We finally got a diagnosis on my husband's back/leg/spine issues; L4/L5 radiculopathy with lumbosacral plexopathy. Due to the amount of nerve damage involved we've been told that surgery is not an option. He started ESI this week, if that doesn't work (and the Dr wasn't optimistic) they're talking about doing a nerve block.
What I'm wondering about now is his brain injury. He had a full neuro-psych eval done, the results we received today from it weren't real good. "Predominantly diffuse traumatic brain injury due to a history of a work related accident." Difficulties with abstract verbal/non-verbal skills, working memory, processing speed, verbal ability, the list goes on. The Dr goes on to say that while estimated pre-accident intelligence range was Average, his current measured level at 75 is below that expected and suggests cognitive decline due to TBI from the accident. (this was the IC's Dr)
Suggested plan off attack is to get him into speech and occupational therapy ASAP to take advantage of the remaining window of time that will allow as much recovery as possible although he'll never be 100% mentally again.
Our attorney will be getting back to me in the next couple of days after she's had a chance to review the Dr's report. I'm just wondering what sort of affect an injury like this has when finally closing the WC case. Any ideas as to how it is factored into the IW's final impairment rating?