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When do traumatic brain injuries require rehabilitation?

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often challenging. Most mild cases might require little to no medical care. However, more serious cases of TBI could leave debilitating effects that last a long time. Symptoms of moderate to severe TBIs include behavioral issues and problems involving primary body functions or motor skills. Severe cases could leave victims with life-altering disabilities.

A patient might require rehabilitation to address the adverse effects of their TBI. Sometimes, patients need unique forms of rehabilitation to help them recover skills and mental capacities necessary for daily activities, including driving and working. These services could be essential to help patients accomplish the following:

  • Doing and completing basic tasks independently
  • Being capable enough to connect and engage with others, especially family and friends
  • Gaining abilities and confidence to participate in various activities within the community

Health care providers could recommend various services for rehabilitation. However, recovery could significantly depend on other factors, including the patient’s physical condition, the injury’s severity, their ability to gain support from family or friends, and access to appropriate treatments.

Ideally, patients should receive all treatments available to help them heal. Still, these services could be considerably expensive. Patients might lack the financial resources to cover their medical expenses. Fortunately, the patient could take legal action and recover compensation if someone else caused their TBI.

Seeking compensation could be essential

Patients with limited financial means might have no choice but seek compensation from the parties who caused their TBI. Aside from getting justice, the compensation amount they could receive might help pay for their medical expenses, including rehabilitation costs. These services might not heal them entirely, but they could help them regain vital body functions and restore their independence.