I was injured in an accident and have a TBI, can a North Carolina personal injury attorney explain what medical treatments can be covered in a settlement?
Many accident victims, and many times their family members, have this question. Adjusting to life after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a severe adjustment, or one that grows more challenging slowly over time. Our TBI injury attorneys in Raleigh handle cases for accident survivors who have experienced head or spinal trauma, soft tissue damage, or other cranial injuries. These are unique accident cases with respect to medical treatments available to restore and repair the sensitive tissues in the brain.
Our Raleigh TBI injury attorneys created an outline of just a few new medical treatments and brain injury therapies accident survivors can discuss with their doctors. Personal injury settlements are calculated and negotiated based on multiple factors: Existing healthcare costs, future healthcare costs, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. The circumstances of every North Carolina accident are unique, and what you are entitled to may be affected by factors not addressed here. You can schedule a free case evaluation with our TBI injury attorneys.
Whether you have suffered a head injury as a result of medical malpractice or in a bicycle, horse riding, sports, car, or motorcycle accident, here are new medical treatments for those living with traumatic brain injuries:
- Light therapy. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine released a new study that shows 50% of individuals living with brain injuries suffer sleep problems, which may cause issues with healing. Light therapy, the same type of method used to help treat individuals with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), may be found useful in developing healthier sleep patterns for TBI victims.
- Nanotechnologies. In 2013, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) received a multi-million dollar grant to research and develop nanotechnology treatments for TBI victims. The silicon-based treatments will be injected into the bloodstream and help heal tissues from the inside.
- Cooling down. The US Army announced funding for TBI research in 2013 focused on cooling headsets, which have proven to reduce seizures that are symptomatic of concussions and brain injuries. The Army Times reported, "After a brain injury, brain cells break down and become toxic to the cells around them, a process that is slowed by cooler temperatures."
Read about another developing technology our TBI injury attorneys blogged about called magnetotoencephalography.