Treatment for Brain Injuries
Getting help early on is essential. The determinations are clinical in nature, meaning you need medical professionals to look at what is said, and what might be objectively available, to make a determination. There is no magic yes/no boxes to check, just probabilities based on medicine. Your medical records will reflect the incident, or so you hope. Rarely does a victim know he or she lost consciousness. They just cannot remember the incident, and sometimes the immediate time before and after. A CT scan or MRI does not generally produce much without any obvious bleeding.
For the best medical support, an injured person may need a physiatrist, neuropsychologist, cognitive rehabilitation therapist; and/or behavior analyst. Sometimes vocational rehabilitation specialists could be required. These medical providers help diagnose the condition and its severity, help provide tools to help patients recover, and can suggest a path of treatment. While the brain is complex, science and technology today are improving too. The doctors of 20 years ago are frequently painfully out of touch with recent trends.
For example, old school clinicians still regularly recommend that patients lay low and avoid activity. The modern trend, validated by many experts, is to recommend re-integration as soon as possible. Putting together a team to help recovery is important.
There are clinicians in Colorado who can help you diagnose and find the treatment and tools to help stabilize your new reality. There are providers who accept health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and will work on lien. Whatever your preference or need, the important thing is to not be misinformed by concerned, but uninformed general practitioners. You will be better off knowing what is going on and why you are feeling the way you do, then take the steps to get yourself back to functional living as soon as your body and mind permit.
How an Attorney Can Help
We help clients navigate the legal system. Due to the complexity of the injury, diagnosis, and prognosis, victims of motor vehicle collisions and slip-and-fall accidents require fair representation. Insurance companies are loath to pay compensation for TBI because they know that these injuries are catastrophic.
Brain injuries don’t go away. They can linger and cause damage to other body systems, affect your relationships, and impact basic activities. Examples of this include trouble finding your keys, searching for words when speaking, or any of another myriad of issues. These injuries can affect your ability to function at work, alter how you live your life, and affect the people around you.