Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious damages a person
can sustain. They occur in adults, children, and even infants, all for
different reasons. However, it is the long-term impact that should be
of serious concern for those affected, as well as their loved ones.
Traumatic brain injuries have the ability to cause significant damage to
the individual who sustained the injury, as well as the lasting effects
that can change the way a person develops, as well as the family who may
need to care for the injured individual. Here are some of the long-term
effects that may arise.
The physical effects of a traumatic brain injury vary depending on how
severe the injury actually is. However, when someone sustains a traumatic
brain injury, the more severe injuries may cause the individual to experience
sleep disorders, seizures, difficulty swallowing, or hormonal changes.
Some of the other effects that may be experienced may include physical
paralysis, spasticity, pain, fatigue, loss of bowel control, and more.
These may be lasting, but duration is dependent on how bad the injury is.
Some of the cognitive problems that may be experienced is attention problems,
loss of focus or concentration, memory issues, slow processing, impulsiveness,
or difficulty with executive functions, including planning, rule acquisition, and more.
Hearing, Vision, and Speech
Individuals who sustain a traumatic brain injuries may experience blurred
or loss vision, decreased or loss of hearing, and slurred speech. There
may be sensory and perceptual issues that exist as well, including difficulty
with all five senses and distinguishing touch and pressure.
When a traumatic brain injury is caused by someone’s negligent and
reckless actions, the responsible party should be held accountable for
their actions. This is where our
Austin catastrophic injury lawyers can come in and help you get through this difficult time.
At The Stewart Law Firm, we have the experience, resources, and knowledge
you need to move forward at this difficult time. Trust that we have your
best interests in mind at all times and are dedicated to your needs.
Call us today to discuss your potential case in a