The time after suffering a catastrophic brain injury is never easy. Serious brain injuries not only result in countless side effects but also extensive medical bills. If you recently suffered a catastrophic brain injury, you might be wondering how much you will have to pay in medical expenses and treatments. Our San Francisco brain injury attorneys break it down for you below.
Brain Injury Medical Expenses
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the total economic cost of traumatic brain injuries, including direct and indirect medical costs, was approximately $76.5 billion in 2010. These findings show that the medical costs for an individual suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. Most suffering brain injuries need emergency hospital visits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and ongoing long-term medical care. These medical services quickly pile up – resulting in an overwhelming amount of medical debt.
According to the University of Alabama, “the lifetime health care costs associated with treating an individual’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range from $85,000 to more than $3 million, depending on the severity of the injury.”
Can I Seek Compensation After Suffering a Brain Injury?
Yes, you can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering after sustaining a brain injury caused by another person’s negligent behavior. If you suffered a brain injury because of another person’s careless behavior, you are entitled to seek the compensation you deserve. Our team at Scarlett Law Group has secured billions of dollars on behalf of clients who have suffered injuries due to another person’s recklessness. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you too. You don’t have to go through this challenging time alone; let our team guide you through the process.