Reducing Damage from TBI
By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 | In Burn Injury
According to a new study from Johns Hopkins, people with a higher level of education may recover more rapidly from traumatic brain injury. While the exact reasons for this are unknown, lead author of the study, Eric Schneider, believes the answer may lie in cognitive reserve. This theory suggests that, just as a body can be made stronger and healthier through regular exercise, a brain can become more resilient with frequent use. The higher the education level of an individual, the more “exercise” his or her brain has received, which may help in reducing damages done by brain injury.
The study looked at 769 adults who had suffered brain injury severe enough to require both hospitalization and rehabilitation. After a year of treatment, 90 percent of adults who did not have a high school education were still left with a disability. In adults with enough education to have a college degree, that number dropped to 61 percent.
Understanding Your Rights
When you or a loved one sustain a brain injury in an accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. The best way to determine if you have cause to file suit is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.