PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury
It is an immense challenge to diagnose traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI is often characterized as being the “invisible injury” because the symptoms can be difficult to detect and are often delayed, leaving victims in a struggle to deal with an injury they do not understand without the support of health care professionals.
At Kreeger Law Firm in Sacramento, California, we have more than 25 years of experience representing the interests of injury victims, including those suffering from a TBI. We work closely with experts to identify the injury and demonstrate the current and ongoing needs of our clients so we can press for a verdict or settlement that fully provides for their damages.
Call 916-782-8400 to set up a free consultation with an experienced brain injury lawyer in Sacramento. All personal injury claims are handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay no attorney fees unless you win.
How To Diagnose A TBI
Diagnosing traumatic brain injuries is done primarily through testing of the brain as well as behavioral assessments. If TBI is suspected, a number of tests can be run to determine the extent of the brain injury, such as:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Functional MRI
- Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
- Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
In addition to these scans and tests using equipment, a neuropsychological assessment should also be administered in order to analyze brain function. The neuropsychological assessment is a task-oriented evaluation that relies upon standardized testing methods to evaluate higher cognitive functioning as well as basic sensory-motor processes.