How Long Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Last?
Chris Finney, Trial Attorney
Brain injuries are permanent injuries. If you talk to neurologists that are leading the field for brain injury, concussive brain injury, traumatic brain injury, they’ll tell you to consider brain injury, traumatic brain injury, as a disease process because it’s going to get progressively worse over time.
Brain Function After A Brain Injury
Remember, there is brain cell death when you suffer a brain injury. Those cells do not regenerate, that’s permanent. Once those cells die they’re gone. And so, as you get older your reserve capacity, the ability to adapt and change and handle more damage or what have you, to your brain is less because you have less brain cells.
This is a disease process and it creates a whole host of different issues like a chemical cascade issue. This is when you have an injury in the brain that leaks out chemicals that shouldn’t be leaked. This can cause very, very serious injuries and debilitating issues.
Thinking About The Future After A Brain Injury
It also raises the point of why we look into getting life care plans for people who have suffered a brain injury. You need a lawyer who knows a qualified doctor who knows what these injuries can do, that’s up to date on the literature and then can put together a plan for this injured person, for this survivor. And who knows what the injured person is going need to get them back to as good as they could have been before now, as they were before. The reality is a TBI survivor is never going be the same. But, a life care plan will help us know what they need so that their family is taken care of, they’re taken care of, and their needs are met.
Brain Injury Attorney You Can Trust
Finney Injury Law attorneys put their heart and soul into every case, focusing on finding practical legal, financial, and health-care solutions for the brain-injured client and his or her family. We look at each traumatic brain injury case on its own merits, giving you the best chance of getting full and fair financial compensation for your severe traumatic brain damage. To speak with an experienced brain damage attorney, contact Finney Injury Law now, 314-293-4222.