Acute Treatment for TBI after a California Accident
The treatment of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally done in 3 stages: acute, sub-acute and chronic treatment. In acute treatment of a TBI the goal is to save the individual’s life.
When an accident causes severe damage to the brain, emergency personnel will do everything possible to keep the injured individual’s blood circulating, along with keeping airways open to prevent oxygen deprivation. In some cases it may become necessary to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Acute treatment also means stabilizing the patient, which is typically done in the emergency room. Body fluid levels are maintained and doctors will work to ensure that the individual doesn’t suffer additional complications or develop an infection.
Sometimes a traumatic brain injury will require emergency surgery. There may be other types of treatment that are necessary in the days, weeks or even months following a TBI. However the primary goal of acute treatment is keeping the patient alive and stabilized.
After that is accomplished, TBI treatment can then move on to the sub-acute stage, which involves beginning rehabilitation in order for the patient to be able to re-enter their community and finally, the chronic stage, which addresses the long-term rehabilitation and damage of the TBI.
When someone else’s negligence causes you to suffer a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible to file a California personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in the California area please call us immediately for a FREE evaluation – (310)-774-4500.