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Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Thousands of people suffer brain injuries each year in the United States, the effects of which can have a profound impact on your ability to live your life as you did before. If you’ve suffered such an injury through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to pursue compensation to aid you in your recovery and rebuild your life. 

Our personal injury law firm has compiled all the information you’ll need to move forward, so read on for a summary of the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury and what that may mean for you in the future.  

How Common Are Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries aren’t often talked about, especially when you consider the accidents and injuries most frequently covered on the news. With that in mind, it may surprise you to learn that over 60,000 people die in the United States each year as a direct result of traumatic brain injuries. Thousands more live on, forced to make drastic changes to their lives in the face of the injuries they’re left with.

Medical professionals will likely run a battery of tests following an accident, particularly if they suspect you may have sustained a brain injury. These tests may include MRIs, Ultrasounds, and CT scans, designed to ascertain whether you’ve sustained neurological damage and, if so, to what extent. Should your doctor confirm such a diagnosis, you must consider filing a claim to mitigate the inevitable medical bills you’ll accrue, no matter how emotionally tasking this may feel at the time.

What Are the Signs of a Long-Term Brain Injury?

Medical professionals may be able to give you a rough idea of the brain damage you’ve suffered and what impact that may have on your day-to-day life, but many symptoms may not be immediately evident. Short-term effects, such as nausea, headaches, visual disturbances, vomiting, and confusion, will likely fade over time, though long-term effects may take longer to recognize. Friends and loved ones may be the first to notice some of the changes when spending time with you during your recovery. 

Mobility issues, personality changes, memory loss, and difficulties with speech are just some of the many long-term effects a brain injury can leave sufferers with. While these are devastating enough, others may live on in a vegetative state or die due to their injuries. Learning to live with the changes inflicted upon you will undoubtedly prove a challenge and may require you to make adjustments to your house to aid you with your mobility or seek a carer to help you with personal care needs. 

Seeking the aid of a lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve will go some way toward relieving you of any financial burdens that arise over these trying times. 

Find the Right Lawyer After a Brain Injury in Indiana

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury due to another party’s negligence, we’d love to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our team at Kooi Law at 317-569-1335 or leave us a message via our contact form if you’re looking for advice and guidance on how to pursue your claim. We’d be more than happy to support you along the road to the justice you’re owed.

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