Nobody ever expects to be the victim of a brain injury or to have a loved one suffer such an experience. When tragedy strikes and a serious injury to the brain is sustained, the consequences can last a lifetime. That lifetime is often never the same as the one expected prior to the injury. Permanent disability is possible. If you have a family member who is affected by brain trauma, the more than you can understand some of the processes of recovery, the more you can be of help to your relative.
The Brain Institute of America stresses the reality that you should expect any rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury to be a long-term endeavor. A broken bone, punctured lung or surgery suture site can all recover much faster than can the brain. Various forms of therapy may be needed even to help reteach some of life’s most basic skills. Some functions may never fully recover.
As you settle in and understand what things may be more difficult for the patient, you can find ways to help in those areas. For example, a person whose brain no longer allows them to create structure needs your help to do so. Keeping the home neat and organized can reduce the level of stress the patient experiences and it can make other things easier to keep working on. The victim’s personality and general level of health as well as the duration of any coma and the part of the brain affected will all impact the recovery process.
The legal professionals at Loughlin Fitzgerald have worked with numerous sufferers of brain injuries and their family members to help them receive the compensation they deserve.