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What treatments and medications are given after TN brain trauma?

Any kind of accident that happens in Tennessee can lead to brain trauma. It could happen at work or at home. It can occur as a pedestrian, a bicyclist or a motorist. It might be due to the negligence of another or it could simply happen as a matter of circumstance and bad luck. Understanding treatments and medications is an important part of a person's rehabilitation and recovery as the potential financial costs cannot be ignored. This is true even if the symptoms result in the brain injury being classified as mild.

Often, a mild brain injury doesn't require a significant amount of intensive treatment. As with any head injury, the person must be watched to make sure their condition isn't worsening. Medical professionals will be tasked with deciding when the person is ready to return to normal activities. That care will focus on a person's oxygen levels, blood supply and blood pressure as well as steps to preventing more injuries to the head and neck.

Medicines that doctors will provide include drugs to prevent seizures, diuretics and perhaps even drugs to induce a coma. Diuretics are to prevent fluid buildup in the victim's tissues. These will also raise the amount of urine that is excreted. The drugs to prevent seizures will, obviously, try to keep the victim from experienced seizures since these issues can be dangerous. With the coma-inducing drugs, there might be swelling in the brain or it will need a lesser amount of oxygen to function while injured.

A head injury and its aftermath can be frightening for the person who suffered the injury and his or her family. This is just a broad based view of what initial treatments and medications will be provided to keep the chances of long-term damage at a minimum. What goes without saying is how brain trauma can affect a person's ability to work and be a normal functioning member of society. It can lead to a great deal of costs and leave a family wondering how they're going to move forward. This is why, after an accident with a brain injury, it's important to speak to a legal advocate to protect one's rights to pursue litigation.

Source: mayoclinic.org, "Treatments and Drugs," accessed on Mar. 31, 2015

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