Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury in San Diego
By Ross Jurewitz
About 1.7 million U.S. residents suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 75% of these injuries are mild, offering a chance of complete or near-complete recovery. The more serious a TBI is, or the more TBIs suffered over time, the more likely it is that permanent disabilities will result.
To help maximize the chances of recovery, the CDC recommends the following care tips:
Avoid suffering another blow to the head, which could cause another TBI. Stay out of sports, workplaces, and other situations where head trauma is likely. Get someone to ?spot? you if you have trouble walking after an injury, as a fall could also cause re-injury.
Rest. Plenty of rest is necessary for the brain to heal itself. Take time off work or school if needed to give your TBI a chance to heal.
Your ability to react to dangers is often decreased after a TBI. Ask your doctor when it?s safe for you to return to driving, work, or other activities that require you to be alert.
Avoid alcohol and any drugs other than those your doctor has prescribed.
See your doctor immediately if you begin vomiting, losing consciousness, suffer severe headaches, or cannot stay awake.
Even mild traumatic brain injuries can leave lingering disabilities, and moderate or serious ones can cause permanent injury or death. At Jurewitz Law Group, our knowledgeable San Diego traumatic brain injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you need after an accident. Call us today at (888) 233-5020 for a free and confidential consultation.
Traumatic Brain Injury Increasing Problem for US Soldiers in Iraq San Diego, CA: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the worst brain injuries to have. The so-called closed-head injury occurs when the skull itself is not compromised, so the injury is to the brain only and is often not readily apparent from the initial brain injury accident...
Brain Trauma Foundation to Sponsor On Line Brain Injury Lectures The Brain Trauma Foundation which promotes current guidelines for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and the intra cranial pressure monitoring of patients who have sustained severe brain injuries, has announced a series of on line lectures dealing with the multiple aspects of brain injury including mild traumatic brain injury, nutrition support in acute brain injury, hypotermia as a treatment following brain damage, current clinical trials following a traumatic brain injury and the development of seizures and epilepsy following a traumatic brain injury...
New brain injury registry to track victims of brain trauma The University of Iowa has launched a brain injury registry to track and study traumatic brain injury, ranging from mild to severe and will include concussions incurred in sporting activities, brain injury from accidents including car accidents and falls and brain injuries sustained by returning military service members...
Traumatic Brain Injury Act Signed into Law Late Monday, the President signed the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act into Law. S. 793, the "Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008," authorizes appropriations and makes changes to the Department of Health and Human Services programs that provide grants for State programs for: tracking and reporting of brain injuries; and brain injury rehabilitation...
Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Long-Term Effects Brain injury is called "the silent epidemic" for a reason. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 5.3 million Americans are living with long-term disabilities because of traumatic brain injuries...
Search Blog Directory:
Related Law Articles
Vioxx Lawsuits Vioxx personal injury suits are a seroius concern for Merck and patietns