Treating a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex process. Treatment will vary depending on the extent and location of the damage to your brain.
If you suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, you may not require any immediate treatment other than pain relievers and rest. However, even patients with mild TBI should be carefully monitored to check for new developments or worsening symptoms. If you suffer complications as a result of brain damage, Kalfus & Nachman can pursue compensation on your behalf to offset the expense you incurred as a result of someone else's negligence. Call (800) 361-0430 to discuss your case for free.
Brain Injuries: Emergency Care
Auto accidents and slip-and-fall accidents are two common causes of moderate and severe brain injuries. As soon as these injuries occur, the victim must be supplied with adequate oxygen and blood in order to prevent inflammation and oxygen deprivation in the brain, which can cause further brain damage if not quickly addressed.
Medicating a Brain Injury
Once your condition has stabilized, you may be provided with certain medications to limit further brain damage. Some of the most common medications used to treat TBI include:
- Anti-seizure drugs: If you have moderate to severe TBI, you may be at risk of seizures in the first week after your brain injury. Anti-seizure medications can help protect your brain from the additional damage that a seizure could inflict.
- Diuretics: Diuretics reduce the amount of fluid in your brain tissues, which helps reduce the pressure inside your skull.
- Coma-inducing drugs: Sometimes, the increased pressure in your brain can compress your blood vessels, depriving your brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A comatose brain does not require as much oxygen for proper function. If the situation requires it, coma-inducing drugs may be used to place you in a temporary comatose state.
Long-term brain injury treatment usually involves significant rehabilitation. Depending on the area of your brain that was injured, you may be facing several potential limitations – such as speech problems, cognitive issues, vision problems, and memory loss. Your treatment and rehabilitation will be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Brain damage is permanent. Your brain cells cannot regenerate once they have been destroyed. Because of this, it may be necessary to learn different ways of completing basic tasks. Rehabilitative therapy is designed to help you work around your disability, since it will most likely be with you for the rest of your life.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be facing a lifetime of extensive, specialized medical care, along with the emotional trauma of not being able to return to your previous lifestyle. Make sure you receive the compensation you need and deserve to face your future. Please contact Kalfus & Nachman online or dial (800) 361-0430 today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Newport News brain injury attorneys. We can help you fight for the justice you deserve.