Brain Injury Prognosis

An estimated fifty percent of patients with traumatic brain injury go through more decline in their cognition within five years of sustaining injury.

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Brain Injury Prognosis

Prompt medical attention is essential for both traumatic and acquired brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury stems from any knock or bump to your head and is most often caused by car accidents or sporting injuries. Acquired brain injuries, on the other hand, are a net term for any injuries from birth until death. These are most commonly caused by internal complications such as strokes. TBIs are constantly on the rise and are prevalent yet life-threatening injuries. Time is of the essence in getting a prognosis for your injury.

I’ve seen clients who suffered brain injury struggle to talk and put on their clothes. The most mundane daily activities become a mountain that brain injury victims have to hike daily. The high level of care for a brain-injured person became a financial burden to the victim and their family.

What Happens Immediately After the Injury Occurs?

When a person is placed in a hospital following a head injury, they will need to be stabilized and monitored 24/7. This will help you ensure your essential functions, such as breathing and swallowing, are taken care of.

If the injury is specific, you may even require brain surgery. This will be quickly initiated because time is crucial in any brain injury. It is also too important to recognize that not only do severe brain injuries require surgery; instead, the requirement for surgeries varies.

Most patients with brain injuries will stay in an intensive care unit until they are stable enough to survive on their own with no problems.

Predictors for Brain Injury Prognoses

When seeking medical attention, the medical professional will refer to these indicators for a prognosis of your injury. Every injury and patient differs. Some of these indicators include:

  • Age: Generally, a recovery prognosis will decline with increasing age.
  • Glasgow Coma Scale: This allows medical professionals to assess coma and consciousness for brain injuries.
  • Location of Injury: The location of the brain injury will determine what functions may be impaired. Every part of the brain serves a different function.
  • Time Spent in Coma: Your time spent in a coma can affect your consciousness or amnesia. This may affect the overall recovery time.


Recovery Period for Brain Injuries

The brain’s automatic reaction is to repair itself and heal itself. However, this depends on how severe your brain injury is. The brain will attempt to heal itself by mending the bruises and reducing any swelling that may have occurred. Any damaged brain cells will begin to function again within a few weeks.

Physical rehabilitation is very common following brain injuries. Physical therapy helps your brain retain any neurons that may have been damaged or lost in the injury and will help with physical skills.

Prognosis is never a straightforward determiner and is dependent on the patient. Even though TBIs are a leading cause of death or permanent disability, it is not guaranteed that a person who suffers from TBIs will experience either of these.

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Back Injury From Car Accident

Common injuries from car accidents include soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains and spine injuries such as fractures and herniated discs.

What is the average settlement for a back injury in a car accident?

The average settlement for a back injury in a car accident ranges from $11,000 to over $1 million depending on four factors: 1) Was the injury soft tissue? If yes, the average settlement is $12,000; 2) Was there a spine injury? If yes, the average settlement is $70,000; 3) Was or is surgery required? If yes, the average settlement is $275,000, 4) Is there a permanent disability? If yes, the average settlement can exceed $1 million.

What causes most semi-truck accidents?

The number cause of semi-truck accidents is driver fatigue; a driver cannot legally drive more than 12 hours per day in 24 hour period.

Tractor Trailer Injury Lawsuit

If a tractor trailer seriously injures a victim, an injury lawsuit often results in a money settlement exceeding $1 million.

Rear-end collision settlements California

Unless there is a serious injury, the average settlement for a minor rear-end collision is $12,000 to $22,000. The average rear-end collision settlement resulting in serious injury is $60,000 to $25,000.

What is eggshell plaintiff theory?

The Eggshell Skull doctrine is a common law rule that makes a negligent defendant liable for a plaintiff’s unforeseeable injury because of the plaintiff’s preexisting fragile health condition.

What are common back injuries from car accident?

After a car accident, common back injuries include soft tissue bruises, torn muscles, sprains at the lumbar spine area, lumbar strains, fractures, herniated discs, and disc bulges.

Car Accident Spine Injury

A car accident may cause a serious spine injury when a victim was rear-ended. Spine injury settlement amounts depend on the severity of the spine injury and medical bills.

Brain Injury Prognosis

An estimated fifty percent of patients with traumatic brain injury go through more decline in their cognition within five years of sustaining injury.

How much should I settle for a herniated disc?

A herniated disk is a serious injury that causes lifetime pain if left medically untreated. Because a herniated disc is a big deal, the average settlement is $80,000 to $280,000, depending on if there was surgery.

Sex with Teacher

For years, students, teachers, and lecturers have entered into romantic relationships and dated, despite the risks. In fact, ‘dating my teacher’ is one of the Google searches with millions of results online. However, minor student sex with the teacher often ends up in the minor suing the teacher and winning over $1 million in damages.

Teacher Has Sex with Students

The modern meme for teachers having sex with their students is sex teachers (sex-ed teachers). Teachers having sex with students is uncommon. Students who had sex with their teachers won millions of dollars in lawsuits. 
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