Traumatic brain injuries can make everything more difficult, including day-to-day decisions and basic reasoning. Brain injuries can also affect people’s memory, judgment, concentration, organization and multi-tasking skills, ability to begin or complete tasks and other aspects of brain function.
Traumatic brain injuries are also very costly to treat. They may require surgery, and could require extensive rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may have to relearn how to do basic functions of life. The process can take years, and the results are never certain.
While the medical and rehabilitation bills may be mounting, brain injury victims are often unable to work, meaning they lose income at the same time they are incurring significant expenses. People who find themselves in this position may be able to receive compensation to help with the financial difficulties caused by brain injuries, if the injuries are due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another party.
There are many different causes of brain injuries in Louisiana. Sometimes they are due to another party’s negligence. This can be the case in brain injuries that result from a car accident, as when the injury was caused by a blow to the head. Brain injuries can also come about as a result of a loss of oxygen to the brain. This is sometimes the case in medical malpractice cases.
In these situations, the person who was responsible for causing the injury may be required to compensate the victim for damages. The compensation can include money for medical bills, lost income and additional damages, such as pain and suffering.