Did You Know That TBI Can Require Surgery?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common personal injury that occurs when the brain tissue is damaged due to a traumatic force to the head or due to the brain shaking inside the skull. Brain injuries can vary widely from one victim to the next, as some victims have minor symptoms and effects for a few days while other sustain permanent, life-changing damage. Treatment for TBI often involves stabilization of the injury and significant rehabilitative therapy and coping strategies. In some situations, a TBI victims may require surgery.
Surgical procedures following a traumatic brain injury are more often performed to prevent complications from bleeding on the brain or the swelling of the brain. Both bleeding and swelling can cause significantly increased intracranial pressure, which can be life-threatening. Surgeons may remove blood clots, cut away part of the skull to make room for the swelling, and perform similar procedures to protect the brain’s still-healthy tissue. Surgery may also be used to remove any objects that penetrated the brain, to repair skull fractures and prevent any further damage to the brain, to repair blood vessels or nerves, and much more. Brain surgery can be extremely hard on a patient, however, and the recovery time may be extensive. Patients often must miss a significant amount of work if they have to undergo surgery for a TBI.
Common Causes Of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can often result from accidents that are caused by the negligence of another party. Some of the most common forms of negligence that can lead to a TBI can include the following:
- Distracted driving, impaired driving, or other dangerous driving behaviors that lead to a motor vehicle collision;
- Dangerous road conditions that lead to auto accidents;
- Dangerous conditions or obstacles on property that cause slips, trips, or falls;
- Defective or dangerous products that cause falls, explosions, or other accidents;
- Sports injuries due to negligent coaching, failure to provide safety equipment, failure to provide adequate medical attention, and other dangerous behavior; and
- Construction site accidents due to falling objects, heavy machinery, falls, and more.
The above are only some of the many ways that individuals can sustain a serious TBI as a result of another party’s negligence. In such cases, the TBI victim has the right to recover for all of their medical expenses including the costs of any necessary surgeries, lost income while they recover from brain surgery, permanent disabilities they sustained, and much more.
Consult With An Experienced Brain Injury Attorney Regarding Your Case Today
Anyone who has sustained any type of traumatic brain injury in an accident should discuss their legal rights with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Boca Raton as soon as possible. If you missed work, incurred medical expenses, or suffered any other type of losses due to your brain injury, your first call should be to the law office of Lavalle, Brown & Ronan today. We offer free consultations so a member of our skilled legal team can evaluate your situation and advise you of your legal rights and options. Please call today at 888-646-1315 for help.