Effect of a Brain Injury On a Family Member

Each year in the U.S., approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). NINDS also reports that more than 5 million people in the U.S. need permanent help performing daily activities because of a TBI.Living with a catastrophically injured person changes the lives of the entire family. The injured person may spend months in the hospital and months to years recovering. Severely injured people often require in-home care. Family members must adapt to new roles as caregivers and wage earners as they take on more responsibility within the household. Suddenly, their lives may revolve around doctor’s appointments, providing daily care and fulfilling the needs of their injured loved one.At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., we work hard to demonstrate the need for compensation for the brain injury victim and his or her family. Our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco attorneys understand that caring for an injured family member is overwhelming. Caregivers of TBI victims may experience anxiety, anger and depression.Some of the most devastating effects of TBI on a family are the emotional, behavioral and cognitive impairments many TBI patients suffer. Families may find that their loved one has become a very different person from the one they knew, putting an enormous strain on their relationships. We can create “Day in the Life” presentations to show the toll that living with a brain injury victim takes on the family, as well as how the injury has changed the victim.TBI patients may need medical care and daily personal care for the rest of their lives. Because they require treatments from specialists, the medical bills, and in-home care and rehabilitation costs, can be in the millions of dollars. Physical and cognitive rehabilitative therapy, speech therapy, emotional and behavioral therapy, medical equipment, medications and painkillers, and neurological treatments are just some of the medical expenses they will incur.Our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco attorneys work with life-care planners and economists to calculate the expenses the injury will cause, as well as the needs of the family, in the years to come. We aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for the victim and family.

Effects of a Brain Injury — Representing Families in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose & San Mateo

Please call (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco traumatic brain injury lawyer.

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