Brain injuries are often hard to treat

On Behalf of | May 5, 2016 | Workplace Injuries

Whether you work in a store, on a construction site or in public service around Bergen, a workplace accident can happen at any time, leaving you severely injured. Here at Parisi & Gerlanc Attorneys at Law, we have seen many injured workers and one of the most difficult to treat injuries that you can suffer is a brain injury.

Without the brain, it is doubtful that we would be able to function. Who we are, our skills, our memories and our personality are determined by the processes within our brain. Additionally, we rely on the brain to tell our bodily systems how to function correctly. Due to the immense job that our brains have, it should not be surprising that scientists know little about it. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, research is still being done to understand the impact of an injury on our brain, which could lead to new treatments and strategies for medical care.

A brain injury often leaves medical professionals with little options. Treatment is limited to observation and methods that are designed to prevent further damage, rather than healing the damage already done. If you were brought in with a traumatic brain injury, the doctors may hook you up to a breathing machine to make sure that you are receiving enough oxygen to your brain, put you through a computed tomography scan and take imaging tests to make sure that you do not have a spinal instability or bone fractures.

As the immediate threat of further damage subsides, then doctors will focus on your treatment for recovery. This may include surgery, physical therapy, psychiatric care, occupational therapy, social support, and language or speech therapy. Even with all of that, however, it should be understood that there is no guarantee you will completely recover from your trauma. For more information on the different types of injuries you can sustain on the job, please visit our web page.