It’s possible that you will spend time in a Michigan hospital after experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It’s also possible that you will need to continue your recovery at home for several weeks or months after you are released. Let’s take a look at what might happen as this process unfolds.
The road to recovery isn’t always a straight path
It’s not uncommon for those who are overcoming a TBI to feel great one day and then feel lousy the next. It’s worth noting that you may feel fine physically while still battling mental health issues in the aftermath of a car crash, fall or other altercation.
Symptoms of a TBI may not always be obvious
One of the long-term symptoms of a TBI is a change in mood. For instance, you may become more pessimistic, feel irritable or display other characteristics that you typically wouldn’t have before experiencing a catastrophic brain injury. It may be in your best interest to keep a journal so that you can monitor any changes to your emotions and potentially link them to a specific incident.
Your quality of life may be permanently altered
There is a chance that you will feel constant back, neck or other types of pain that might make it difficult to engage in activities that you enjoyed before your TBI. Your injuries may also make it harder to sleep, drive or adequately engage in other routine tasks.
If you experience a concussion, brain bleed or any other type of head injury, you may be entitled to compensation. A financial award may help to pay medical bills, recoup lost wages or make up for any other losses that you may incur because of another person’s irresponsible behavior.