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Different ways to diagnose agnosia

Posted on April 29, 2015 9:07 am under Car Accidents

Agnosia is a brain condition that occurs when a person is exposed to head trauma or experiences a different catalyst. People with agnosia lose their ability to identify objects and people with one or more of their senses. Most cases of agnosia heal within three months after treating its underlying cause, although some cases have recorded longer recovery periods.

There are different diagnostic approaches for agnosia:

  • Brain imaging – Computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may help detect any infarct or lesion in the brain
  • Neuropsychological evaluation – Refers to one or more pencil and paper tests that measure psychological functions linked to particular brain pathways
  • Point of care or bedside testing – While in bed, a patient suspected to have agnosia is asked to identify common objects using senses of sight, hearing, or touch

Unfortunately, agnosia can result from a traumatic brain injury caused by an injurious auto accident. If you believe your loved one has suffered unduly after an incident where another party was at fault, consider taking legal action by consulting our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.