Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) not only have immense effects on those who have been injured, but these injuries also have a significant impact on family members and caregivers as well. A blow to the head or significant whiplash can result in a TBI with a wide spectrum of severity. The mildest TBI might cause headaches and intermittent irritability. A moderate TBI can result in decreased cognitive function, increased emotionality, and decreased impulse control. The most severe TBI can leave a patient in a coma or on a ventilator, unresponsive to most stimuli and without the ability to function independently.
A TBI can be caused by a variety of factors including:
Whatever the cause of the injury may be, professional treatment is crucial for a TBI survivor. Different forms of therapy, medication, and other medical treatment are helpful in the patient’s recovery. Family members of the injured individual may also need time with a therapist to learn coping methods and how to adapt appropriately.
A severe TBI may render the survivor totally dependent. Many families just cannot handle the around-the-clock financial, physical and emotional demands of caring for the survivor at home. If you, or a loved one, have experienced a TBI, please contact Vanguard Attorneys so we can begin working on your personal injury claim and guide you through this challenging time. We work with experts who are prepared to explain the emotional, physical, and financial impact of a TBI. Most importantly our Tampa serious injury lawyers will work with you and your loved one with patience and care.
For more information about how we can assist you, contact us today.