The Brain Trauma Foundation issued guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury 20 years ago. However, the results of a new study are now questioning those guidelines, saying they might not be as useful as previously thought.
Medical professionals from several agencies in California reviewed data relating to two types of TBI treatments used by physicians: craniotomy and intracranial pressure monitoring. Researchers found “no evidence that compliance with the guidelines regarding these procedures led to lower mortality rates among patients treated for brain injuries in all 14 Los Angeles County trauma centers.” The research team, comprised of professionals from trauma centers throughout the LA region as well as UCLA, USC and the Emergency Medical Services Agency, studied information from procedures performed during 2009 and 2010.
The fact is, treating traumatic brain injury is a very difficult task — regardless of how experienced your medical team may be. There are so many differentiating aspects to each and every injury. Whether your injury was caused during a motor vehicle crash, a construction accident, a slip and fall or any other type of incident, the pain and suffering and life-long effects of your TBI can be frustrating and both financially and emotionally costly.
If you or someone you love has been injured and is suffering from a traumatic brain injury or any other catastrophic injury, contact a personal injury lawyer who will fight for your family. At Lombardi and Lombardi, our attorneys understand the turmoil you are facing and the stress that a TBI can have on the entire family. We will explain your options and fight for maximum compensation when you have been hurt in an accident.
Contact Lombardi and Lombardi today for a free consultation about your TBI or any other personal injury. All cases are taken on contingency; if we don’t win, you don’t pay.