The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved testing devices for evaluating head injuries with two different computer program cognitive tests. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment is one of the tests and the other is the Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric. The pediatric version is for those falling between the ages of five to eleven and the other ImPACT version is for those from twelve to fifty-nine.
The two testing devices test the patient’s cognitive abilities through tests to look at reaction times, word recognition, and also memory. The results can then be used to determine the possibility of head injuries, such as concussion or traumatic brain injuries, even though the tests are not diagnostics in and of themselves. Physicians are still urged to look at other factors for each individual patient and use these tests as one tool in determining head injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, with possible head injury, please contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices as you may be entitled to compensation.