According to data collected and reported by the CDC, an estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are sustained in the U.S. each year. Ranging from mild to severe, TBIs often result in hospitalization, with many patients experiencing detrimental lasting effects. Fortunately, modern healthcare can improve outcomes for many TBI sufferers. Still, the road to recovery is typically long and challenging. Further, the cost of brain injury rehabilitation can be immense, especially when long-term interventions are required to achieve maximum medical improvement for the patient. In this article, we will explore treatments which may be necessary to help a TBI survivor recover & adapt.
At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, our licensed legal nurse consultants create objective, evidence-based nursing care plans for individuals who have sustained a catastrophic injury. A nursing care plan outlines suggested nursing interventions, associated costs and other pertinent information which can be crucial for assessing financial damages during litigation or settlement negotiations. To learn more about how a nursing care plan or expert witness services from Cardinal LifeCare may benefit your personal injury case, contact us at 724-487-0519.
The Cost of Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Possible Nursing Interventions
The consequences of a TBI can differ greatly from person to person. Life-changing effects may include physical and/or mental disabilities, reduced mobility, personality changes and emotional issues. Depending on the patient’s unique situation, various therapies might be recommended to support them. To ensure that a TBI patient receives the care and treatment they need to attain optimal rehabilitation, a nursing care plan tailored to the individual’s needs and condition is key.
Treatments and assistive care which may be required to support a brain injury patient in their rehabilitation include:
- Speech therapy;
- Treatment from rehabilitation/TBI specialty nurses;
- In-home care;
- Therapy and emotional support;
- Surgeries and ongoing medical care;
- Memory training;
- Physical therapy; and
- Occupational therapy, among others.
Regardless of which interventions are needed, the total cost of brain injury rehabilitation can be tremendously high. This is yet another reason why attorneys consult nursing care specialists in personal injury cases. Included in a nursing care plan are justifications for all suggested nursing interventions, based on the nursing specialist’s evaluation of the patient’s condition, data analysis, the latest research and the applicable standard of care.
Obtain a Comprehensive TBI Nursing Care Plan to Aid Your Case
If you are a lawyer working on a brain injury case, Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can assist by providing a thorough, fact-based nursing care plan. To speak with one of our certified legal nurse consultants and learn more, call 724-487-0519.