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Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury can have many causes. A violent car or motorcycle accident, a sports injury, an accident at work, or a fall to the ground after slipping can all result in a blow to the head that leads to a debilitating injury. In many cases, the symptoms of a concussion fade with time, but new research shows that even a mild concussion may have lifelong effects. Therefore, it makes sense that a traumatic brain injury would require intense and extensive treatment.

If your loved one suffered a head injury due to someone else's negligence, you want him or her to receive the best care for the most successful rehabilitation possible. This may involve years of various treatments and therapies, perhaps for the rest of your loved one's life. The last thing you want to do is to put a price tag on your loved one's recovery and well-being, so it may benefit you to seek advice about the options available for affording the necessary medical care.

Intense rehabilitation

There is no way to predict how long it will take for your loved one to reach the highest level of function following an accident that results in a brain injury. The goal of any treatment program is to help the injury victim regain some independence and to return home able to participate in family and social life, if possible. From the earliest moments after the injury, your loved one likely received care that incorporated every aspect of his or her life including:

  • Methods of pain management
  • Skills for daily life, such as hygiene
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutritional education
  • Skills for communicating and socializing
  • Education and vocational rehabilitation
  • Skills for dealing with the psychological, emotional and behavioral effects of a brain injury
  • Support and resources available for families of brain trauma victims

Usually, dozens of doctors, specialists, nurses and therapists will be on the team that assists your loved one and your family through this new and confusing way of life.

The level of improvement your loved one will reach following a traumatic brain injury depends on many factors, including your loved one's health before the accident, the severity of the injury and the amount of support coming from friends and family. To assist your loved one in returning to the highest possible quality of life, you would do well to seek that support from every available resource in New Jersey.

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