What Costs Come with TBI Recovery?

What Costs Come with TBI Recovery?

Traumatic brain injuries happen frequently throughout the United States and are a leading cause of death. In 2018 there were 223,050 hospitalizations from TBI with 60,611 deaths from TBI in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Breaking down the numbers it is clear how prevalent and devastating TBIs are. Every day there are more than 610 people admitted to the hospital due to a TBI and 166 deaths due to TBI. This data does not even consider all of the TBIs that are treated in other facilities or those that are never treated.

It is possible to survive a TBI and thrive. But, for some, this will require extensive and long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. Paying for all of this medical care is very costly. When your TBI was the result of another person’s negligent actions, then you may have the right to compensation. 

In Mississippi, when a reckless party harms you, you can file a Mississippi personal injury claim to get the compensation you need for your damages. To help you with your claim, Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney with more than 40 years of experience fighting to secure fair, and full settlements on behalf of victims that were harmed by negligence.

How Expensive is TBI Recovery?

What Costs Come with TBI RecoveryThe severity and then the resulting amount of harm of a TBI will be what will determine how much medical care is necessary to go down the path of recovery. Even if full recovery is not possible, there may still be the requirement for medical interventions to support daily activities and some semblance of a quality of life. 

Over a lifetime, it is possible to rack up medical bills as high as $3 million. Medical treatment is very costly and if you need a lot of it to manage a catastrophic brain injury those bills can add up quickly. 

This is why it is essential that you get as much as possible from your Mississippi personal injury claim. Working with a seasoned Jackson brain injury attorney improves your chances of maximum recovery. Your attorney will know how to comprehensively evaluate your damages and calculate a realistic value for the financial losses you must recover. This includes those that are immediate and those that will come about in the future.

There are several different types of medical care that you may require to manage your TBI:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Prescription medications
  • Hospital facility fees
  • Payments to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for their services
  • Surgical procedures
  • Psychological examinations
  • Physical and/or psychiatric therapies
  • Lost wages for being unable to sustain gainful employment
  • Medical equipment
  • Permanent disability expenses
  • Home health care providers
  • Home renovations to accommodate a disability

While this list gives many of the potential costs of a TBI, it is not exhaustive.

Speak with a Jackson TBI Attorney Today

It can be a tremendously challenging task to recover from a TBI and function each day. Doing so can also be incredibly expensive. After a TBI accident, connect with the Jackson personal injury accident attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at (601) 487-0555.