5 Ways Brain Injury Settlements or Damages Awards Improve Victims’ Lives

No monetary equivalent can compensate for a brain injury to the bread earner of the house. While filing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit will not undo the harm, it will benefit you and your loved ones.

Here are five ways brain injury settlements or damages awards improve victims’ lives.

1. Medications

Medications can help with various issues related to brain damage, ranging from mood disorders to physical discomfort. As an example:

  • Psychostimulants have the potential to boost cognitive performance.
  • Depression antidepressants
  • Antiparkinsonian drugs may increase dopamine levels.
  • Antispasmodic medicine is used to treat tight muscles.
  • Medication for pain management
  • Antiepileptic drugs used to treat post-traumatic epilepsy

Combining medicines with frequent physical therapy can considerably improve and accelerate healing. Monthly pharmaceutical refills might be pricey, but victims should not be denied a full recovery because of the cost. A settlement or award can cover any necessary drugs.

2. Recovery Resources

Victims are frequently transferred to a hospital or rehabilitation facility after being released from the medical facility. They will continue to receive extensive rehabilitation therapy there, including:

  • Speech therapy improves speech and other communication abilities and addresses swallowing issues.
  • Vocational counseling is available to assist victims in returning to work and dealing with employment issues.
  • Physical therapy improves one’s physical strength, coordination, and flexibility.
  • Memory, attention, perception, learning, planning, and judgment can all benefit from cognitive therapy.
  • Psychological counseling assists victims in developing coping skills, repairing relationships, and improving their emotional well-being.
  • Occupational therapy can assist sufferers in learning or relearning how to do everyday chores, including dressing, cooking, and bathing.

3. Treatment Assistance

TBIs are a medical emergency because they can induce brain swelling and bleeding, both deadly. The first step that healthcare personnel will take is to stabilize the sufferer to avoid additional injuries. They will control their blood pressure, measure the pressure within the skull, and ensure adequate blood and oxygen reach the brain.

Once stabilized, victims may require surgery to avoid further harm, such as removing hematomas (clotted blood), removing damaged or dead brain tissue, repairing skull fractures, or relieving pressure. A personal injury settlement or judgment should fully compensate plaintiffs for whatever emergency and surgical treatment they have received or may require in the future.

4. Options for Counselling

Life following a brain injury can be difficult for survivors and family members. Anxiety, problems managing emotions, changes in relationships with family and friends, financial pressure, and difficulty adjusting to changes in job, school, or home life may occur in TBI patients.

A doctor may prescribe counseling or psychotherapy, which may be quite effective but potentially incur additional costs. A lawsuit award or settlement can assist a victim and their family in learning new skills and coping strategies, allowing them to feel better and more capable of dealing with challenges without the financial burden of litigation.

5. Assistance to the Family

Due to the complications of caring for a loved one after a TBI, some family members cannot work full-time, if at all, or must recruit outside help. If the victim was the primary breadwinner for the family, their income might be significantly reduced.

On the other hand, a litigation award or settlement might compensate for lost income, impaired earning ability, loss of affection and companionship, and other damages to assist the sufferer and family in recovering. If you need assistance to collect proper compensation for your injuries, an experienced brain injury attorney can assist you in filing a case.

Contact an Experienced Accident Lawyer in Nevada

The brain injury’s intensity (mild, moderate, or severe) causes different side effects. If your loved one has recently been an accident victim, you must contact an experienced lawyer who can advise you on your next steps and get you the compensation you deserve.

Bourassa Law Group is a committed group of personal injury lawyers in Nevada who are ready to fight for you as and when needed. Call us at (800) 870 – 8910 for a free consultation today!

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