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New brain injury information could help Massachusetts residents

Massachusetts residents may be aware that a brain injury can occur from many different types of accidents. What they may not realize is that the effects of a brain injury can last a lot longer than medical professionals originally thought. A recent article gave details of an in depth study and the problems that can last for years after the initial injury. This could be useful information to those that are experiencing those side effects, especially those that have been injured as the result of another person's negligence.

One detail that was pointed out is how a concussion that may seem mild at the time can cause problems for years and may not be detected on standard imaging that is performed on a routine basis after an injury. An example given was based on war veterans that had been close to an explosion and had received a brain injury that they may not have even been aware of at the time. This could apply to individuals that have been injured in a car accident as well.

When medical professionals used three-dimensional MRI's on the subjects involved in the study, the individuals that had suffered a head trauma still showed signs of the trauma a year later. This may be life changing for some that are trying to recover from these types of injuries. When a person is injured and involved in a lawsuit, it can be important to have the most current knowledge available in order to make sure they have the applicable information needed to understand what type of recovery time they are facing.

Any Massachusetts resident that has suffered a brain injury could benefit from all of the listed information. It can also be beneficial for the person to understand their rights under the applicable laws and have a plan in place to proceed with necessary action. The cost of the needed care for a brain injury can be costly and with the proper knowledge a person can be hopeful to receive monetary compensation to help with needed medical care.

Source: theindychannel.com, New imaging detecting long-term brain injury effects, Lee Bowman, Dec. 9, 2013

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