Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injuries
When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, he or she may develop serious physical or cognitive disabilities as a result. In some cases, though, victims of TBIs can seek medical treatment and disability management therapy in order to help them overcome the worst of their disabilities or at least learn to manage them. However, these treatment options are often expensive, sometimes prohibiting a person from undergoing this beneficial medical care.
What Treatments Can Improve Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Although treatment for a traumatic brain injury varies according to the location of the injury and its severity, there are several general types of treatment that are widely employed to help those who have suffered TBIs. These treatment options include the following:
- Physical and occupational therapy to improve motor skills
- Speech therapy to improve language and speech skills
- Cognitive therapy to improve thinking or memory skills
- Use of orthotics to improve mobility and flexibility
- Medication regiments to improve the brain’s ability to relearn lost skills, improve motor skills, or improve mood swings associated with some brain injuries
- Surgical procedures to restore damaged nerves or relieve pain
These treatment options can drastically improve an injured person’s quality of life, but they may end up costing the patient a substantial amount of money. Fortunately, if your traumatic brain injury was the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation to help pay for this treatment.
If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligent conduct, there may be several legal options available to you so that you can pursue financial compensation for your treatment and disability costs. For more information about how we can assist you, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205.414.8160.