Indiana University Continues to Be at Forefront of TBI Research

Reams of evidence indicate that brain injury rehabilitation and recovery for many victims is akin to a long journey aimed at finding one's way back home.

Some people never get there. As we noted in an earlier Tabor Law Firm blog post this year, "traumatic brain injury is a complex and most challenging medical condition." We stressed in our May 28 entry that TBI sufferers often have problems "properly processing and dealing with their emotions." Such issues can challenge them for a lifetime.

Fortunately, TBI-focused research in the United States has long been a front-burner concern.

And that has remained true even though practical applications have been somewhat varied and uneven. Health authorities and millions of affected individuals and families know how prevalent TBI is and how devastating brain injuries can be in the wake of motor vehicle accidents and other injury-inducing catalysts. Reportedly, injury-linked fatalities have some connection to traumatic brain injury in more than 30% of all cases.

Brain injury-related work being done at Indiana University continues to be marked by cutting-edge and aggressive efforts to better understand TBI, especially the emotional aspects of it.

One recent article spotlights the efforts of IU professor and research director Dr. Dawn Neumann. Her research team works closely with TBI patients and their loved ones on formulating strategies to deal effectively with emotions and interactions following a brain injury.

Obviously, that can be difficult. The above article duly notes that TBI victims often find it "difficult to perceive and respond to emotional cues." Newman's university work employs a number of integrated and interactive tools to help them better understand challenges and work back toward a higher level of functioning.

Tabor Law Firm attorneys are firmly on record in our passionate support of all efforts aimed at better understanding and more effectively treating traumatic brain injuries. We note in the above-linked blog post that we are immensely proud of the work we do "in helping victims obtain strong and meaningful remedies that improve the quality of their lives."