Brain Injury Treatment
The lifetime costs of caring for a TBI survivor ranges from a low of $600,000 to as high as $40 million, but may be more or less depending upon the injury. Although you may be willing to spend every penny you can to regain your health or care for your severely injury loved one, the financial toll can be substantial.
Searcy Denney has a team of Florida brain injury lawyers who can help you recover the damages you need to get the necessary care. We draw on 40 years of experience to calculate and prove your damages for acute treatment, brain surgery, rehabilitation and care.
Brain injury is divided into two stages: primary and secondary. The primary injury is the initial damage to your brain. Secondary injury is a complicated process that may manifest during the days or months after your primary injury.
Acute treatment is vital to protecting your brain from further damage at the initial stage and minimizing and managing the secondary stage. You may be monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU) where a variety of machines will track your medical state, including the ones below:
- Intracranial pressure monitor (ICP) is placed through a small hole drilled into the skull to detect increases in pressure.
- Brain oxygen monitor (Licox), also inserted through a hole in the skull, measures oxygen levels and temperature.
- EEG monitors for seizures, which occur in about 25 percent of all TBI patients.
Through careful monitoring, doctors are in a position to intervene quickly and to perform surgery if necessary. Surgery is required to insert important monitoring devices. In cases of severe brain damage, assistive devices, such as breathing and feeding tubes, may also be surgically inserted. Surgeons may perform a craniotomy, which involves removing a small section of the skull to assess damage or to relieve pressure caused by swelling or bleeding. Surgeons may also remove dead brain tissue.
The length and extent of recovery depends upon the severity and location of the brain damage. Effective rehabilitation targets your precise needs, which may include:
- Physical therapy, to regain muscle tone, movement, coordination and walking
- Speech therapy, focused on language and communication, as well as eating
- Vocational training to relearn basic tasks, such as bathing, eating and grooming
- Neuropsychology to rebuild cognition, memory and social skills
- Counseling to cope with the emotional and psychological issues that might arise after a serious traumatic brain injury
About Florida TBI Rehabilitation Centers
Rehabilitation is crucial to recovering functionality and independence. TBI rehabilitation centers offer a wide range of services, including elder care, assisted living and outpatient services. Choosing the right one depends on your individual circumstances.
You may benefit most from an outpatient center to recover from mild TBI, especially if you have substantial assistance from family members. If your loved one was seriously injured, he or she may require round the clock care available at an inpatient facility.
Learn More About the Treatments Available for TBI
Searcy Denney helps you recover the compensation you need to obtain the best quality treatment and care for your TBI. Learn more about your rights and options at a free claims assessment. We take your claim a contingency fee basis, so you do not face risks of legal fees for pursuing your rights.