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Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often severe and life-changing. Any impact to the head can cause damage that may take years to reverse, and in some cases may not be reversible at all.

The recovery process is long and arduous, and it is important to know what to expect.

Short-term effects

The most immediate effect of a major TBI is loss of consciousness. It is important to seek medical care right away, as head injuries are always serious, and sometimes life threatening. Permanent brain damage can occur, and early in the process victims may experience:

  • Coma: A prolonged unconscious state where the victim is unresponsive.
  • Vegetative state: Sleep-wake cycles where the victim briefly responds to visual stimulation and sound.
  • Minimally conscious state: The victim is partially conscious and responds to some cues.

Following these stages, or in less serious cases of a TBI, patients may experience, among other symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Sleep issues
  • Disorientation
  • Inconsistent behavior

Length of recovery

The length of recovery depends on the severity of the injury and the person, but the most improvement is often seen in the first six months. Recovery can last years, and some patients never fully recover from their injuries.

Long-term effects

Often the effects of a brain injury last a lifetime. Medical costs are one of the reasons it is so important to explore legal options if you suffer a TBI. As we mentioned, patients can struggle for years, and recovering losses through a lawsuit can help victims pay for their mounting medical bills.

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