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Brain injuries may require rehabilitation for many reasons

Medical science is working hard to bring to light the importance of protecting your head during sports and other risky activities. Nevertheless, you cannot predict when a motor vehicle accident, workplace fall or other catastrophic incident may occur that leaves you or a loved one with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requiring lifelong care. If a family member or close friend has suffered a concussion, all involved may be facing an uncertain future.

You can be sure that you will be dealing with many medical professionals who will do what they can to help your loved one live as normally as possible. Since the brain controls the body, as well as the mind and personality, it is common for a serious brain injury to affect every area of the victim’s life. Rehabilitation is a common plan for helping your loved one deal with those changes.

How rehabilitation can help after a TBI

Brain injuries are difficult to treat and often impossible to repair. Damaged brain tissue may continue to deteriorate over the years, leaving your loved one with new deficits and struggles. Rehabilitation can help your loved one learn ways to cope with such struggles. Depending on the severity of the injury, your loved one’s rehabilitation program may include inpatient treatment, home care or other variations. The following specialists may be very important to your loved one’s progress:

  • Physical therapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational therapists

Of course, it is also likely that your loved one will need ongoing medical care, perhaps additional surgeries, medications and other treatments to deal with any complications from the brain injury, including these and others:

  • Blood clots
  • Issues with blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Issues with bladder and bowels
  • Pressure ulcers and related infections
  • Pneumonia

Rehabilitation can be an effective way to prevent these complications or to lessen their severity.

Specialized care is a necessary expense

Caring for your loved one after a traumatic brain injury can be costly, reaching millions of dollars in some cases. This can be a difficult burden to bear, especially if the injury occurred through the negligence or reckless actions of someone else. If the brain injury was due to another's negligence, you have options for obtaining compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or brain injury caused by someone's negligence or recklessness, call The Maddox Law Firm.

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