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The Importance of Follow Up Care After a Traumatic Brain Injury

The Importance of Follow Up Care After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries are prevalent among victims of a variety of incidents, including vehicle accidents. People who suffer from one form of brain damage, mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI, have better results if they receive follow-up treatment, according to a recent research. Keep reading to get the facts and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation.

A Quick Look at the Statistics

Between 2013 and 2015, the UPFRONT research project looked at 1,151 patients of mild traumatic brain injury in European hospitals and trauma centers. According to the study, roughly 30% of individuals who suffered mild TBIs had negative results six months following their injury. Sixty percent of the patients in these 1,151 instances were admitted to the hospital, with 48 percent of those admitted staying for only one day.

Patients who had been admitted to the hospital were usually more seriously injured than those who had not been admitted, and thus received different treatment. Hospital patients, for example, were advised to seek follow-up treatment by their doctors, but trauma center patients were generally only urged to seek follow-up care if they continued to have symptoms.

Patients with mild TBI, regardless of whether or not they were hospitalized, had an average of five symptoms following their injury, according to the study. Non-hospitalized patients reported 46 percent having at least one post-injury complaint or symptom six months after the injury, whereas hospitalized patients reported 61 percent having at least one post-injury symptom.

Patients tended to seek treatment from experts such as neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists for their issues. The researchers found that, even in the case of minor traumatic brain injuries, follow-up treatment is critical and can have a significant influence on a patient's final recovery.

The Truth About the Long-Term Effects of Brain Injury

When a person experiences a brain injury, even if it's a minor one, they may have symptoms for days, weeks, or even months following. A TBI can result from a vehicle, truck, pedestrian, or bike collision, as well as a slip or fall or another sort of mishap. Behavioral changes, headaches, disorientation, dizziness, loss of movement, and even cognitive function loss are all possible symptoms (such as confusion).

A person who has suffered a brain injury as a result of a vehicle accident or another sort of accident may be entitled to compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury and wish to submit a claim to seek monetary compensation for your losses, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you.

The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker assists accident victims in a variety of situations. Our skilled personal injury lawyers will work with you to ensure that you receive the most compensation for your losses. Call 602-340-0030 or email info@larryhparker.com to set up a free first consultation. We never charge a fee unless we are successful in recovering funds for you.

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