A traumatic brain injury happens because you’ve suffered a severe blow to the head. In your case, the skull either spun too quickly for the brain to turn, or the brain struck the front and back of the skull, resulting in bruising, swelling and other damage.
Mild traumatic brain injuries can cause some temporary dysfunction, while severe injuries can leave people in comas or even lead to death. Torn tissues, bleeding on the brain and other concerns are all problems that may need to be addressed by doctors and surgeons, raising up the cost of your case.
Brain injury care is expensive not only at the early phases but also later on. Early on, tests need to be run. MRIs, CT scans and other tests need to take place to find out how bad the injury really is. After that, a patient may need to be hospitalized; he or she may need ongoing support in learning to walk, talk, eat or perform other common activities. Even those with mild injuries may suffer for weeks, months or years with symptoms like migraines or double vision.
Our website has more information about traumatic brain injuries and the damage they can cause.