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The Long-Term Impact of a TBI

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Nov-2018

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.

Physical Impact

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.

Cognitive Problems

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 free consultation.

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