How to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

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Treatment for traumatic brain injury will differ depending on the severity of the injury. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe, and those who believe they have suffered a traumatic brain injury should visit a doctor as soon as they experience symptoms to avoid a delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

Depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury, a medical practitioner will prescribe different treatment.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Most cases of mild traumatic brain injury require no treatment other than rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. Mild traumatic brain injury victims should be closely monitored at home for any persistent or worsening symptoms. It’s also a good idea for the victim to schedule follow-up doctor appointments to ensure they are recovering properly. The doctor will let the victim know when they are able to return to work, school, or recreational activities.

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries require more intensive treatment. If the injury is severe enough, a medical practitioner may recommend surgery to relieve pressure on the victim’s brain. Additionally, the victim may be prescribed the following medications:

  • Sedatives

  • Pain relievers

  • Diuretics

  • Anti-seizure medication

  • Coma-inducing medication

Most people who suffer a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury will require ongoing rehabilitation. The goal of rehabilitation is to help the victim relearn basic skills, such as walking or talking, and to improve their ability to perform daily activities.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, your life may be forever altered. You shouldn’t have to pay for another’s negligence with your health and well-being. At Scarlett Law Group, we can help you recover compensation for your sudden, unexpected medical bills and lost wages. We have recovered millions for traumatic brain injury victims across the state.

Contact Scarlett Law Group at (415) 688-2176 to learn how we can help you.

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