We Are With You Through Your TBI Treatment
Although nearly 1.5 million Americans will suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, few understand the extensive treatment and the grueling recovery process for these injuries.
Downs Law Firm does more than help our clients with the legal ramifications of TBI. We keep abreast of cutting-edge research in traumatic brain injuries so that we can help our patients determine the course of treatment that is best for them. Here, we will elaborate on some of the most common forms of treatment for TBI.
What Are The Common Treatments For TBI?
The circumstances of every traumatic brain injury are unique, so every patient will require different treatment. Your doctor can help you decide the treatment option that suits your needs and has the best chances of healing. Some common forms of medical treatment for TBI include:
- Bed rest: Mild cases of head trauma require the patient to rest, or at least refrain from strenuous activity.
- Medication: Doctors frequently prescribe medication such as diuretics and anti-seizure drugs to reduce swelling in the brain, thereby limiting secondary damage.
- Induced comas: When the brain is comatose, it requires less oxygen to function. Inducing a coma can ensure that the brain receives enough oxygen and nutrients.
- Surgery: In severe cases, surgeons may need to operate on the brain to reduce swelling, heal fractures, halt bleeding and remove blood clots.
- Rehabilitative therapy: After an injury, many patients need therapy to regain balance, mobility, cognition and other skills.
Without treatment, traumatic brain injuries will worsen over time. If you suffered a head injury and are experiencing symptoms that might indicate TBI, seek medical treatment immediately.
Do You Need Treatment for TBI? We Can Help You.
Downs Law Firm can connect you to resources throughout Louisiana to treat your traumatic brain injury. Then, we can help you consider your legal options. Medical treatment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but we can help you seek compensation to pay for your treatment. To schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices in Bastrop or Monroe, call 318-284-8551 or reach us online. We can also represent you if you live in Arkansas or Mississippi.