What is traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury that results in disruption of normal functioning. TBI can range from mild to severe, but even mild TBI can make emergency surgeries, induced comas, and long-term rehabilitation necessary.
What causes traumatic brain injury?
TBI can be the result of any accident in which your head sustains a forceful blow. Traumatic head injury can also be caused by a sharp object penetrating your brain. Traumatic brain injury is frequently the result of:
How is traumatic brain injury diagnosed?
When you sustain a traumatic head injury in an accident, your doctor will check for symptoms of TBI including impaired motor function, confusion, and cognitive disruption. Even if these symptoms are not present, your doctor may choose to use diagnostic tools such as brain imaging with a CAT scan or MRI, neuropsychological screening, and evaluations by physical and speech therapists.
How is traumatic brain injury treated?
Depending on the severity of your TBI, there can be a number of treatment approaches taken. The initial treatment phase may include inducing a coma or emergency surgical intervention to stabilize your brain. Long-term rehabilitative treatment may include medications, speech therapy, physical therapy, psychological treatment, and additional surgeries.
What are the consequences of traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic head and brain injuries can have far reaching, lifelong consequences including:
- Cognitive disabilities
- Memory loss
- Sensory loss
- Language and communication problems
In addition, traumatic brain injury can have physical consequences including stroke, pain, seizures, headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Who will pay for my traumatic brain injury expenses?
If your traumatic brain injury was caused by the negligent actions of another, the negligent party may be held responsible for compensating you for expenses associated with your personal injury. With TBI, these damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and an impacted quality of life. The aggressive traumatic head injury lawyers at the Cochran Firm South Florida can help establish your case and assist you in receiving the full compensation you are due.
If you or a loved one lives in in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, or anywhere in the south Florida area, and has sustained traumatic head or brain injury please contact the traumatic head and brain injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule your free initial consultation.