One of the most expensive forms of medical care is brain injury treatment and management. When you or a loved one sustains a brain injury, the last thing that you want to consider is the price of all the treatment that is required. The healthiest and least stressful thing is to focus on medical care and not worry about the cost. If the brain injury came as a result of someone else’s negligence, a Queens Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help you regain the financial compensation that you deserve for such an unfortunate event.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Vehicle accidents are the common causes of brain and head injuries. Whether you have a motorcycle, car or truck, severe brain injuries can occur from the poor driving of another motorist at any time. Additionally, even simple slip and fall or hit to the head can result in brain trauma that requires medical attention. Sometimes events that don’t appear harmful on the outside can result in critical injury to the brain.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Even without a large wound, brain injury can be determined. Some of the common signs and symptoms include memory loss, difficulty following instructions, confusion and the loss of speech. If these, or any mental changes result from a head injury it is critical to receive medical attention to prevent more serious conditions from developing. Without immediate attention a person may develop systemic damage, and lose major body functions like balance, strength and coordination. Also, a patient may develop seizures, paralysis, sleep disorders, migraines and headaches.
If the patient receives care fast enough, doctors have many different tactics to prevent further injury, and potentially reduce the effects of the injury. Generally, the doctor determines which areas of the brain are affected and if any swelling has resulted form the injury may use MRI or CT scans. Swelling is particularly dangerous because it can press parts of the brain against the skull to create more symptoms.
In order to pay for all these treatment options, legal recourse is imperative. Medical expenses should be paid for by the person who caused the life changing damage, and shouldn’t become a major cause of stress for the patient.
Contact an Experienced Queens Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
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