: The U.S. is failing to care for traumatic brain injury survivors, experts say.

In my experience, this is true. When a potential head injury exists – whether in the setting of a vehicle accident, an assault/battery or in the medical setting – a lawyer has to be on alert for undiagnosed signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury. The initial signs are often subtle and not recorded. You have to know what you are looking for and what to do about it. This includes familiarity with neurology, neuroradiology, and neuropsychology experts that can help with the diagnosis and plan of treatment.