You might have heard of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but what is it? A TBI occurs when a sudden bump, jolt or blow to the head causes damage to the brain. Millions of people in the United States suffer from TBIs every year. Half of them are caused by car accidents.
TBIs can be mild or severe. You may not even know that you have one until weeks later. A concussion is a common type of mild TBI. Concussions cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue and ringing in the ears. A more serious TBI can also cause dilated pupils, slurred speech, numbness in the extremities, seizures and coma.
Because your brain controls your entire body, a TBI can affect your memory, attention and concentration. Your senses may be affected, causing blurry vision and changes to taste and smell. A TBI can also cause paralysis and sleep disorders. You may have trouble reading and writing and you may be unable to understand language. You may have difficulties with speech and your personality could even change.
As you can see, a TBI is a serious physical and mental condition. If you are suffering from one due to someone else’s negligence, seek legal help today by calling the Pearland personal injury lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates.
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Treatments for TBI
A brain injury is different from a wound. Recovery from a brain injury is slow and you may never even fully recover. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help you return to normal.
Following a TBI, you will receive initial treatment to help stabilize your body. You will then receive secondary treatment to minimize the risk of other injuries. In some cases, patients need surgery to increase blood flow and minimize swelling in the brain.
After surgery and other secondary treatments, you will start recovery at a rehabilitation center. There, a team of professionals will help restore your physical and mental abilities. They will help you move, eat, think, talk and use the restroom. They will help you increase your independence by using devices and strategies. Even when you go home, you will need to participate in therapy every day so you can get better.
Recovery from a TBI is a long process. Most people see the biggest improvements within the first two years. Many patients suffer from issues for the rest of their lives. Treating a TBI can be very costly. Make sure you receive compensation for the damages you have suffered by having the Pearland personal injury lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates on your side.
Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries? Our Pearland Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
A brain injury can cause long-term health effects. Treatment for such an injury can cost millions of dollars and leave you bankrupt without proper legal help.
Brain injuries cause significant damage. You may be unable to work or care for yourself. It’s important to hold the negligent party liable so you can receive full compensation for your injuries. The Pearland personal injury lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates can help. To learn more, contact us today at (281) 612-8241.