Serious brain injuries can result in cognitive impairment, speech difficulties and emotional disturbances. To treat these complications, as well as the brain injury itself, the patient may need to undergo several types of treatment, beginning with initial medical care that should be sought as soon as a brain injury is suspected. In cases of severe brain injuries. Rehabilitative care may also be required to minimize additional injury and help restore the patient's daily functioning.
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The cost of treating a brain injury in New York can be expensive, particularly if the victim's injury is permanent. However, if a victim suffered a brain injury as a result of another's negligence, he or she may be able to file a claim to recover compensation for both current and future medical expenses, as well as other damages. The attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy handle such claims and can advise you. Contact our New York lawyers today to find out if you can seek financial compensation for your brain injury. Call us at 212-736-5300 or complete our online form to schedule your FREE consultation.
Initial Brain Injury Treatment
When a New York brain injury victim is taken to the hospital, initial treatment will begin. The hospital staff will monitor the patient's vital signs, begin resuscitation procedures, react to life-threatening changes in the patient's health and coordinate with other medical professionals for additional care. A surgical team may also be required to repair bleeding vessels or tissue, to treat swollen or damaged brain tissue, and to monitor intracranial pressure.
Once stabilized, the patient will be sent to the specialized trauma care unit. In this unit, the patient will receive treatment from the nursing staff, which will monitor the patient's vital signs and body functioning, inform the doctor of any changes, and look for signs indicating infection or pain. A respiratory therapist may also be on hand to provide oxygen therapy, monitor the patient's breathing and configure ventilator settings.
Brain Injury Treatment: Rehabilitation
After initial care for the brain injury, the patient will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility. Rehabilitation aims to prevent secondary brain injury complications, restore lost functional abilities and design strategies to enhance functional independence. Typically, the rehabilitation team may include the following medical professionals:
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
Brain injury treatment and rehabilitation aim to help accident victims regain control of their lives with little to no help from others. While brain injury treatment will vary based on type and severity of the injury, treatment typically focuses on the healing abilities of the body, as well as teaching the brain how to handle permanent damage caused by the accident. For most brain injury victims, treatment and rehabilitation will be necessary for the reminder of their lives. This can have a devastating effect on the victim; however, they are not alone.
Call Our New York Brain Injury Lawyers
The lawyers at our firm are committed to seeing that accident victims who were injured as a result of another's negligence are not deprived of the medical and financial resources needed to regain control of their lives. We have a successful track record representing brain injury victims, and have recovered millions on behalf of those who have suffered losses in car crashes, workplace accidents and other adverse events. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in New York, contact us today for a FREE, no-obligation review of your claim. You may also call us at 212-736-5300.
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