Traumatic brain injuries often result in a plethora of symptoms and require a substantial amount of downtime for a survivor to recover as much as the condition allows. Additionally, it is not uncommon for these catastrophic injuries to continue to present health complications as time goes on, some of which can prevent the individual from resuming a normal life. Survivors are also more prone to developing a cognitive degenerative disease as a result of their injury.
The Lingering Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury
It is possible for the brain to recover after an injury, though it greatly depends on the location and severity of the injury. Some parts of the brain cannot recover and, instead, progressively decline, resulting in permanent and debilitating damage. These long-term damages are sometimes referred to as post-concussion syndrome.
Below are some of the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury, which survivors often endure:
- Persistent migraines and headaches
- Sensitivity to noise and light
- Problems with vision
- Seizures and post-traumatic epilepsy
There are also several non-physical issues that can arise due to the long-term complications of a traumatic brain injury. Memory impairment is a particular issue for many traumatic brain injury survivors. Although most are able to experience an improvement after several years, many still suffer from noticeable deficits even after a decade.
Other non-physical effects include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Anxiety and depression
- The inability to manage time
- Aggression and severe mood swings
- Problems concentrating or focusing
As mentioned above, another concern for traumatic brain injury survivors is the possibility of developing a cognitive degenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and dementia.
The Social Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The effects of a traumatic brain injury can also impact survivors on a social level. Survivors often have trouble returning to work and struggle with managing their finances in the aftermath of their injury. Additionally, due to the anxiety, depression, and severe mood swings caused by traumatic brain injuries, survivors are also less likely to partake in the same recreational activities they enjoyed before their injury. Ultimately, the quality of life for traumatic brain injury survivors is substantially reduced and must be taken into account when pursuing compensation.
Contact an Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Today!
If you or a loved one suffered from a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by another party’s reckless actions, reach out to the team at The Law Office of Michael R. Green, PLLC for the exceptional legal assistance you need to receive the compensation you deserve for this life-altering injury. You should not have to bear this burden on your own nor should you have to suffer for another person’s mistakes. We are prepared to be your voice inside or outside of court.
Take the first step toward holding the responsible party liable and reach out to our law firm at (918) 201-1810 to schedule a confidential and free consultation with our trusted traumatic brain injury attorney and discuss what you can do next.