Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery And Compensation
Recovering From A Traumatic Brain Injury: How A Lawsuit Can Help
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most complicated injuries that a person can sustain. The injury is caused by a blow to the head or some other traumatic injury to the head or even to the body. It can happen in a variety of ways, from whiplash, to simple slips and falls, to violent trauma. The seriousness of the injury varies too. A traumatic brain injury can affect a person’s physical and mental health and capabilities. Some people who experience head trauma have mild symptoms like a concussion or a headache, which goes away relatively quickly over time. Other, more serious symptoms include confusion, emotional outbursts, changes in personality, or depletion of cognitive and executive functioning.
It’s no surprise that recovering from a traumatic brain injury is highly individualized to the person, the injury, and the treatment they received. One reason that TBI is so concerning is because the effects can be quite long-lasting, sometimes affecting victims for the rest of their lives. Those who suffer from such brain injuries face a lifetime of challenges affecting many systems of the body. They may never be their “old selves.”
Recovery Is Challenging
Concussion is another name for TBI and is a fairly well-known type of brain injury. Most people understand the short-term memory and physical problems that a concussion can bring. TBIs are hard to diagnose and harder still to treat. In general, the more severe the injury, the longer it will take to recover from it. Recovery often involves physical and occupational therapy, medications, perhaps even additional treatments or surgeries. If the injury can be identified and treated quickly, recovery prognosis is also good.
But in some cases there is no hope of recovery and the victim gets progressively worse. They may suffer residual effects for the rest of their life and permanent disability is common, even in mild cases. In extremely severe situations, the patient may require round the clock in-home care or be moved to a long-term care facility.
Compensation Can Help
In some situations involving brain injuries the victim can seek compensation for their injuries through the legal process. The damages awarded in these cases can help ease the financial strain that the family may be suffering due to the injury. If the victim is unable to work, financial compensation can help cover this loss of income. If the injured party needs extensive medical treatment and/or long-term care, awarded damages can be used to help cover these costs.
Consult An Eisenberg Law Offices Personal Injury Attorney In Madison, WI Regarding TBI
If you or a loved one is suffering from TBI and you think someone else is at fault for the incident that led to the injury, please contact a personal injury attorney at our Madison, WI law firm. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys are knowledgeable, qualified and experienced with both the medical and the legal issues surrounding these types of cases.
We understand the physical and emotional struggles that victims and their families face and are fully committed to helping our clients recover compensation to help them move forward after an injury.
Contact Eisenberg Law Offices at 608-256-8356 or request a consultation online to speak with a personal injury attorney in Madison, WI who understands the challenges of living with TBI.