Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries


November 01, 2017

Understanding the True Economic Costs Associated with Brain Injuries – Georgia Attorney Explains

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be some of the most severe injuries associated with car accidents and other catastrophic accidents.  A blow to the head can cause a whole host of symptoms that may be unique to the injured individual.  As such, a traumatic brain injury may be mild for one person, moderate for another, or extremely severe for someone else even if the way in which the injuries were sustained was similar.  It is important for anyone or who has a loved one suffering from a traumatic brain injury, who is suffering from a traumatic brain injury has a good understanding of the financial costs associated with such injuries.

There certainly are some patients who are able to overcome traumatic brain injuries with minimal or temporary damage.  A mild concussion, for example, may cause temporary change in mental status, or headaches, but such symptoms can subside over time.  For many others, traumatic brain injuries continue to be a burden every day, and often result in potentially life-changing consequences that only get worse over time.

The Expensive Nature of Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

It has been estimated that traumatic brain injuries, both directly and indirectly, cost the United States nearly $50 million each year, a significant figure that many people may not be aware of.

A person who suffers from a traumatic brain injury may end up paying nearly $4 million over a lifetime to treat those injuries, which is a massive burden that could make it difficult for a person with a traumatic brain injury to live a normal life, free from excessive medical expenses.  However, traumatic brain injuries involve costly treatment such as imaging (MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, etc.), hospital stays, and rehabilitation, among others.  It is not only doctors’ visits that a traumatic brain injury victim must deal with indefinitely.

If a person with a traumatic brain injury is receiving rehabilitative care at a facility, the cost could be up to $1,000 per day, and the average stay in a rehabilitation facility is approximately 55 days.  Therefore, staying in a rehabilitation facility for nearly two months can cost a person $55,000.  Additionally, patients with traumatic brain injuries who must undergo rehabilitative care will spend a significantly greater amount of money than those who are able to overcome their traumatic brain injuries without it.

Because the financial cost associated with traumatic brain injuries only compounds an already painful and difficult situation, it is imperative that anyone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another person's conduct is aware of what legal options are available.  Individuals who cause others to suffer traumatic brain injuries should be held responsible, especially in situations where an accident was preventable.

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Source: http://www.aboutbraininjury.org/financial-costs-of-brain-injuries/

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