What is the Prognosis of a TBI?
While someone may make a full recovery after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion, moderate to severe TBIs pose more obstacles for victims when it comes to recovery. The long-term, adverse effects of a TBI can be significant and lead to a lifetime of physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Here's what you need to know.
TBI's by the Numbers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the following data from the TBI Model Systems (TBIMS) National Database, which conducted extensive studies of patients with moderate to severe TBIs. The study found that within five years of sustaining a TBI:
- 22% of patients died.
- 30% of patients became worse.
- 22% of patients stayed the same.
- 26% of patients had improvement.
Those needing inpatient rehabilitation were among the most severely injured and made up less than 10% of all persons hospitalized with a TBI.
The Long-Term Challenges of a TBI
Living with a traumatic brain injury can mean many secondary complications such as:
- Coma or minimally conscious state
- Brain death
- Blood vessel damage
- Chronic headaches
- Facial paralysis/losing sensation in the face
- Vision problems
- Issues with swallowing
- Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
- Loss of hearing
- Mood swings
Traumatic brain injuries have also been linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
After a Sustaining a Brain Injury, We Are Here to Help you Seek Justice.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury is a scary experience, especially when unsure where to turn for help. However, if your TBI was caused by the careless actions of another party, Grewal Law PLLC is here to help you seek justice and make them accountable for their actions.
Our team of attorneys will protect your rights and fight to ensure you receive the best possible outcome so that you can move on with your life.
Call Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a consultation to learn more.