Brenna Boyce PLLC Attorney at Law

attorney advertising

Call us now to schedule a consultation

Will we be able to uncover TBIs sooner?

When someone you love is involved in a serious car accident, you may be fearful of a head injury. It is estimated that 10 million people per year will be affected by traumatic brain injuries by the end of this decade.

Mild, moderate or severe?

There is a difference between a regular concussion and a traumatic brain injury. The American Academy of Neurology categorizes a "TBI" into three different categories: mild, moderate or severe. After an accident, it can be quite difficult for a team of doctors to diagnose what level of injury has occurred. In fact, some emergency rooms don't even have MRI or CT scans readily available.

There is good news. Banyan Biomarkers and Quanterix have partnered together to come up with a new way to distinguish whether a severe TBI has been sustained. It involves studying the chemistry of proteins released in the brain when a person hits their head. Banyan Biomarkers is the lab side of this process, while Quanterix is a company that has helped develop diagnostic tools.

Only one drop of blood

In a car accident, a brain injury results from impact with the windshield of the vehicle, the sides of the car or even from whiplash. Now, the aforementioned efforts may be able to assess the type of brain injury after a vehicle collision. All that would be needed from the patient upon hospital arrival is a simple blood test. Actually, just one drop of blood would suffice.

A better option

The result? With this new medical technology underway, researchers are finding out that diagnosing and evaluating traumatic brain injuries won't be as costly. In addition, testing can happen sooner, which means victims of a car accident can get help and support right away.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The weekly Brenna Boyce Law Forum Radio Show on WHAM 1180 offers our listening audience a weekly topic of legal interest.
Read more about the show
Email us for a response

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Honors & Accreditations

Super Lawyers

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Best Lawyers

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Peer Review Rated

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Preeminent AV Rating

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Preeminent AV Rating

  • Super Lawyers
  • New York State Academy
  • AVVO
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • LCA
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100


Brenna Boyce PLLC Attorney at Law
31 East Main Street
Suite 2000
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-454-2000
Fax: 585-454-3010
Rochester Law Office Map