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What is the result of a severe brain injury?

There are many types of brain injury, some of which are more serious than others. For example, a concussion can typically be treated in an effective manner. Soon enough, as long as you follow doctor's orders, you can put this in the past.

Unfortunately, there are other brain injuries that are much more serious. When a person suffers a severe brain injury, such as the result of a penetrating wound or blow to the head, brain tissue can be damaged.

Since this is life threatening, it's imperative for the injured party to receive immediate attention. From there, a qualified medical team can decide what to do next. For example, a severe injury is often treated with surgery, long-term hospitalization, and follow-up rehab.

While not always the case, this type of brain injury often means that people are unable to return to their pre-injury status. Instead, they need to adjust their life in order to deal with the injury and how it has changed their body.

There is no way of knowing the exact result of a severe brain injury since each situation is unique. However, it's important to realize that this is a serious situation that must be dealt with in a serious manner.

If a loved one has suffered this type of injury, make sure he or she is receiving the best possible treatment. This is something that will probably last well into the future. Furthermore, don't hesitate to learn more about the accident and whether or not a third party can be held responsible.

Source: Brain Injury Alliance, "Types and Levels of Brain Injury," accessed Aug. 02, 2016

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