A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an extremely serious type of injury that can lead to disability, or even death. Every day, more than 150 people die due to complications after incurring a TBI. Any type of head injury can result in TBI, and surviving the injury can lead to lifelong repercussions, including headaches, impaired cognitive function, and/or changes in personality and behavior. TBIs can lead to expensive medical bills, but victims of car accidents, slip and falls, work injuries, or other accidents can pursue legal damages for their injury. And thankfully, for many victims of TBI, modern medical treatments can minimize the worst of the side effects and allow them to continue to thrive.
Treatment for a TBI will depend on the severity of the injury. For minor TBIs, it may only take some over-the-counter pain medication and rest to restore the patient to full health. More severe TBIs can require emergency medical care and extensive treatment. Immediately after suffering the injury, patients may require more powerful medications, including diuretics, anti-seizure pills, or even coma-inducing drugs. Emergency surgery may be required to stop bleeding in the brain, remove blood clots, or fix a cracked skull.
After the immediate danger has passed, victims with a serious TBI could also face extensive rehabilitation. Rehabilitation for a TBI is not easy, and could require a range of therapies, including:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Behavioral counseling
- Speech therapy
- Language therapy
- Vocational training
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, missed work, and pain and suffering. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth helps the victims of car accidents, work injuries, and other personal injuries seek necessary medical care and recovery. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on your recovery. For a free consultation, call us today at 888-517-9888.