How Education Impacts Disability following Brain Injury

A new study suggests people with higher levels of education may face fewer long-term disabilities following brain injury. Looking at the medical records of 769 adults who suffered brain injury significant enough to necessitate hospitalization and rehabilitation, researchers found that one year following injury, 90 percent of those who did not finish high school were still facing a disability. For those with enough education to earn a college degree the percentage still suffering disability was closer to 60 percent.

Eric Schneider, lead author of the study and an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins says more research is needed to understand the outcome of this study. However, Schneider believes that the more a brain is used the better able it is to find ways around limitations and injury.

Recovering from Brain Injury

Regardless if you recover from a brain injury within a year or if your recovery takes much longer, you will most likely be faced with excessive medical expenses, work interruptions, and a host of other difficulties. This is why you need an experienced brain injury attorney on your side as soon as possible following your accident.

The Seattle personal injury lawyers at The Hornbuckle Firm would be happy to meet with you free of charge to review your case and help you determine all that you may be entitled to.

If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Seattle personal injury attorneys.

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