Rehabilitation After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Lawyers Helping Clients with Long-Term Medical Costs
Rehabilitation following a significant brain injury can be extensive and costly. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result in irreparable damage, which can make basic daily activities more difficult or impossible for victims. Medical professionals do what they can to mitigate the damage caused by a TBI, but after that, the victim must go through a rehabilitation process to retain as much independence as possible.
When a person suffers a severe head injury due to the negligence of another, our lawyers take action to ensure that the victim has compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages from missing work and other expenses. Attorney J. Brent Jones defended physicians and health care institutions early in his career, and now he uses that knowledge to secure multi-million dollar rewards for many victims of injuries. He and attorney Richard M. Shapiro have decades of legal experience that give them an advantage in injury cases.
What is the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Process?
Therapy begins as soon as possible for the best chance at preserving the victim’s capabilities and functions. This acute rehabilitation therapy usually begins in a hospital, and involves a number of trained professionals working with the victim to relearn basic activities such as eating, walking, speaking and dressing. The specific rehabilitation process depends on the patient and the extent of the damage.
Eventually, the patient may be transferred to a more intensive rehabilitation facility. The patient may live in the facility for some time while working with physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, neuropsychologists and many other professionals. The therapies may involve learning new ways to perform activities to compensate for lost abilities.
Brain injury survivors and their families must adjust to new restrictions and limitations after the accident. Depending on the specific damage, rehabilitation may take months or years. The person with TBI may need to take medications to manage pain, prevent seizures, reduce muscle spasms or spasticity, lessen feelings of anxiety, nervousness and fear, as well as assisting with many other medical issues. Many victims suffer from depression long after the initial incident and some need medical assistance for the rest of their lives.
How Can I get Help After a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Our lawyers understand the severity of these catastrophic injuries, which is why we work tirelessly to assist victims of TBI. Our lawyers take cases because they believe in them and have confidence that we can assist the victims. We never accept payment until we secure compensation, and we offer free consultations to injury victims. Call our office in the Tampa Bay area at (800) 258-HELP to speak with one of our brain injury lawyers.