When you’re injured in an accident, you’re entitled to compensation from the parties that caused you harm. To get the most money possible, you need to prove how severe your injuries are with credible evidence. Some serious injuries like broken bones and dislocations can be diagnosed with x-rays, but many other types of injuries can only be seen with more sensitive tests such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI.) If the hospital tells you that you don’t have fractures or dislocations, but you’re still experiencing pain, it’s important to have an MRI that can properly diagnose and document your condition. An experienced California injury lawyer can help you get the largest amount of compensation when you aggressively seek treatment for your injuries.
What Is An MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic test that uses magnets and radio waves to produce a detailed picture of the inside of your body. It can detect traumatic soft-tissue injuries such as bulging and herniated spinal discs, tendonitis, bursitis, and other soft tissue injuries to the joints and tendons. This can help your doctors and therapists customize your care plan, and will also help your California injury lawyer prove how severe your injuries are. Victims with soft tissue injuries always collect substantially more compensation when they get MRI’s.
Are MRI’s Dangerous?
MRI’s, unlike X-rays and Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, do not expose patients to dangerous ionizing radiation. That’s why it’s possible to get an MRI if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Millions of pregnant women have had MRI’s over the last 30 years without any evidence whatsoever of harm to the baby. Your doctor might suggest that you get an MRI for every part of your body that’s experiencing pain, such as your neck, back, knees, ankles, elbows, and hands. You can feel comfortable getting as many MRI’s as necessary, knowing that they will cause you no harm.
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If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ll collect the highest amount of compensation by working with an experienced California injury lawyer. Please call today for a free consultation.