A severe brain injury can result from any number of causes, from a work-related incident or even a serious car accident. Previously, this blog discussed the dangers faced by pedestrians in the community as two separate individuals were stuck by motor vehicles in Billings. While some accidents result in trauma to individuals' bones and muscles, others cause serious harm to their brains and other organs.
There are some injuries that can gravely impact the lives of accident victims. When an individual suffers from a head trauma, this could greatly disrupt the person's cognitive, behavior, emotional and physical functions. Additionally, it could harm the victim's overall health and well-being. A sudden accident, such as an automobile collision, could have many unexpected consequences; therefore, accident victims in Montana and elsewhere should understand the affects a traumatic brain injury or a TBI could have on their life.
A serious traumatic brain injury is one of the most life-changing events possible. A severe brain injury can affect multiple areas of the body. It can leave a person unable to speak or control their muscles. It can cause serious cognitive difficulties, mental disability and emotional problems. Montana residents who have suffered such an injury often require lifelong medical care and rehabilitation.
Traumatic brain injuries are more frequently in the news and Montanans may wonder what a traumatic brain injury is. Traumatic brain injuries are traumatic injuries that disrupt the normal function of the brain. Montana has the second highest traumatic brain injury (TBI) death rate in the United States. The death rate attributable to traumatic brain injury in Montana is 66 percent higher than the United States average.
In our post last week we talked about some of the emergency care, medications and surgery that can be required to treat a traumatic brain injury. Once the brain injury patient is out of danger, long-term care begins. For most victims of serious traumatic brain injury, this means extensive and perhaps lifelong rehabilitation.
Montana residents who have suffered a serious brain injury know that the road to recovery can be long and expensive. Health insurance is often insufficient to fully cover the medical expenses. When a traumatic brain injury is the result of another party's fault in an accident, it is essential to obtain sufficient compensation to cover these costs.
Montana readers of this blog know that a brain injury is one of the most potentially life-changing injuries an individual can suffer. An injury to the brain can result in complications that profoundly affect a person's intellect, behavior and emotions. In a recent post in this blog we discussed some of the symptoms that may indicate a traumatic brain injury has occurred. This week we will take a look at some of the complications that can ensue in the aftermath of a brain injury.
Victims of a head injury often do not realize right away that they may have suffered an injury to the brain. In mild to moderate brain injury cases, symptoms may not appear until days or even weeks after the traumatic event. Montana residents who have been in a car accident or suffered an injury on the job, and parents of children who may have suffered a head injury, should be aware of what symptoms to look out for.
A serious auto accident can change a life in a matter of seconds. Car accident injuries can result in hospitalization, lingering pain, lost income from work and the inability to enjoy activities that were once an important part of your life. In cases of catastrophic injuries or a brain injury, an individual may lose the ability to carry out even the most basic functions of life.
The brain is probably the single most important organ in the human body. It is the seat of our emotions, our memories and our intellect. It processes the information we receive through our senses. And through the nervous system, it controls every movement in our bodies.