The Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

There are multiple levels of traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity. A traumatic brain injury can result in a variety of different mental and physical symptoms, including but not limited to headaches, nausea, confusion, and light and sound sensitivity. Symptoms can appear shortly after the head trauma occurs, or take several days or weeks to appear.

Traumatic brain injuries impact every victim differently. Following treatment, a person who has suffered from a TBI in the past may continue to experience the effects of their injury. Traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term issues, or symptoms can appear later in life.

Memory Loss and Other Cognitive Issues

It’s possible for a TBI (even if treated) to cause permanent damage to the brain that impacts a victim’s cognitive functionality. A significant long-term effect of a TBI is memory loss. Years after a person recovers from a traumatic brain injury, they may continue to suffer from issues such as confusion, minimized awareness, and periodic losses of consciousness. Additionally, people who have sustained a TBI in the past may have long-term or lifelong complications with learning, concentration, problem-solving, communication, decision-making, and other cognitive functions.

Physical Complications

Damage to the brain does not only cause mental complications. A traumatic brain injury can result in long-term physical issues as well, such as seizures or headaches that persist for months or years following the injury. If nerves are damaged as a result of the trauma, a person could experience sensory limitations (such as a loss of vision, smell, taste, or hearing) or localized paralysis.

Treatment for the Long-Term Effects of a TBI

To address the long-term effects of a TBI, a person may require medication, therapy, or other treatment options. Victims of TBI injuries with long-term issues will incur significant expenses in addition to non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

Your doctor may be able to determine the probability of your injury-causing, long-term issues while you receive initial treatment. If your doctor believes that your TBI will require further treatment in the future, you may be able to recover compensation for that future treatment through an injury claim.

At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients recover the full amount of compensation they deserve. We can evaluate your case to determine the scope of your damages and work toward recovery.

If you or a loved one was injured because of another person’s negligence and is interested in speaking with our legal team, send us a message or call (859) 534-9327 to schedule a free consultation.

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