Brain Injury Treatments
The time following a brain injury is bound to be worrisome and uncertain for everyone concerned. It is very important that you receive as much support and information as possible from health professionals about your recovery. Financial worries can hinder recovery. Perhaps you need to take time off work or worse, need round-the-clock care at home or care at a brain injury treatment center.
The Killino Firm can help you recover compensation to cover the medical and treatment costs of your injuries. We are committed to fighting aggressively on behalf of injured victims and families, and strive to make sure our clients recover enough compensation to pay for the highest-quality brain injury treatments possible.
Brain Injury Treatment Centers
There are a number of brain injury treatment centers across the nation, designed specifically to help victims of traumatic brain injuries. Some of the types of treatment centers include:
Acute Hospitals: Acute hospitals provide emergency and early treatments to stabilize current complications and help reduce the risk of future complications caused by brain injuries.
Rehabilitation Units and Hospitals: Because of the nature of the injuries, it is important for brain injury patients to receive rehabilitation treatments by a team of nurses, therapists and doctors who specialize in brain injuries.
Post-Acute Rehabilitation Programs: Once a patient is finished with his or her acute treatment program, there are several things that can happen. Depending on the unique circumstances of the situation, the patient may be required to continue with one of the following:
- In-home care
- Community-based brain injury program
- Outpatient program for therapy, vocational services or day programs
- Nursing facility where they can be treated by professionals who specialize in brain injuries
- Assisted living setting
Of course, required treatment options will vary on the severity of the brain injury, the age of the patient, and other factors such as whether the patient has family members who can assist with care.
Anoxic Brain Injury Treatment
When doctors treat anoxic brain injuries, one of the first things they do is determine the cause of lack of oxygen to the brain. If the injury was caused by a stroke, they will first treat the patient for the stroke. Once the cause is determined, treatments to prevent further brain damage will be combined with treatments for the actual cause. Treatment may include:
- Steroids to reduce swelling in the brain
- Barbiturates (medication) may be given to reduce brain activity which will give damaged tissue time to recover
- Anti-seizure medications may be prescribed if the patient is having seizures
- Some patients will be put on ventilators during the first phase of treatment
Once the patient’s health is stabilized, the next step is rehabilitation, which may include a combination of the following treatments:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Occupation therapy
- Equipment training
Hypoxic Brain Injury Treatment
Treatment options for hypoxic brain injuries are similar to those available for anoxic injuries, and will vary depending on the severity of the injury.
For more information about the different brain injury treatment options, or to learn more about obtaining compensation for your injury, contact our brain injury attorney.
Our brain injury lawyers are experienced and aggressive injury and death attorneys with a mission to promote a safer America overall. We have handled traumatic brain injuries on both the local and national level and have a proven track record of success in handling such cases.
How you can help Treat Head Injury
By being pro-active you can help prevent further damage following a head injury.
The earlier treatment is given, the greater the chance of avoiding brain damage.
- Sit the victim down to make sure they are stable and safe
- Look for a scalp wound; if present, apply a cloth and pressure to the wound
- Give the victim something cold to hold against the wound
- Gently check to see if the victim is alert, coherent and responsive. Look for dizziness or nausea, loss of memory, headaches, and confusion
- Seek immediate help if symptoms worsen, such as increased drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, headaches, vomiting, double vision, difficulty walking or speaking
- Seek immediate emergency care if the victim is unresponsive or has a deteriorating level of responsiveness, leaking blood or watery fluid from nose or ears, or unequal pupil size
Multidisciplinary treatment and care is ideally the best TBI treatment, but it can be expensive. Remember that a brain injury lawsuit can help you cover financial costs to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are some treatments and therapies associated with TBI:
- Communication skills – speech therapy and alternative modes of communication
- Cognitive skills – to enhance memory, problem solving, concentration, and other areas of cognitive functioning affected by the injury
- Physical care – such as nutritional and medication needs; bathing, grooming and feeding
- Pain management – medication and other methods for alleviating the pain
- Psychological care – includes the administration of various tests to identify any behavioral and/or emotional problems as well as necessary counseling
- Vocational skills – work-related training
- Family support – includes patient/family education and training on the numerous issues relevant to living with a brain injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and you are seeking a caring and committed attorney with the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully handle your case, contact the Killino Firm today.