The Aftermath of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical Bills and Future Treatment
People who have suffered a serious brain injury often must deal with extended hospital stays. These hospital stays may involve weeks and sometimes months of intense observation, brain surgery and rehabilitation. Not only are these circumstances difficult to deal with in a psychological sense, but they can also quickly add up to millions of dollars in medical costs. Unfortunately, even those with health insurance will likely find out that their policies do not cover all of these medical bills, leaving them in a state of financial desperation. A traumatic brain injury lawyer will fight to recover all medical costs you have incurred in the past, as well as any future medical costs you may encounter.
In addition to the enormous medical bills that can result from a brain injury, the prospect of earning income to alleviate these losses becomes less likely if someone suffers from a serious brain injury with no timetable for recovery. People whose brains are not functioning properly are generally unable to work effectively, and this is because their cognitive functions can be impaired and their stamina is markedly reduced as a result of the pain and struggle they endure. Lost wages, including past and future, will also be included in the traumatic brain injury lawsuit.
Aside from the tangible, financial losses that those with brain injuries face, there are other costs that are incurred both by the injured person and that person’s family. Specifically, people who suffer brain trauma can have personality changes, their ability to cope is harmed and reduced and their basic ability to function is challenged repeatedly. These types of struggles make daily life extremely difficult, and with no clear timetable that provides an escape in the future, depression often results from these tragic situations.