After someone sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they have a long road to recovery. This is because TBIs involve the most complex system in the human body—the brain. Learn what long-term care may look like for a TBI victim.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Catastrophic Injuries
Often, TBIs are a form of catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries are injuries that are so severe, they forever prevent a victim from returning to their pre-injury state of life. Since TBIs involve a system as sensitive as the brain, such an injury often has permanent side effects. In fact, even individuals who suffer mild TBIs can experience life-long symptoms.
Many TBI victims require long-term treatment. Such treatment can take many different forms, including the following:
Previously, it was believed that TBI victims—whether they suffer mild or severe injuries—simply needed physical rest and recovery. However, over time, the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of rehabilitative therapies came to light. Many TBI victims benefit greatly from a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more.
Additionally, depending on the severity of the injury, it’s often beneficial (or even necessary) for TBI victims to either live in a long-term assisted living facility or have live-in care, such as family members or a rehabilitative nurse. This is true because, sadly, some TBI victims lose some ability to care for themselves after their injury and require round-the-clock assistance.
Unfortunately, many victims and their families cannot afford the care the injured individual needs on their own. This is why it’s important for you to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you recover maximum possible compensation from any and all liable parties.
At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our Los Angeles trial attorneys have helped many catastrophic injury victims recover millions of dollars for treatment. Let us take this matter out of your hands while you focus on your recovery.
Call Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 to schedule a free consultation.