TBIs are the leading cause of death for Americans under age 45. Every 15 seconds, someone develops a TBI. In fact, 5 million suffer from TBI disability. The most common causes of TBI are falls, auto accidents, struck by an object, athletes, and assaults. Military personnel can also suffer from TBI from explosive blasts.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts brain function. The severity can be mild to severe. Severe TBI causes unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. TBIs don’t even just bring physical injury but also psychological, social and even spiritual issues.
These injuries can change a person’s personality, thought process and communication. There are 15% of people who never heal from their TBI. Then, any other head injury no matter how slight can result in daily headaches, agitated moods, or periods of sleeplessness. Some even forget his or her name or causes mood swings.
Longterm TBI Side Effects
Moderate to severe TBIs may lead to life-long TBI side effects, disabilities or motor deficits. This includes paralysis, muscle stiffness, problems walking, vision issues, loss of fine motor skills, cognitive issues.
However, there are emotionally and social challenges associated with TBIs like:
- Difficulty making and keeping personal and professional relationships
- Unable to join social activities
- Can’t socially take part in recreational or leisure activities
- Difficulty keeping a job or attending school
Other Potential Effects
The long-term symptoms of TBI side effects has several categories like physical changes, cognitive effects, sensory effects, perceptual effects, social-emotional changes, and others. This isn’t a complete list of TBI side effects, however these are the most common.
- Sleep disorders
- Appetite changes
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic pain
- Bladder loss
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Concentration loss
- Memory problems
- Difficult with languages
- Issue with expressing ideas
- Slurred speech
- Dependent behaviors
- Fluctuating emotions
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of inhibition
- Denial or lack of awareness
Free TBI Injury Consultation
After receiving medical care like an MRI or CT scan, it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm to compile all the evidence needed to prove your claim. Qualified traumatic brain injury attorneys like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm know the best technologies and tests for TBIs. We even know the relationships between a potential closed head injury and whiplash even if practitioners mistake the danger between head injury and whiplash. Let our 20 years of getting justice for those who have been injured bring you justice. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review.