The long-term effects of traumatic brain injury are many and varied. They can result in conditions that will impact you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives. On this page, we will try to answer your questions about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and about how its long-term effects can affect your health and legal options.
What You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Each case of traumatic brain injury will be different. However, it is important to know what to look for. Read on to find out more.
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Symptoms of TBI
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injury is a type of head injury that “disrupts the normal function of the brain.” This definition encompasses everything from mild cases to severe injuries with lasting impact. In order to receive the treatment you need after an accident, it is important to look out for the following symptoms and report them to your doctor.
- Difficulty thinking, remembering, and concentrating
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased anxiety or depression
These symptoms could indicate that you have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion. However, in severe injury cases, you may also exhibit slurred speech, disorientation, a headache that continues to worsen, seizures, and loss of consciousness. If you or your loved one are experiencing these severe symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Causes of TBI
Traumatic brain injury occurs when you suffer a hard blow to the head or body or when an object penetrates your brain tissue. Common causes include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and physical assaults. When someone’s negligence causes these situations, then you may be entitled to a substantial financial recovery to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning potential, pain and suffering, and other effects that result from your TBI.
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Treatments for TBI
According to the Mayo Clinic, treatments for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries include medical, surgical, and therapeutic options.
Your doctors may prescribe medications that reduce further injury to your brain. In some cases, they may even induce a temporary coma using medication. Surgically, they may need to operate on blood clots or active bleeding in the brain. Surgeries can also repair broken parts of the skull or relieve pressure on the brain.
After regaining consciousness, people who have experienced moderate to severe brain injury will likely need rehabilitative therapies, as well. Physical, speech, and occupational therapists can help you or your loved one begin to regain their abilities after an accident.
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Complications of TBI
In moderate to severe TBI cases, complications can arise that lead to long-term conditions. According to the CDC’s information on severe traumatic brain injuries, the long-term effects of TBI can impact your ability to think, move, and feel. Sufferers may have permanent or long-term changes to their senses. These can include altered vision, hearing, and touch. People who suffer from TBIs may struggle with remembering or maintaining focus; their emotions and personality can even change.
Ultimately, TBI can have a long-term impact on a person’s ability to perform daily tasks, maintain work, and enjoy life. It can even result in reduced lifespan or death.
How Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Can Help You After a TBI
After you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, a personal injury attorney from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can guide you through your options for pursuing compensation for your injuries and economic damages. This can help you pay for your medical bills immediately after the accident, as well as the ongoing care you need. You may also qualify for compensation for your lost wages and earning potential, as well as your pain and suffering.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we have helped clients suffering from brain damage recover millions of dollars for their damages and in one particular case, we recovered $50 million dollars in compensation for our client. Our lawyers have an established record of fighting for the rights of injury victims since 1989.
If your traumatic brain injury was preventable, we can help. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929 for a free consultation regarding your rights to fair and just compensation for each and every type of damage you sustained. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee unless you recover compensation. Don’t delay however since there are deadlines that limit your rights to recovery. If you fail to file your claim by the deadline, you may be forever prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are standing by to hear from you.