A study from the University of California – San Diego has revealed that longer and more intensive rehabilitation sessions are essential to a patient’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The news will most likely result in far-reaching effects – particularly to the insurance industry, which typically wants to cover rehab merely to the point of getting the patient well enough to go home.
Now that science has proven that longer and more intensive rehab sessions present the best way forward, TBI patients will be in a much better position to recover even more compensation.
In the study, researchers noted that more intensive and longer therapy sessions directly resulted in a substantial restructuring of the brain’s damaged areas. The result was more neurons making connections with even more neurons.
The rats that were used in the study relearned their skills and physical abilities and showed a 50 percent rate of recovering their brain function.
In an earlier blog, we noted that 1.7 million Americans experience TBIs every year. Causes include falls (in and out of the house), violence, and vehicular accidents and sports injuries.
Even if the victim is not experiencing symptoms of brain injury, blows to the head can cause bleeding in or around the brain.
The news that science has proven more rehab time can seriously improve your chances of recovering your mental abilities means that if you suffer a TBI, you stand a very good chance of being awarded more compensation for proper medical treatment.
As we continue to emphasize, TBIs can lead to severe life-changing health conditions. Because of that, you need expert legal advice from our skilled attorneys who know how to successfully obtain fair compensation on behalf of TBI victims.
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