When someone sustains a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury, there are a lot of different effects that it may have on them. It is important for individuals to understand how they may be impacted by a TBI—or when their loved one suffers this type of injury.
Over the course of a lifetime, the individual who suffers a TBI may experience various symptoms depending on the severity of the injury. These can be mild or severe, physical or mental, often leaving the individual with long-lasting problems.
The Physical Effects
When someone sustains a traumatic brain injury, the nerve cells are impacted and the way it communicates with the body is often damaged, making for some effects regarding the physical ability of the injured individual.
Some of the main physical effects would include difficulty with balance and mobility. Muscle strength, control, and tone may also be affected. Senses may be impacted with taste, touch, smell, vision, and hearing all potentially changing.
Victims of TBIs may also suffer from seizures, difficulty swallowing, and spasticity.
The Mental Effects
The emotional impacts of a brain injury may be just as bad, or even more severe than the physical effects for a number of reasons. Individuals who have mental effects often experience extreme changes in behavior.
Emotional effects may include depressions, self-esteem issues, mood swings, and anxiety. Other behavioral changes may include increased aggressiveness, poor judgment, change in social abilities, and conversational deficits.
At Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to helping you move through the legal complexities following a traumatic brain injury. When negligence is the cause of your pain and suffering, it is our ultimate priority to hold the responsible party accountable.
Trust that we have your best interests in mind at all times and go the extra mile to give you peace of mind. You deserve strong legal representation focused on helping you secure the most favorable outcome possible and this is why we’re here.