Neuropsychologist in minor brain injury cases
In the past, it has been next to impossible for practitioners to properly evaluate a client's claim concerning a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A neuropsychological evaluation is critical for understanding which functions of the brain are impaired. Neuropsychologists have been able to narrow down where practically every function in life is controlled by a certain area in the brain. A neuropsychological evaluation tells us what is specifically injured. More specifically, it allows the practitioner to determine how both thinking and behavior have been impacted. Further, it allows the clinician to clinically correlate any findings to the patient's clinical presentation
These exams also tell lawyers if there has been a closed head brain injury. These injuries are not easily discernible because of the age we live in. People suffer from anxiety, depression, and numerous issues that are often considered symptoms related to a traumatic brain injury. The Neuropsychologist is responsible for telling us if the injury is permanent or if it will alleviate over time. They are also responsible for painting a picture of a person's daily life and how the brain injury impacts their future from both a vocational and daily living perspective. Neuropsychologists can offer validity to a client who explains confusion and disorientation after an automobile accident but can't explain what is truly wrong.
It is important for medical practitioners and attorneys to make sure the exam is done quickly after the accident which caused the alleged brain injury. These evaluations should have check up dates to document the progress or lack thereof. Neuropsychologists can monitor recovery and rehabilitation and determine the best course of action.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident in which you suffered head trauma or possible brain injury, you should call us, Dolman Law Group, for an immediate consultation. Our staff is ready and prepared to assist you. Dolman Law Group, 727-451-6900. - Bryan C. Hannan, Esq.
Bryan C. Hannan, Esq., is a Clearwater personal injury attorney and a Florida brain injury attorney. He presently limits his practice to claims stemming from automobile accidents, insurance carrier bad faith, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death and victims of DUI. Bryan handles claims for individuals residing in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Largo, Pinellas Park, Kenneth City, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Ozona, Trinity, New Port Richey, Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Bradenton and Sarasota. For more information, please email Bryan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.