- $100,000.00: A woman injured her head and neck when the ceiling fell in her apartment.
Prompt and proper medical care is crucial in those first few hours and days following the traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition to primary trauma caused by the traumatic event, secondary injuries must be prevented to avoid further damage. Brain bleeding must be mitigated during critical care to avoid further losses. In these initial stages, it can be difficult to assess the long-term effects of TBI. Survivors of TBI are often left with long-term cognitive, physical and emotional deficits. A survivor may have difficulty concentrating, solving problems, making decisions, processing new information, organizing thoughts, relating to others and much more. TBI treatment is catered to an individual’s specific impairments. Long-term traumatic brain injury care often involves a team of professionals who specialize in the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation. The aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be financially and emotionally devastating for the patient and his or her loved ones.