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When is rehabilitation necessary for a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) happen when the brain sustains damage or chemical changes because of blunt force, often generated in collisions and other accidents. Some cases are mild and require little to no medical treatment. Others are moderate or severe, causing multiple symptoms that can be impairing.

Severe TBI cases usually call for more in-depth tests and examinations to detect any issues that may impede the patient from functioning normally. Sometimes, the patient can experience memory loss, chronic pain and other health conditions or disabilities. If a health provider finds that the patient needs further medical attention, they could refer them to specialized practitioners for treatment or rehabilitation.

A patient typically needs rehabilitation if their TBI led to the following:

  • Inability to perform daily tasks on their own
  • Health issues that hinder them from building and maintaining relationships with others
  • Disabilities or impairments that keep them from being active within their community

Various rehabilitation programs can address these issues based on the patient’s condition and the severity of their TBI. These options can also help improve their quality of life by developing habits and coping mechanisms, helping them manage their disabilities or impairments.

Other factors can affect recovery

Many factors can impact how a TBI patient recovers, such as their health before sustaining the injury or how much moral support they receive from their friends and family. Additionally, they might have challenges getting the necessary treatment and rehabilitation services if they have limited financial resources.

Sometimes, the patient’s only option is to file a claim if their injury happened because of another party’s recklessness or negligence. Taking legal action might be too stressful for a patient recovering from a TBI, but it could be the only way for them to afford a full recovery.