Some injuries, such as a broken arm, are relatively straightforward with a clear, standard course of treatment. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), however, can be extremely complex and unpredictable injuries that lead to widely varying paths to recovery for victims.
Every Brain Injury Is Different
The experience of one traumatic brain injury victim can be wildly different than the experience of another victim. This is because the effects of a brain injury largely depend on the area of the brain that was injured, the type and severity of the damage, as well as any complications that might arise due to the injury. A particular injury may vary for the same victim from one day to the next. For example, a victim may have largely physical symptoms and then, one day, may begin having concentration or memory issues, as well. Symptoms may also appear to be improving one day and then may worsen again for a period of time.
Another complexity of brain injuries is that they result in largely invisible disabilities. Except for physical impairments, TBI symptoms are not readily apparent to others. This may cause additional complications for victims as they are assumed to be healthy even though they may be struggling with numerous symptoms and effects of their brain injury.
What are the Symptoms and Other Complications Associated With Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries are capable of causing symptoms and other issues that range from the merely annoying to the debilitating. In some instances, people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury may be able to unable to care for themselves and can develop disabilities that keep them from working or even being able to communicate with their loved ones. Generally speaking, the severity of the issues experienced by TBI patients is in direct proportion to the severity of the initial injury, but this is not always the case. Particularly in cases where an individual has sustained multiple TBIs, he or she may develop long-term problems and may be at an increased risk for the development of certain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s. Some of the more common issues experienced by people who have sustained a TBI include the following:
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep Disturbances
- Varying levels of consciousness
- Problems communicating
Call a Baltimore or Washington D.C. Brain Injury Attorney Today For a Free Case Evaluation
Traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with serious financial problems and can have an adverse effect on victims’ day-to-day quality of life. Furthermore, these kinds of injuries are often extremely complex and TBI outcomes can be extraordinarily unpredictable. In some cases, even mild TBIs leave patients with significant problems that affect them for weeks or even months. The attorneys of Brain Injury Counsel are dedicated to helping people that have been hurt by the negligence of others recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers, call our office today.