Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a serious impact on your life. In many cases, TBIs result in long-term symptoms, forcing you to alter your lifestyle in significant ways. But what can you do about those long-term effects?
You can seek compensation to manage your TBI by filing a lawsuit. Our injury attorneys are here to help you recover full damages for your brain injuries.
Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury happens when you suffer a blow to the head that results in a brain injury. This type of injury can occur when your head collides with another object. It may also occur if the skull is pierced by a sharp object. In some cases, a milder TBI may be a result of a sudden jolt of the head.
TBIs result in a wide range of symptoms. You may experience problems with your cognitive and sensory functions as well as motor skills and physical capabilities. These may include:
- Headaches, ranging from mild to severe
- A lack of feeling or numbness in the extremes such as toes and fingers
- Blurred vision or episodes of full blindness
- Inability to speak coherently or maintain focus
- Persistent fatigue and tiredness
- Lack of adequate hand-eye coordination
- Mood swings
- Sleep issues
These are just a sample of the symptoms that may mark your traumatic brain injury. Even if you’ve only suffered mild symptoms, your life may have been impacted by the suffering you’ve experienced.
Long-Term Effects of TBIs
Unfortunately, the more long-term effects of a TBI may take longer to go away and may sometimes remain with you for the rest of your life. Long-term effects of a TBI may include the following:
- Problems with Speech and Socializing – You may not be able to speak, read, or write. You may also have problems communicating or an inability to regulate facial expressions or other body movements.
- Problems with Motor Skills – Poor hand-eye coordination and other issues with motor skills are often long-term effects of a TBI. This may prevent you from performing basic tasks such as buttoning your shirt or using utensils to eat.
- Issues with Emotional Stability – Our brain regulates our emotions. TBIs can damage this function, resulting in emotional instability, anxiety, anger, insomnia, depression, irritability, and mood swings in general.
- Degeneration of Brain Health – In the case of more severe TBIs, brain health may deteriorate over time. It can lead to other conditions like Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.
The actual symptoms depend on the precise location of the trauma in the brain. Your doctor can give you a more complete picture of your health.
Get Help from Our Pensacola Personal Injury Lawyers
We understand that a TBI can drastically change your life. Your ongoing treatment and lifestyle changes may also create financial difficulties. At Gross & Schuster, P.A., we work with you to recover compensatory damages from the liable party. We aim to get you the maximum amount of compensation, so you can take care of the financial impacts of your TBI.
When you’re hurt, reach out for a free consultation. Call us today at 850-434-3333 to discuss your TBI with our lawyers. You can also reach us by visiting our website and filling out the contact form.