Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and while the many only suffer temporary symptoms, the effects of a traumatic brain injury can and often do last much longer than a brief hospital stay.
Understanding the effects of a traumatic brain injury, both in the short term and the long term, can be challenging because there is no one typical experience for those who suffer from TBIs. Because TBIs can occur in different parts of the brain and have differing rates of healing, victims can experience a wide array of symptoms.
In the short term, people who have sustained a TBI can suffer from amnesia, mental confusion, nausea, slurred speech, headaches, and a host of other symptoms. However, these symptoms can subside after medical treatment within days or weeks after the injury. While the long-term effects of a TBI can vary as greatly as the short-term effects, they will often last for years after the injury, some even permanently.
Long Term Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Include:
- Memory Loss
- Post-traumatic amnesia
- Concentration and attention problems
- Communication and language issues
- Mood swings
- Loss of coordination
TBIs can affect the cognitive and sensory functions of the brain as well as the emotional and physical functions. While some of these long-term effects can be reduced or managed by prescription medications and/or different types of therapy, many who suffer long-term effects from TBIs struggle with their everyday activities.
Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Whether you sustained your traumatic brain injury on the job, in a car accident, or during any other catastrophic injury incident, the road to recovery can seem long and never-ending. TBIs come with an extreme financial burden that could last a lifetime, and these brain injuries could have you out of work for weeks or even indefinitely.
If your TBI was caused by the negligence of another individual or company, you may have the legal right to seek compensation. The experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Craft Law Firm have helped victims and their families across the country begin the road to recovery by holding negligent parties responsible. Call us today for a free consultation.