A University of Alabama researcher has recently concluded a study that shows patients who are recovering from brain injuries may not be able to make well-informed or well-reasoned medical decisions.
Dr. Daniel Marson’s study, published in the journal Neurology, looked at 86 patients with traumatic brain injuries. He found that these people were less able to weigh the consequences of the medical decisions they had to make and had an incomplete understanding of the options available to them.
The study shows that even patients who seem able to make decisions on their own should have some guidance from family members or people close to them.
Brain injuries can have serious, long-lasting consequences. If you have been severely injured through no fault of your own, contact the brain injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160.