New Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brian Injury and Persistent Symptoms were recently released by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. The lead author is Dr. Shawn Marshall, from the Ottawa Hospital, Rehabilitation Clinic. The guidelines are aimed at assisting doctors evaluate, monitor and manage symptoms of a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury.
In our experience one of the major problems in the current accident benefits system is the fact that insurers are slotting victims in the Minor Injury Guidelines which restricts treatment to $3,500 which is often woefully inadequate. The guidelines will be extremely helpful for assisting auto accident victims obtain treatment beyond the Minor Injury Guidelines since concussion and mild traumatic injury are outside the scope of the Minor Injury Guidelines.
A copy of the Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brian Injury and Persistent Symptoms can be found on www.onf.org
If you suffered a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury in a car accident or in some other kind of accident please contact one of our lawyers at McNally Gervan for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.