What should a parent or spouse do after a TBI?
If someone in your family has been injured and has what you think could be a traumatic brain injury, the most important thing to do first is to be a careful monitor. Watch for lingering and ongoing signs of injury. This includes emotional interactions, cognitive thinking skills, and even physical abnormalities. Get yourself or your family member back into medical care, if it is now two, three, four or five days and there are still symptoms. In more severe cases, some people are still in the hospital.
In that case, getting a very good medical treatment team as well as a good legal team is critical. These are complicated, difficult cases. There are many steps that need to be taken early. Lawyers and therapists that specialize in working with traumatic brain injury cases are really important in getting the right outcome.