If your loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after an accident, they may fully recover or continue to suffer lingering effects of the injury all of their lives. But immediately after the injury, their prognosis may be quite uncertain.
The severity of the brain injury depends upon the level of damage to the brain tissue. How long they lost consciousness is one factor. Also, if the coma was very deep, they may take quite awhile to resurface. Even then, they could struggle with amnesia about some or even all events of their previous life.
The actions taken by the victim’s medical team immediately following the brain injury can alter the trajectory of their recovery. That’s why it is so important to seek the best care possible after suffering a TBI.
Your loved one may require extensive physical, speech and occupational therapy. They may have to be moved to a long-term care center while they relearn how to do the activities of daily living (ADLs), including:
- Dressing themselves
- Feeding themselves
- Transferring from bed to chair and back
- Expressing appropriate emotions in various settings
As one can imagine, all of these treatments and services come with a hefty price tag. That’s why those with brain injuries frequently have to seek legal redress from the Louisiana civil court system.
If your or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury was a result of another person’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and damages. Learning more about the options that you have can lead to a good financial outcome.