Since a traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves the most complex system in the human body—the brain—victims’ recovery prognoses may vary greatly.
Below, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys discuss whether it’s possible to recover from a TBI.
The Severity of the Injury Matters
Depending on the nature of the accident and the severity of the injury, TBIs can be mild, moderate, or severe. The treatment and recovery prognosis a TBI victim receives will depend on their classification of injury.
Most doctors will recommend that mild TBI victims get adequate rest after their accident and injury. It’s vital that mild TBI victims heed their doctors’ advice and do not return to activity before the brain has had proper time to recover. Failing to do so can increase the chances for a second, more serious, concussion.
Once this time period of rest and recovery has passed, many mild TBI victims will see their symptoms completely resolve.
It’s important to remember, however, that the brain is a complex organism, and not everyone responds to treatment the same way. Some mild TBI victims continue to experience debilitating symptoms for the rest of their lives.
Moderate to Severe TBIs
Moderate to severe TBI victims have a much lower chance of ever making a full recovery. While certain treatments, like surgeries, therapies, and medications can improve victims’ symptoms, it’s incredibly rare for symptoms to resolve completely.
This does not mean, however, that moderate and severe TBI victims cannot make significant strides in their recovery. Access to high-quality medical care and regular therapy sessions can greatly improve these victims’ prognoses.
Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury? Contact Us Today
A traumatic brain injury can leave a victim and their family in physical, emotional, and financial turmoil. During this time, it’s vital that TBI victims have access to the medical care they need. However, the high costs of this treatment can be an obstacle for many.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we’re dedicated to helping injured victims recover the compensation they need and deserve from any and all liable parties. We’re prepared to do the same for you, too.
Contact us today at (800) 905-8777 to schedule a consultation with our team.