The severity of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can take several weeks, months, or even years to assess. A TBI can be the result of an injury from a car accident or sports injury. Any type of incident that produces a hard hit to your head can cause permanent brain or spinal cord damage. The treatment for these TBIs can range from mood stabilizers to surgery. The recovery process is forever ongoing, and the medical expenses add up daily. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your Traumatic Brain Injury and should refrain from accepting an early settlement amount.
The first step of a TBI treatment is an initial assessment. This involves several doctors and surgeons watching vital functions, and performing imaging scans to see the extent of the damage. Once the injury is understood, you will either undergo surgery to alleviate some of the symptoms, or be transferred to a rehab facility. If you are bound to a wheelchair or cane, a physical therapist and occupational therapist will help you rebuild your social and physical skills.
A TBI doesn’t always lead to a physical disability, but it can cause mental deficits like impaired cognitive abilities, language skills, and lack of attention span and concentration. The treatment for this form of injury usually involves medications like anti-depressants, attention-deficit medications, and medicine for aggressive behavior.
The long-term impact of a TBI effects more than your quality of life. Your family and friends will have to adapt with you. TBIs cause many patients to suffer financially, mentally, and physically. If you’ve experienced a TBI and are looking for a Columbus personal injury lawyer contact the law office of Robert W. Kerpsack at (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free consultation today.