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Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Last Updated: 07-14-2023

Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries occur when an outside force strikes an individual’s head. That causes damage to the tissue within the cranial cavity. In many cases, traumatic brain injuries present immediate, urgent medical needs. They require qualified intervention to prevent the victim’s condition from worsening. Full recovery may not be possible, but there are treatment options for traumatic brain injuries that can help.

The consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating for victims. The brain plays a central role in almost every aspect of a person’s daily life. Even minor damage can have profound consequences. These range in severity from making certain work difficult to causing permanent personality changes.  A TBI can make even simple tasks like brushing your teeth impossible.

Fortunately, those who suffer traumatic brain injuries have several treatment options available to help them recover from the effects of their injury. Some of the most common treatment options currently available for traumatic brain injuries include the following:

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatments

  • Surgical Treatment: Not all traumatic brain injuries are sufficiently severe to warrant surgical intervention. In those cases where it is necessary, several different surgical operations may be necessary to prevent the patient’s health from worsening. Some of these operations may include the removal of hematomas or contusions, craniotomy, and decompressive craniectomy.
  • Physical Rehabilitation: Once the patient has been fully stabilized, treatment typically progresses to the physical rehabilitation stage. Depending on the nature of the injury, a wide range of forms of physical rehabilitation may be necessary. These include speech therapy, physiotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. In addition, it may be necessary to involve the assistance of mental health professionals to help the patient with any emotional or psychological changes that may have occurred due to the injury.
  • Pharmacological Treatment: Pharmaceutical medications may be necessary to help treat some symptoms of traumatic brain injury once a patient is released from medical care. This is particularly true in cases involving mental or emotional disorders. Pharmaceuticals may also be necessary to help treat secondary conditions associated with traumatic brain injuries, such as the development of epilepsy.

Therapy Options for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, the individual may lose a significant amount of the abilities he or she once enjoyed. For some victims of TBI, basic motor skills may no longer be possible. For others, the damage to their brain may make thinking or conceptualizing difficult. In any case, a person suffering from a traumatic brain injury may be able to benefit from different forms of therapy to address his or her lost abilities specifically.

If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury because of another person’s thoughtless conduct, we may be able to help you with the process of filing a claim and fighting for the financial compensation you deserve. 

Types of Therapy for Brain Injuries

Depending on the type of brain injury and its resulting damages, a TBI victim may require different medical treatment and recovery assistance. The following forms of therapy may be able to improve a person’s abilities and help the individual adapt to his or her resulting lifestyle changes:

  • Physical therapy to improve fine motor skills, larger motions, and mobility
  • Cognitive therapy to assist with thinking and conceptualizing skills
  • Speech therapy to better a person’s language abilities
  • Occupational therapy to improve a person’s ability to work around everyday issues resulting from the injury

These forms of therapy, often combined with surgery or drug treatments, can provide many benefits to those suffering from traumatic brain injuries. However, these therapies and treatments can be costly. Fortunately, if your injury was caused by someone else, he or she may be obligated to cover your treatment and therapy expenses.

Unfortunately, in many cases, the effects that traumatic brain injuries cause before treatment is initiated cannot be completely undone. For many, this means permanent consequences for their lives and well-being. In these circumstances, injury victims may be able to pursue compensation for their damages if another person caused their injury. Understanding the medical consequences of a traumatic brain injury is the key to successfully resolving a personal injury claim. 

Last year, the law firm of Hach & Rose, LLP obtained a jury verdict of over thirteen million dollars for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping traumatic brain injury victims pursue the financial support they need to cope with their damages. Contact a traumatic brain injury lawyer from Hach & Rose, LLP today at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about what our team can do for you.

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