A brain injury, whether mild or severe, may be a tragedy for the victim and the entire family. Traumatic brain injury refers to any injury that is caused by a trauma to the head. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from almost any type of accident or medical procedures that involve the facial area.
Traumatic brain injuries often leave the victim with significant brain damage. Brain damage can affect the victim’s physical functioning and social skills, as well as the ability to think and comprehend. Some of the physical functions affected may be the ability to focus and functioning of the bladder and bowel.
Traumatic brain injuries also have many behavioral consequences. These behavioral symptoms may scar a person’s social skills for life. Victims of child and elder abuse are at high risk of incurring a traumatic brain injury.
Behavioral symptoms from traumatic brain injury include:
- Speech impairment
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty controlling emotion
- Decreased ability to cope with stress
Traumatic brain injuries are usually life long and extremely impairing. Most brain injuries leave the victim with the inability to do many of the things they once did. Traumatic brain injury can result from even the smallest accidents. If the accident that leads to the traumatic brain injury was the result of another’s negligence, that person may be liable for damages.
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