Seeking Medical Treatment after a Traumatic Brain InjuryNY/NJ Legal News
Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be devastating. These injuries often result in overwhelming pain and suffering and permanent impairments. When victims sustain these injuries, it is crucial to note when medical treatment should be sought after. It is important for victims to recognize what these injuries are and what kind of impact they can have on their lives.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a TBI, is an injury typically caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head, neck, or body that leads to a malfunction of the brain. Some of the most common causes of TBIs include work injuries, slip and fall accidents, physical assault, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and bicycle accidents. These injuries can have devastating consequences. In some cases, victims suffer temporary side effects while others are left to deal with permanent impairments.
Sadly, reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention state that approximately 33% of injury-related fatalities are caused by traumatic brain injuries. Victims who suffer these devastating injuries should reach out to a brain injury attorney at their earliest convenience to protect their legal rights.
What are the Effects of a TBI?
Traumatic brain injuries are truly unique. The effects patients experience from TBIs are highly unpredictable. Brain injuries can result in a plethora of negative consequences for victims that impact their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Many victims suffer from personality-altering side effects but cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and sensory issues are all common as well. Some of the most notable impacts of traumatic brain injuries on patients include:
- A sudden sense of confusion
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems sleeping
- Consistent headaches
- Balance problems
- Coordination problems
- Unusual behaviors
- Mood swings/changes
- Problems speaking
Traumatic brain injuries that are serious in nature can have a devastating impact on victims. These injuries can lead to seizures and convulsions in victims.
What Treatment is Available for TBIs?
Victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries have various treatment options available. Typically, the treatment victims receive is based on the complications they experience from their injuries.
In general, victims will need to undergo extensive examinations to determine the extent of their injuries. When these injuries cause brain swelling, surgery may need to be performed to relieve the pressure victims experience on their brains. In other cases, victims have to remain hospitalized and are required to go through various types of physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
When victims sustain brain injuries due to the negligence of others, they should reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Metro Law Can Help You
We at Metro Law understand the challenges victims who sustain traumatic brain injuries are forced to endure. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure victims collect full and fair compensation from those who caused them harm. We strive to help victims obtain the compensation needed to cover medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages so they can focus on improving their health and overcoming their injuries. Contact our law firm today at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.