How much compensation do you get for brain injury?

The case value of a traumatic brain injury depends on a number of factors. Damages claimed for a typical brain injury case are almost always over $100,000 and claims in the millions are not uncommon. Awards of these amounts do not mean that you will receive this amount; several expenses must be taken into account.

Is traumatic brain injury a permanent disability?

Moderate to severe TBI can cause permanent physical or mental disability. Because polytrauma is common with moderate to severe TBI, many patients face additional disabilities as a result of other injuries. Even patients who appear to recover fully may have some long-term symptoms that never go away.

What is the life expectancy of someone with a traumatic brain injury?

Despite initial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation services, about 50% of people with TBI will experience further decline in their daily lives or die within 5 years of their injury.

Does TBI worsen over time?

The short answer is yes. Some brain injuries do get worse over time. Secondary brain injuries are complications that arise after the initial injury, such as hematomas or infections. Sometimes these injuries cut off blood circulation to certain portions of the brain, killing neurons.

Are there any support groups for traumatic brain injury?

National Support Groups TryMunity is a non-profit organization increasing awareness and providing support to individuals and families suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) through an online social community for survivors and supporters of shared stories, ideas, suggestions, and words of encouragement.

When does the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana meet?

The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana offers a virtual support group that meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST. Additional virtual groups are offered at various times. For more information and/or to be added to the support group list, please email [email protected].

When does the Brain Injury Association of Delaware meet?

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware offers a virtual support group that meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET. For more information, email [email protected].

Are there support groups for epilepsy in Chattanooga?

The Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West Tennessee has partnered with the Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association to offer statewide weekly virtual support groups including Art Therapy and a Caregiver Group. For more information, please email Lisa Morgan at [email protected] and Rick Hall at [email protected].

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