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New Eye Tracking Technology Assesses Location of Traumatic Brain Injury

As Virginia (VA) brain injury lawyers we know that brain injuries, also known as closed head wounds, can be caused by a number of incidents with the leading cause being car accident injuries.  Symptoms of TBI can vary from mild to severe. A person may or may not lose consciousness during the event. TBI may lead to dizziness, confusion, vertigo, headaches, fatigue, lightheadedness, blurred vision, ringing ears, and insomnia. On a larger scale, TBI can lead to memory loss, changes in behavior, mood issues, persistent vomiting and nausea, seizures, confusion, attention issues, and inability to concentrate.

Now victims of traumatic brain injury may have some help in recovery.  Using a new technology which tracks eye movements of patients viewing music videos just under four minutes, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new way to assess the location and impact of a brain injury

The research offers promise that such eye tracking technology may serve as a biological marker for evaluating brain function and monitoring recovery for patients who sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) with the hope of extending this to evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly referred to as concussions.  The chief of neurosurgery at New York Harbor Health Care System said, “One of the reasons that clinical trials for treatment of brain injury have failed in the past is that brain injury is hard to classify and quantitate with existing technologies. This invention suggests a potential new method for classifying and quantitating the extent of injury. Once validated, it will both accelerate diagnosis and aid in the development of better treatments.”

Our personal injury firm settled a case involving a young girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident involving a commercial truck. The firm attorney who handled the case, Randy Appleton recognized that his client was going to need a lifetime of care and was able to secure a $21 million structured settlement.


Richard N. Shapiro
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