J. Davy Yockey, Esquire - Toxic Tort Lawsuits

Brain Injury: Medical Evaluation

Every year in America, there are approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. You don't have to be traveling at a high rate of speed or to strike a hard object in order to suffer a TBI. Serious brain injuries can result from falls, car accidents, sports activities, and work-related accidents. Any kind of trauma to the head or neck region can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell.

Especially after a serious accident, TBI victims may need financial assistance in treating the injury and in continuing with their life. Medical evaluation of the degree of an individual's impairment can have a huge impact on the level of compensation the individual will receive, from all sources. Medical evaluation will also have an impact on findings such as:

 

The injured person's ability to work

The right to receive different kinds of economic compensation

Eligibility for protection against discrimination

Whether independent living is possible

What type of physical therapy might improve his or her health

Significantly, such an evaluation should include the significant changes an individual will undergo as he or she progresses through acute hospitalization, then returns to the home and community. An individual will likely experience the best possible outcome with rehabilitation that offers an interdisciplinary approach and coordinated care.

 

Learn More:

Warning Signs

Common Brain Injuries

Medical Evaluation

Legal Claim for Brain Injuries