Early diagnosis and treatment frequently increases the likelihood of improving skills, alertness and attention of the person with a traumatic brain injury. Professionals will focus on improving orientation to person, place, time and situation and stimulating speech and understanding. Therapists can provide exercises in situations where speech or swallowing is difficult.
Longer term rehabilitation can take place on an individual or group basis depending on the needs of the individual with the traumatic brain injury . The goals of rehabilitation are to help an individual progress to the point where he or she is performing at the highest level of independent function possible. For some, it may mean attempting to learn to express simple needs, while for others, the goal may be to express their needs by pointing to pictures. The goals of rehabilitation and the methodologies employed are literally infinite and depend to a large degree on the needs of the patient and the skill of the professional. One thing is certain, that early and aggressive diagnosis and treatment will improve the likelihood of reaching maximum medical improvement as quickly as possible. Additionally, locating an attorney you can trust that has the knowledge of the function of the brain and the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury is extremely important. The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have had literally hundreds of cases involving traumatic brain injury. Accordingly, if you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury, call the law offices of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. and ask to speak to partners Ira Sherman or Joseph Cammarata for a free consultation.