At Healthier Minds we provide Psychological Evaluation and Treatment Services For Your Personal Injury Clients. We work with attorneys to provide comprehensive psychological assessments in personal injury legal cases.
Our integrated team acts in your clients’ best interest when assessing and documenting trauma. We also offer subsequent, compassionate and effective treatment to help them regain their lives. We provide the necessary support for your clients’ well-being and, at the same time, provide support for your legal team and the cases you are involved with. We will work on a lien basis if necessary, so there’s no reason to wait.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Stemming from a traumatic event is an important cause of disability which may also become the focus for damages in litigation. Symptoms of PTSD cause considerable distress and can significantly interfere with social, educational, and occupational functioning. Individuals afflicted with PTSD also struggle with interpersonal problems, work related issues, and other, coexisting psychological disorders. Moreover, the economic and social impact of PTSD is felt not only by those who experience the disorder, but also by families, co-workers, employers, and the wider society.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Concussions are a common diagnosis following a motor vehicle accident. No matter whether your client has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian mishap, it is essential for the patient to undergo objective testing to assess cognitive function after a possible concussion. It is important to note that even trained healthcare providers may have a hard time diagnosing a concussion because of the varying signs or symptoms, or they may simply overlook the injury because of other injuries being deemed more serious at the time (i.e., broken bones, bleeding, or spinal cord or disk injuries.) Also, the majority of traumatic brain injuries do not show up on CT scans or MRIs.
Evidence shows that a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) actually reduces life expectancy and results in an increase in long-term mortality. Even for a “mild” TBI, there is ample evidence which disputes the idea of a patient making a complete recovery. If you are an attorney representing an injured victim, you know the potential exposure of lifetime medical needs for a patient with a traumatic brain injury. Further, most of the time, traumatic brain injuries do not involve a loss of consciousness.
Using our system, patients are put through a battery of neuro-cognitive tests for concussion diagnosis and potential care. The test is designed to check a person’s level of functioning after a suspected concussion. The test is designed to assess cognitive skills such as word memory, reaction time, and word recognition, all of which could be affected by a head injury.
Early Identification & Evaluation is Crucial
The independent mental health professionals at Healthier Minds will identify, diagnose and treat individuals who have experienced psychological trauma or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to a serious and unfortunate incident. Individuals meeting diagnostic criteria for a psychological condition(s) will be referred to a licensed mental health Provider/Neuropsychologist who will compassionately treat the individual using evidence-based methods.
Early Intervention is Key
Usually, when someone’s been involved in a traumatic event people will look at their physical injuries only. Often, psychological injuries like anxiety and PTSD are overlooked. All too often it’s MONTHS later when a person is not returning to their daily activities that people start paying attention to someone’s emotional well-being, post-trauma.
The Big Problem With This?
The longer you wait, the more difficult and longer the recovery period is for both PTSD and TBI. So, if you think your client is suffering from either, and don’t know where to turn, we can assist them in approaching the road to recovery by getting them the help they deserve and need.