Obviously, anyone who suspects their brain has been injured should receive medical attention as soon as possible.

After a brain injury the medical focus is on preventing further injury.  This is because most often little to nothing can be done to undo the injury.  Doctors will work on maintaining proper oxygen supply to the brain and the rest of the body, maintaining blood flow, and controlling blood pressure to prevent additional injury.

X-rays or CT scans will likely be taken to assess the injury.  Whether your doctor will order an X-ray or a CT scan will depend on serious your injuries.  A concern whenever there is a serious injury is that doctors, being squeezed by healthcare insurers will skimp on care.  Since CT scans are so much more expensive than X-rays, the conservative treatment is to use X-rays.

Middling to more severe brain injuries will seriously life changing and injured patients can expect extensive rehabilitation involving  tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry, psychology/psychiatry, and social support.

Approximately half of severely head-injured patients will need surgery to remove or repair hematomas (ruptured blood vessels) or contusions (bruised brain tissue).

If you think you or someone you know have suffered a brain injury, seek medical help immediately.  Then seek the counsel of experienced brain injury attorneys like those at Reeves, Aiken, & Hightower.  We know how to fight for you and your family in serious brain injury cases.  Compare our credentials to any other law firm. Then call 877-374-5999 or contact us at this link for a private consultation. Don’t worry. We are here for you.