A brain injury is not the same injury in an elderly person as it is in a child or young adult, according to a recent collection of papers published in NeuroRehabilitation: an Interdisciplinary Journal. Researchers suggest that the diagnosis, management, and treatment of traumatic brain injury in older people is different than it is in younger people and that more research needs to be done to determine how best to diagnose, manage and treat older people who suffer these serious injuries.

What You Can Do Even without Full Information

While the problem may have been identified, the solutions are not yet known. Accordingly, if your loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is important to:

  • Talk to her doctor about her individual risks, symptoms to watch for, treatments that might be helpful, and prognosis.
  • Talk to an experienced Louisville brain injury lawyer about your loved one’s possible legal and financial recovery.

The elderly person who got hurt may be your spouse, your parent, or your sibling. He is counting on you to do the right thing and to help him recover physically, financially, and emotionally.

The Burden Doesn’t Have to Be All on You

It can be hard to know what to do and how to protect your loved one’s rights. Accordingly, we encourage you to contact one of our experienced Kentucky brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation about your loved one’s rights and possible recovery. For more information, please contact us via this website or directly at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942.

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