After your motor vehicle accident a few days ago, you learned you have a traumatic brain injury. While establishing fault for the incident and talking to your insurance agent, you must undergo treatment with help from a Florida-based physician.
Mayo Clinic explores various treatment options for TBIs. Learn the degree of medical care you likely require so you may seek fair compensation.
Rest and medication
TBI treatment depends on the severity of the injury. If a physician diagnoses you with a mild TBI, you may need nothing more than bed rest and over-the-counter pain medication. You may need someone to help monitor your condition to determine whether you display new symptoms.
Emergency medical care
Moderate-to-severe TBI often requires immediate emergency medical care, especially if the person sustains additional injuries. Medical care professionals often focus on stabilizing the patient’s blood pressure and blood supply while preventing further or worsening neck or head injury.
Some brain injuries put a person at risk of suffering additional brain damage. Doctors may prescribe anti-seizure medication to those with moderate-to-severe TBI. Depending on the condition of a person’s blood vessels, health care professionals may use medication to induce a coma to lessen stress on the brain. Intravenous diuretics lower tissue fluid to lower the pressure TBIs exert on the brain.
Blood clots, skull fractures and bleeding in the brain may require surgical intervention. A person with a TBI may need surgery to minimize further damage to brain tissues.
Talk with your medical care provider to discuss which treatment option fits your TBI status the most favorably. Use the information to help build your personal injury case.