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    Angry Traumatic Brain Injury, Back, Neck and WC and Possible SSDI

    The injury occurred, by a fall 8-12 feet landing on the cement floor. No idea how long he was out, someone found him. No paramedics were called, he was driven to a clinic and left in a room for an hour. When I got to him, there was a very visible lump on his head, he was in massive pain and shaken. Finally, we were told to go to the emergency room, once there, a CT Scan showed, fractured head and he was transferred to a Trauma Hospital and admitted to the ICU. Along with the fractured skull, he has bleed on the brain, bruised brain, Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Temporal Lobe and Occipital Lobe, a fractured L5 and bulging of disk in the neck. They are saying his neck and back were injured before. He's never had an injury to either. He has memory loss (from day of accident to now, he forgets things from one day to the next), agitated, massive migraines, we can't sleep together, as he isn't comfortable unless he's half way sitting/sleeping in the recliner. Needless to say, this is taking a toll on our marriage, because there is no husband/wife relationship, as he isn't interested.

    We're having a hard time getting him medicine and into Drs. because wc is taking their time. The Neuro he's been seeing wants him to see a Primary Care Dr and others. In all of this, we've also lost our insurance, because he is being paid through wc and not is work.

    We have obtained an attorney, we aren't sure what else to do. No idea when and if he'll be able to return to work. We've made an appointment to apply for SSDI, as he was the only one working and we have a family.

    Anyone have advice for me, I'm drowning here and emotionally, physically and mentally spent.

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    Default Re: Traumatic Brain Injury, Back, Neck and WC and Possible SSDI

    Quote Quoting HisWife View Post
    The injury occurred, by a fall 8-12 feet landing on the cement floor. No idea how long he was out, someone found him. No paramedics were called, he was driven to a clinic and left in a room for an hour. When I got to him, there was a very visible lump on his head, he was in massive pain and shaken. Finally, we were told to go to the emergency room, once there, a CT Scan showed, fractured head and he was transferred to a Trauma Hospital and admitted to the ICU. Along with the fractured skull, he has bleed on the brain, bruised brain, Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Temporal Lobe and Occipital Lobe, a fractured L5 and bulging of disk in the neck. They are saying his neck and back were injured before. He's never had an injury to either. He has memory loss (from day of accident to now, he forgets things from one day to the next), agitated, massive migraines, we can't sleep together, as he isn't comfortable unless he's half way sitting/sleeping in the recliner. Needless to say, this is taking a toll on our marriage, because there is no husband/wife relationship, as he isn't interested.

    We're having a hard time getting him medicine and into Drs. because wc is taking their time. The Neuro he's been seeing wants him to see a Primary Care Dr and others. In all of this, we've also lost our insurance, because he is being paid through wc and not is work.

    We have obtained an attorney, we aren't sure what else to do. No idea when and if he'll be able to return to work. We've made an appointment to apply for SSDI, as he was the only one working and we have a family.

    Anyone have advice for me, I'm drowning here and emotionally, physically and mentally spent.
    Oh my....Your in for a long road....There are a few of us survivors here... The brain needs to heal...Sleep is number one thing...Don't push it, DONT RUSH it......You will need lots of Drs eventually and much testing... If he has been off for a year, the proses goes swiftly( for me it did)...Drop me a PM if you have questions...I do not like to talk about it on this board...There are places for TBI'ers and support groups for you on line....Use them.....
    Im in well over 8 years...I would not wish this on anyone....My career ended the day of the accident!

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    Default Re: Traumatic Brain Injury, Back, Neck and WC and Possible SSDI

    kneebow here,

    I really hope the attorney you chose is one that is specializes in workers comp claims.

    It does make a huge difference.

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