A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can have a devastating effect on the injured person and that person’s loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although a person could physically recover from the injury, other injuries or issues could linger for months, years or even permanently.
A TBI can change the way the brain functions. So, a person who could play the piano before the incident which caused the TBI might not have the ability afterwards. A person with a TBI can also experience personality changes, making one a virtual stranger to those who knew the person prior to the injury. This is hard on everyone.
Sadly, these are some of the issues that a person who recovers from a TBI can face. For those whose injuries were more severe, their lives may change in even more dramatic fashions. For example, people with a severe TBI could be comatose, unable to move or speak or if they do have mobility, it is severely compromised. Along with these issues can come a heavy financial cost, since many people with severe TBI require medical care, some of which is needed 24/7.
The concept that the TBI occurred at all is a hard reality to comprehend. But when the injury is the result of an accident or medical negligence, that can make the situation almost unbearable for everyone involved. Having to face a lower quality of life because of the actions of another person is disheartening. It is made even more so when the cost of treatment and recovery is factored in. This reality can also affect the injured parties, leaving them sad and depressed, realizing that their life has been forever changed because of something someone else did.
Those who have suffered a TBI do not have to suffer in silence, nor should they have to bear the financial burden alone. To learn more about how our firm approaches these situations, please visit our Brain Injury page.