Human Brain Map Project May Help Traumatic Brain Injury Sufferers
I was excited to read in the Wall Street Journal about a project to map the human brain, an ambitious endeavor that would cost as much as $4.5 billion.
The initiative was formally announced by President Barack Obama last year. It aims to measure fluctuating patterns of chemical and electrical energy that flow in the brain’s circuits.
In my work as a personal injury lawyer I am interested in this project because it may make it easier to prove traumatic brain injury in an accident victim.
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer in an auto accident, a slip and fall or an industrial accident and yet the defense will often fight hard to prove a victim has not suffered a TBI because these cases typically lead to large pay outs following lawsuits because they can change the life of the person who sustains the injury.
Of course the brain map project is far from straightforward. “Uncovering these mysteries “will be the most exciting and challenging area of science in the 21st Century,” commented Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, the agency that is running with the project.
A brain injury can affect your life in many detrimental ways. You may have expensive medical care and be unable to work. Your quality of life and memory can suffer. If you have suffered a head injury call our experienced Virginia traumatic brain injury lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.