Recovery from a Brain Injury
Recovery from a traumatic brain injury can be a slow and frustrating process. The pace and extent of recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), however, varies based on the brain injury and the individual. Typically recovery from brain injuries occurs anywhere between six months to a year after the trauma, but the pace and extent of recovery may be improved through rehabilitation. Rehabilitation centers provide specialists who work closely with the patient to help him or her recover some of the functions he or she has lost. The team of specialists usually includes neurologists, psychologists and occupational, speech and physical therapists.
Costs Associated with Brain Injury
Costs for brain injury vary depending on the severity of the injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that direct medical costs and indirect costs (such as lost productivity) resulting from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) totaled over $60 billion in the United States in 2000. Further, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations has risen between 2002 to 2006 as well as TBI-related deaths. Therefore, it is safe to assume that the $60 billion estimate has risen within the last several years.
The costs associated with brain injuries on an individual level are hefty and go up substantially based on the severity of the injury. The cost of a severe head injury is approximately $3 million, a moderate injury is $941,000 and a mild injury is $85,000. Through these estimations, it is clear that brain injury victims and their families face substantial costs, and need the help of a skilled attorney to obtain compensation for reimbursement as well as additional compensation for pain and suffering for any injuries negligently inflicted.
Contact York Law Firm
Wendy York and her team of legal professionals have the skill and motivation to get you the compensation that you deserve. If you believe you or someone you love is entitled to compensation, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with one of our brain injury attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom, Fairfield and the Bay Area.