New tech may help personal injury victims

| Oct 9, 2020 | Personal Injury

Pennsylvanians have had to adjust to lots of changes over the past several months. From shopping to education to health care, handling day-to-day tasks has required some adjustment. In many situations, technology can help a person be more efficient, and the medical sector is no exception. Cutting edge research may now offer personalized recovery care for victims of serious injuries.

When someone with a serious injury is trying to recover at home, it may be difficult to communicate troubles to a medical professional. The University of Pennsylvania Nursing School is doing ground-breaking research about how technology can be used to help victims of serious or traumatic injuries keep track of symptoms and concerns at home. The research suggests that telehealth technology, which has been used successfully in other areas of medical practice, may be just as useful for injury victims.

By using a smartphone or tablet to communicate with medical professionals, patients will be able to report symptoms or concerns as they occur, without having to wait for the next doctor’s appointment in person to discuss the recovery progress. New apps or even simply text messages could help a patient keep track of sleep cycles, problems with medication, or other health care issues. Physical and emotional recovery can be a long process, and in many circumstances, a long- term care plan may be necessary.

Medical care is just one facet of recovery from serious personal injury. If a Pennsylvania victim suffers a traumatic injury because of the negligence or carelessness of another, seeking justice in civil court may be an option. Experienced personal injury attorneys can use similar technology to help a client file a civil case against the party deemed to have been at fault. A successful claim may include compensation that a victim can use to pay outstanding medical bills, seek appropriate physical and mental health therapies, and offset loss of wages due to inability to work.