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Fully recovering from moderate and severe TBIs after an accident

On Behalf of | Oct 9, 2023 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

Even the most minor crash can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which happens when blunt force causes the brain to move or cause damage. Worse accidents might result in moderate to severe cases, which can be challenging to heal.

These incidents may require specialized medical treatments and care, mainly if the patient exhibits complex symptoms. Sometimes, they lose their ability to perform daily tasks like driving or working. Other times, they could lose chunks of their memories, impacting all aspects of their lives.

If someone shows these signs after the accident, their treating health care providers can refer them for specific diagnostic tests and screenings. By doing so, they can determine other underlying issues caused by the accident, including mental health disorders, chronic illnesses and problems affecting the primary senses.

From these findings, doctors can pinpoint the most appropriate type of medical care. Sometimes, patients need to undergo therapy to recover specific skills or abilities. Other times, their condition may be so severe that they need rehabilitation to live independently. Some recovery programs have specific objectives targeting various aspects of the patient’s life. They can also be expensive, making it difficult to afford for patients with limited financial resources.

Reaching a full recovery can be expensive

One of the most significant challenges to seeking recovery is whether the patient can afford their medical bills. In some cases, they might have no choice but to take legal action to pay for rehabilitation and other treatment, depending on the circumstances.

If someone else’s negligent or reckless actions contributed to the accident, the patient might be able to pursue compensation to cover their medical needs. It might not guarantee a full recovery, but doing so can help them access the necessary specialized treatments and care.