The long-term effects of a brain injury can be devastating, and may affect a patient's job, social life and relationships. An individual who suffers a severe brain injury may be left in an unresponsive state and may require long-term rehabilitation to maximize function and independence. Even patients with mild brain injuries may suffering from long-term consequences of a brain injury which can significantly impact their lives.
Disabilities from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Disabilities resulting from a traumatic brain injury depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the patient. Some common disabilities in brain injury patients include problems with cognition (attention, calculation, memory, judgment, insight, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication (language expression and understanding), social function (empathy, capacity for compassion, social awareness) and mental health (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness).
Brain Injury Lawsuits
Brain injury victims who require long-term rehabilitation, surgery or other costly medical procedures may find it difficult to make ends meet. A brain injury lawsuit, however, can help the TBI patient and their loved ones recover the costs of medical procedures and other damages related to their accident. To find out if you can file a lawsuit, fill out the free case evaluation form on the right to contact a brain injury lawyer.