Long-Term Costs of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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October 9, 2014 | Brain Injuries |

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A recent article from Bloomberg News took an in-depth look at a truck accident that resulted in the death of one woman and serious injuries to her two teenage sons. One of her sons sustained fractures to the pelvis and eye socket from which he ultimately recovered. Her other son, whose skull was crushed, suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Long-Term Effects

The long-term effects of his TBI are numerous and include the following:

  • He needs a wheelchair and has serious deficiencies in coordination and balance.
  • He went from being a top student and avid reader to having difficulty speaking and processing new information.
  • He has problems enunciating and finding words.
  • He can’t see out of one eye, and only has vision in half of his other eye.
  • He requires a lot of care from his father and currently lives in a home with extensive (and expensive) modifications for his disabilities.
  • The ongoing care he needs includes regular therapy and rehabilitation.

It’s unclear how much he’ll be able to further recover. With constant care, he has shown improvements in the years since the accident occurred but will likely always have some disabilities or impairments in functioning.

Numerous Ongoing Costs

The costs of a brain injury are often numerous and can extend well beyond the initial medical treatments, which in this case included surgeries, long hospital stays, and a period of time spent in a medically-induced coma. Brain injuries negatively impact people’s quality of life as well as their academic and work prospects. The long-term effects also include costly lifestyle changes.

Contact a Brain Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have suffered brain damage as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Brain Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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