Typically, a mild traumatic brain injury is diagnosed by a qualified medical professional as the result of a detailed neurological examination. Such medical professionals most often include emergency room doctors, neurologists, and neuropsychologists. It is also possible that imaging of the brain by a CAT scan, MRI, SPECT or PET will assist in the diagnosis. But it is well-accepted that brain injuries are notoriously difficult to diagnose and that they may not present themselves for extended periods of time following an accident. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists may also play a role in the evaluation of a patient’s brain function deficits. In addition to scans of the brain, various screening tools measure a person’s speech, movement, memory, and thought. A cognitive evaluation by a neuropsychologist who has experience and training in formal neuropsychological testing is often used to diagnose a traumatic brain injury.
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury In Virginia?If you believe you or a loved one suffered a TBI, an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney can help you focus on recovery instead of fighting a complex battle against an insurance company and the people who caused the injury.
The passion of The Mottley Law Firm is protecting the legal rights of clients who have suffered life-disrupting brain injuries. No matter where you are in Virginia, we want to hear from you. Contact us online or call our Richmond office at (804) 409-0876 to schedule your free consultation.