Understanding Treatment for a TBI After a Trucking Wreck
Victims who have suffered serious personal injuries after a New Mexico trucking accident may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Also known as a TBI, a traumatic brain injury is a very serious type of personal injury which affects the way that the brain functions. The CDC reports that there are over 2.5 million emergency department visits each year for traumatic brain injuries, with approximately 288,000 visits requiring hospitalization and another 56,800 lists reporting in the death of a patient. Many times this is a wrongful death, as accidents are the most common cause of catastrophic injuries such as a traumatic brain injury. This includes commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, tankers, and semi tractor trailers. Treatment for a TBI after a trucking wreck could take months or even years, sometimes a person’s entire life.
At the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we understand that commercial trucking accidents that cause serious and catastrophic brain injuries needs to be handled by a trained an experienced trucking accident lawyer. This is why our Albuquerque bodily injury law firm has dedicated our practice to helping victims and their families who have been seriously injured or catastrophically harmed by the negligence of other motorists, especially truck drivers. If you or a loved one were seriously injured with a TBI, ask our law firm for a FREE case evaluation to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation today.
Treatment for a TBI After Trucking Wreck in New Mexico
Traumatic brain injuries do not heal like a broken bone or torn muscle. Sometimes they do not even show up on imaging studies like other injuries. Rather, brain injuries can result months or years or treatment, therapy, and medication which may only be attempted to help solve the difficulties that a person is suffering. There are many different treatment options that could work, including the following:
Emergency Treatment: Immediately after the trauma, here are some types of serious treatment options that might be necessary:
- Skull fracture repairs for serious fractures
- Relieving pressure inside of the skull due to bleeding or swelling by making a hole in the skull to drain fluid and relieve pressure or by adding a shunt or drain
- Removing blood clots between the brain and the skull which can cause hematoma and result in serious damage to the skull
Medications: Sometimes medications are the only way to help treat brain injuries and their symptoms, including:
- Stimulants for attention and alertness
- Anti-anxiety medication
- Muscle relaxants, especially to help with tension headaches caused by muscle tightness
- Anti-convulsants or seizure disorder medication
- Blood thinners or anti-coagulants, and
- Other medication for pain.
Therapies: For physical or emotional conditions, including the following:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Job coach
- Cognitive therapy, and
- Other types of therapy.
Were You Injured in a New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck? Ask Our Albuquerque Lawyers for Help
Victims who have suffered catastrophic TBIs due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company should call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., to learn how we can help protect their rights to compensation under New Mexico Law.Call to schedule your FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000.
We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.