Diagnosing a Brain Injury in British Columbia

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In some instances, a brain injury will be apparent as soon as it occurs. However, some brain injuries do not produce any immediate symptoms, which is one of the reasons you should seek medical assistance following an accident even if you are not experiencing any difficulties.

If you have sustained a blow to the head, your doctor may use various scanning technologies to detect and diagnose a brain injury. These include:

  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Diffuse tensor imaging
  • In addition to these tests, your doctor may perform or order a neuropsychological assessment.
  • If you are diagnosed with a brain injury, action must be taken to help reduce further damage. This may include an induced coma, surgical procedures, and life-support depending on the severity of your condition. Following immediate medical intervention, long-term rehabilitation may be necessary.

    Know Your Rights

    If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury in an accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation, but you need a BC brain injury lawyer on your side to see that you are not cheated out of what you are due. One of the BC brain injury lawyers at our firm would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your rights and help you choose the most effective course of action.

    If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, please contact Stephens & Holman today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced BC personal injury lawyers.