It is hard to imagine being perfectly healthy one minute and struggling to do the things you love the next, but that’s what happens to those who suffer from brain injuries. People who suffer from brain injuries may have difficulties with speaking, their memories or other aspects of their health.
There are many kinds of brain injuries that could impact you. These include:
- Edema (swelling on the brain)
- Skull fractures
- Diffuse axonal injuries
No matter what kind of injury you’ve suffered, the most important thing is to seek medical care. Early treatment of head and brain injuries can help reduce the complications that can arise from failing to treat them and the swelling they produce.
You should know that it’s difficult to know how serious a head injury is by looking at it alone. You may need to have several tests including:
- CT scans
- MRI scans
and potentially others, depending on your health at the time of your hospital visit.
The consequences of brain injuries vary, but for many people, there are lasting effects that will remain for years to come. Treatment may be needed for the foreseeable future, and medical costs can add up.
This is why it’s important to make a claim after you’re involved in an accident that leads to a brain injury. The person or people who are responsible for your injuries should cover the cost of your medical care and treatment moving forward. At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we can help you start a claim, so you can focus on your health instead of your finances.