Cutting Edge Technology That Can Help Prove Your Brain Injury
At Brain Injury Law we believe the best way to objectively document a brain injury is to show the damage itself. Normal MRI’s cannot show the microscopic damage that occurs on the cellular level, making it easy for the wrongdoer to claim there is no brain injury. To counter that, we use cutting edge technologies to help prove your brain injury. When a brain injury occurs, microscopic damage occurs to your brain cells when pulled apart. Scarring and inflammation then result at the cellular level that cannot be seen on normal MRI or CT scan. One way to see these areas of brain damage is an enhanced MRI called ASL that uses a special technique to measure diminished blood flow in the areas of the brain where scarring and inflammation are occurring because of trauma. At Brain Injury Law, we are one of only a handful of law firms in the country that use this and other techniques like it to prove a client’s brain injury. Click on the image below to see for yourself how this MRI technique helps show the areas of brain injury in a person who was in a severe rear-end collision:
Another enhanced MRI technique we use for our clients is called Diffuse Tenser Imaging (DTI). This technique has been used for many years now to help measure white matter damage to the inner part of the brain. While ASL measures grey matter damage on the outer part of the brain, DTI measures the deeper white matter damage that cannot be seen on normal MRI either. This is another way to objectify brain damage that the responsible party will try to claim does not exist. We believe the best way to defeat the usual defense arguments in that brain injuries all resolve within 6 weeks is to show through objective evidence that your brain injury is in fact real through cutting edge science. Once again, at Brain Injury Law, we are one of a handful of law firms in the country that utilize these techniques to help our clients prove their case objectively so they can get the help they need.
QEEG Brain Mapping
Another technique we use to objectify brain injury at Brain Injury Law is Qualitative electroencephalography (QEEG) to map areas of the brain that show irregular electrical brain waves consistent with brain injury:
When the brain is injured from trauma, it can affect the electrical activity in the brain such that all of the areas of the brain are not functioning at the same speed. It is rather like a symphony where the horn section is playing at a different pace than the string section, resulting in a confused sounding musical piece, just as a brain injury can cause confused thinking. We believe presenting all of the objective evidence of brain injury results in better outcomes (both health and legal) for our clients.