QEEG — The EEG of the 21st Century


One of the best ways to investigate whether a person suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), whether it be Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury, or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) is by studying the brain wave patterns and activity through Electro-encephalogram (EEG).

Electro-encephalogram (EEG) has been been used by neuroscientists to investigate psychiatric and neurological conditions since the early 20th Century.

However, Electro-encephalogram (EEG) analysis was subject to the vagaries of human error since it was examined by human eyes. More subtle wave deviations from the norm were often unrecognized and resulted in the Electro-encephalogram (EEG) study reporting a normal finding.

With the invention of the computer starting in the 1960s and 1970s, a more objective and accurate investigative method of analyzing brain wave activity and patterns developed — Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG).

It has been found by scientists who are knowledgeable and have used Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG) that Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG) has proven to be more accurate and reliable in detecting abnormal brain wave activities and pattern than Electro-encephalogram (EEG).

In various Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)cases (especially in cases of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), time and time again, while Electro-encephalogram (EEG) studies reported normal brain wave activity and pattern, Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG) has detected brain dysfunction consistent with the patient's complaints and abnormal findings based on neuro-psychological examination (NPE) results.

The courts throughout the United States have repeatedly confirmed the legal accuracy and reliability Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG) with regard to the investigation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Despite the overwhelming proof of the reliability and accuracy of Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG) with regard to investigating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the defense attorneys and the insurance industry embrace the outdated Electro-encephalogram (EEG) and argue the reliability of Electro-encephalogram (EEG) results despite contrary findings of both Quantitative Electro-encephalogram (QEEG) and neuro-psychological examination (NPE).

In selecting an attorney to represent you or your loved one who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), you may wish to ask the attorney of his or her experience with trying Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases. Ask the lawyer about his knowledge about the various tests that you or your love one has undergone to see if that lawyer really understands the medical tests. It will truly reveal his or her experience and knowledge with regard to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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