Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs
What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
TBIs include a wide variety of injuries to the brain that range in cause, severity, and impact on the victim’s life moving forward. Common types of TBIs include concussions, diffuse axonal (tearing of brain tissue), skull fractures, and brain bleeds. Injuries like concussions cause mild traumatic brain injury, along with minor or temporary symptoms, such as a brief loss of consciousness. Moderate TBI from a blow to the head or violent shaking cam cause longer-term symptoms like confusion for several weeks, but recovery is usually possible with proper treatment. With severe traumatic brain injury from, for example, skull fractures, the victim typically suffers permanent or even fatal consequences. The course of treatment for traumatic brain injuries depends on severity. Mild injuries might only require rest and medication. More serious injuries that limit physical and cognitive activities might involve surgery, intensive therapies, and even lifelong care.
Who is affected by TBI?
TBI is the driving cause of death and incapacity in children and grown-ups ages 1 to 44. Populations that are most affected are youth and elderly who have falls. Each year around 2.5 million people have TBIs of which around 50,000 result in passing, and over 80,000 endure changeless incapacity.
Do brain injury victims always require surgery?
It depends. When the brain injury is less severe, time and therapy are among the recommended approaches. However, in more severe cases, injury victims may be put into medically induced comas or require surgical intervention. Especially in incidences that cause skull fracturing, surgery may be necessary to clean out bone fragments and protect the patient from infection.
Are brain injuries treatable?
Each injury is unique, and depending on the severity, a qualified medical professional will recommend specific therapies to accommodate your needs best. The support of medical and behavioral therapists is often critical in the healing process. Treatment can often include help from occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, and rehabilitative nurses. By taking action and recovering the settlement that you deserve, our team aims to help you access the resources you need to make the best possible recovery.
How do traumatic brain injuries affect a person’s overall health?
People with brain injuries can experience changes in both cognition and physical mobility. Though these changes can be slight, they could make injury victims more vulnerable to other unintentional injuries like falling. Additionally, the CDC found that those with traumatic brain injuries are more susceptible to seizures, infections, pneumonia, and other consequences. Unfortunately, many brain injuries can have a lasting and potentially permanent impact on a person’s life. Any injury to the brain is serious and should be dealt with immediately and by the best medical and legal professionals possible to help the victim get the treatment and care they need.
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