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How Are Brain Injuries Treated?

Brain injuries can potentially result in permanent damage that can affect a survivor for the rest of his or her life, necessitating ongoing care, treatment, and assistance. The sooner one seeks medical treatment, the better his or her chances are of preventing permanent damage to the brain. If you suffered a brain injury, you must prioritize medical treatment to protect your health.

When seeking medical treatment for a brain injury, you can expect some of the following to occur during the process:

  • Diagnosing a brain injury: Generally, when one sustains a traumatic brain injury, medical professionals must quickly assess the severe nature of it. The longer your condition goes left untreated, the worse it can get, so this might initially be a swift process. The severity of a traumatic brain injury is usually assessed by using the Glasgow Coma Scale. The higher a score is, the less severe the injury is. You might also be asked several questions regarding how the injury occurred, if you lost consciousness, and where on the head you were struck.
  • Tests: Two types of tests might also be performed to determine the damage done to the brain. A CT scan can look for fractures and discover evidence of blood clots, hemorrhaging, and bruised brain tissue, and swelling. It is a test that is most often performed in an emergency room when a traumatic brain injury is suspected. An MRI could also be performed to obtain a more detailed image of the brain.
  • Mild brain injuries: For a mild traumatic brain injury, it is possible to recover with rest and non-prescription pain relievers for headaches. That said, he or she will still need to be monitored closely. If any new symptoms develop additional follow-up appointments might be necessary. To speed up recovery, one should avoid cognitive and physical activities.
  • Medications: Medications might be prescribed to prevent or reduce secondary damage to the brain. Some of the medications might include anti-seizure drugs or diuretics, which are used to reduce fluid and relieve pressure in the brain.  Coma-inducing drugs might be administered when a person’s brain cells are no longer supported with normal amounts of oxygen and nutrients.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, a brain injury survivor might require surgery to reduce additional damage to the brain. Surgery can address blood clots, bleeding in the brain, skull fractures, and pressure. When too much pressure builds up in the brain, surgery might be used to open a window in the skull where cerebral spinal fluid can be drained.
  • Rehabilitation: After a severe traumatic brain injury, a survivor might require rehabilitation to relearn certain basic skills, such as walking. Some of the rehabilitation specialists one might need after sustaining this type of injury include an occupational therapist, language and speech pathologist, recreational therapist, physical therapist, vocational therapist, and more.

Schedule a Consultation with a Brain Injury Attorney in Odessa!

Did you sustain a brain injury in an accident that was caused by someone’s negligence? To ensure you obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, you need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. At Dean Law Firm, we have the experience and knowledge that is necessary to represent your case and help you hold the responsible party liable for your injuries. Our team has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and will fight hard to do the same for you.

Contact our legal team today at (432) 214-8125 to request a complimentary case review with an esteemed member of our brain injury team. We provide one-on-one services and are available on weekends and evenings.