Injuries occur across the United States and in Delaware on a regular basis due to unfortunate accidents or poor judgment. When an accident results in traumatic brain injuries, it can completely change the way of life for the victim and his or her family. One family in another state has been helping their son work through the recovery process regarding his own injury that he suffered earlier this year.
According to the 17-year-old boy’s mother, he lived a full life prior to his injury. Not only is he an uncle to a sister’s new baby, but he played on both his football and basketball high school teams. Earlier this year, he was riding in the bed of a pickup truck and suffered a serious injury after falling out of it.
Since the injury, he has had brain surgery to help him recover. After the brain surgery, he was in a coma for more than a month. To add to his brain trauma, he also suffered a stroke following the surgery. He currently still resides in rehab as they work daily to encourage relearning to be mobile, talk and eat.
As in this boy’s case, traumatic brain injuries can result in a long process of medical treatment and rehabilitation. In some cases, victims may require assistance for basic bodily functions for the rest of their life. Despite the necessity, it can be overwhelming for a family to process how to manage a loved one’s care and their ability to afford it. In some circumstances, Delaware personal injury attorneys can explain the possibility of filing a lawsuit in civil court when it appears another person’s negligent actions may have caused the injuries. In specific circumstances, parties found negligent may be held financially responsible for the financial damages resulting from the injuries suffered.
Source: khon2.com, “Laulima: Family stays positive as teen recovers from traumatic brain injury”, Kathy Muneno, Dec. 11, 2017