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Rehabbing a traumatic brain injury

For most of the clients that we here Cok Kinzler PLLP assist whose lives have been affected by a traumatic brain injury, their injuries (or those of their loved ones) are more mild in nature. The good news is that if you or a family member suffer such an injury, there is the potential for recovery (to a certain extent). The bad news is that you still could be facing enormous rehabilitation costs.

Even cases of mild TBI can result in cognitive deficits that need to be overcome through treatment. The Brain Injury Association of America identifies three types of such rehabilitative treatment: 

  • Acute rehabilitation: This is the treatment delivered in the immediate wake of the injury. It typically refers to services performed in a hospital inpatient or emergency setting, where doctors will assess the extent of yours or your loved one's injury and, if necessary, begin working towards resuming the activities od daily living. 
  • Post acute rehabilitation: This type of rehabilitation is a more intensive form of therapy designed to be delivered once you or your loved one have completed the acute stage. Its purpose is to help supplement the body's natural healing processes and to teach how to compensate for any deficits a TBI has caused. It can be delivered in a rehabilitation center or in your own home. 
  • Subacute rehabilitation: Subacute care is available if you or your family member are progressing but are not yet ready for intensive therapy.

You can probably guess that the types of rehabilitation can be cost (ranging between $85,000-$3 million in lifetime costs, according to some estimates). This information may influence your decision to seek compensation following yours or your loved one's injury. 

More information on dealing with the effects of a brain injury can be found here on our site. 

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