Treatment of Traumatic Brain InjuriesQuick medical attention immediately after the head injury provides your best chance of minimizing the effects of a traumatic brain injury. Providing adequate oxygen to the brain and body, as well as managing other shocks to the body’s nervous and cardiovascular systems is important to help reduce stress on the brain.
Relevant tests after the initial head injury should include skull and neck X-rays and CT scans to check for skull fractures and soft tissue damage. The results from these tests will determine the severity of your traumatic brain injury and the proper course of action.
In most cases, rehabilitation is the only treatment and must be individually tailored to the patient in regards to their needs and specific areas damaged. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and mental support are all parts of rehabilitation efforts.
Life After A Traumatic Brain Injury
One of the biggest issues after a traumatic brain injury is the mental rehabilitation of the victim. Aside from the physical limitations that may arise from a traumatic brain injury, the mental health of the victim is also of concern.
Many head injuries result in abnormal behaviors, amnesia, and confusion which may be temporary or long-term symptoms.
Severe cases of traumatic brain injury can be life-altering. A severe brain injury may result in:
- changing a person’s personality
- violent mood swings
- chronic depression
- many other afflictions
Therapy with a psychiatrist may be appropriate for some rehabilitation scenarios.
Between physical and mental treatment, costs for recovery and adjusting to life after a traumatic brain injury can be immense
. To make sure your family is provided for in the future, you should talk to a Chicago personal injury attorney about your legal options for recovering compensation from the party responsible for your injury.
Hiring a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
Insurance company settlements don’t always take into account the severity of the impact a traumatic brain injury has on your life. Often, they’ll try to get away with paying the initial head injury treatment bills and neglect to factor in the future treatments, therapy and lost wages or disability.
The Chicago personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. know the impact traumatic brain injuries can have on your life and want to help you provide for your future. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080