In June, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act (TBIRA). This legislation funds programs that provide resources for traumatic brain injury victims (TBI), while simultaneously investing in TBI research and education.
Supporters of the bill believe that the investments will allow researchers to explore several new TBI discoveries.
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Doctors have believed for many years that TBI victims stopped responding to cognitive therapy after one year. Now, doctors know that targeted brain training and extended therapy can help TBI victims make cognitive gains for months, even years after their injury.
Programs like Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) help patients absorb and manage information more efficiently after a brain injury. Studies showed that SMART helped improve higher and lower cognitive functions in teens as well as adults.
More than two million Americans suffer TBIs every year, affecting everyone from soldiers to athletes to children and the elderly. This bill is part of a nationwide effort to provide more resources for TBI victims and fund critical research into TBI treatment and prevention.
At Metier Law Firm, we know that traumatic brain injuries can be devastating for both patients and families. Victims can require modified personal and medical care for a very long time, even after the initial injury has healed.
Quality brain injury treatment can be costly, but a personal injury settlement could relieve financial burdens and help you provide better care. If a third party’s negligence caused your loved one’s TBI, call Metier Law Firm today. Our experienced attorneys are ready to help you.
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