A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences for a victim, and it can happen in an instant.
TBIs can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on the nature and severity of the victim’s accident and injury. The classification of TBI a victim has will determine the treatment they receive.
Below, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys discuss the various treatment options for mild, moderate, and severe TBIs.
Treating a Mild TBI
In general, a TBI is considered mild when the victim experiences a loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes. They may also experience symptoms including, but not limited to, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Mild TBIs may not require much treatment aside from proper rest and recovery. It is very important, however, for mild TBI victims to follow their doctor’s instructions for a gradual return to work or play. Returning to strenuous activities too soon after a concussion can increase the chance for a second, more debilitating, injury.
Treating a Moderate to Severe TBI
In general, a TBI is considered moderate to severe when the victim experiences a loss of consciousness for a few minutes to a few hours. They may also experience symptoms including, but not limited to, persistent headaches, severe nausea, repeated vomiting, and an inability to awaken from sleep.
The treatment options for moderate to severe TBIs are more extensive and may include the following:
Depending on the severity of the injury, TBI victims may undergo the following emergency procedures after their accident:
Removing clotted blood
Repairing skull fractures
Relieving pressure in the skull
Moderate to severe TBI victims may benefit from medications to help improve their symptoms, including the following:
Anticoagulants to prevent blood clots
Anticonvulsants to prevent seizures
Antidepressants to treat depression and mood instability
Stimulants to increase alertness and attention
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We know that these treatments are not cheap. Often, TBI victims are left with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unexpected medical bills and lost wages after their accident.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we make it our mission to help injured victims recover the compensation they need and deserve from any and all liable parties. We have a proven track record of success in doing so.
Contact us today at (800) 905-8777 to schedule a consultation with our team.