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Can Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Get Worse Over Time?

The Long-Term Consequences of a TBI

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can pose lifelong complications for victims. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly 50% of people with a TBI will see a decline in daily life or die within five years of their injury. While these statistics are not promising, there are some things people can do to mitigate their health risks despite a TBI.

How to Prevent a TBI from Worsening

It’s critical to tend to a TBI immediately after the injury has occurred. Here are some treatments doctors may use to help prevent further inflammation or damage to the brain.


Medications may be necessary to limit secondary damage, such as diuretics to reduce fluid in tissues, anti-seizure drugs to limit seizures, and coma-inducing medications for relief of pressure in the brain.


Surgery may be necessary to prevent further damage to brain tissues such as removing clotted blood, stop bleeding in the brain, repair skull fractures, and relieve pressure in the skull.


People with a TBI must often undergo multiple types of rehabilitation therapies. Should they have difficulty walking, talking, or other challenges, these rehabilitation professionals may be needed:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech and language pathologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Social worker
  • Vocational counselor

Common Causes of a TBI

A traumatic brain injury happens when someone sustains a blow to the head, which causes the brain to collide with the skull's inner wall. Damage can occur to brain tissue and blood vessels. Bruising and bleeding around the brain is also a common characteristic of a TBI. The most common reasons why TBIs occur include:

  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Being struck by or colliding with an object
  • Blast explosions

Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury? We Are Here to Help.

Sustaining a TBI can be a harrowing ordeal, and facing long-term challenges can make it that much harder to cope with. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. Let us help recover the money you deserve.

TBI cases are complex. However, our skilled personal injury lawyers have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and know the tactics they use to deny claims or dole out less-than-deserving settlements. We’ll fight back to hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions and secure your future care.

Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C.. today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.