While no two
traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the same, they can leave lasting effects on a victim’s
life. The scale of these effects often depends on a number of factors,
such as: the severity of the initial injury, the speed and completeness
of physiological healing, the types of mental functions affected, the
resources available to aid recovery, how the sufferer feels about their
injury, and more. The consequences of a TBI can vary widely, depending
on the individual.
Typically, not all functions will be effected by a TBI. You may be able
to perform certain skills, remember old memories, recall your knowledge
of the world, or other functions. You may or may not regain function with
treatment. The highly individual nature of TBIs can make the lasting consequences
of these injuries unpredictable.
TBIs can come with a host of complications that require treatment. The
side effects of brain injuries can last a lifetime, and often affect the
victim’s loved ones as well. These can include, but aren’t
- Aggressive behaviors
- Post-concussive syndrome
- Progressive dementia
- Cognitive deficits
- Endocrine dysfunction
- Ocular-motor disturbances
Along with physiological symptoms, TBIs are frequently accompanied by changes
in mood, depression, aggression, or other changes in personality. These
sudden changes can cause even more strain on an individual who is already
recovering from a physical injury. Often, social isolation, unemployment,
and suicide are factors that victims of TBIs face.
Do TBIs Deserve More Compensation?
Traumatic brain injuries have more than just a physical effect. They can
change an individual’s life, relationships, moods, and ability to
function independently. TBIs can be disabling in ways that other injures
cannot, and some side effects may go undiagnosed and untreated.
Treatment for brain injuries can be expensive and lengthy. Patients often
require multiple CT scans and MRIs to monitor the damage and the progress
of recovery. Rehabilitation and therapy are often needed to regain functions
that were damaged by the injury and to recover some measure of independence.
New conditions, such as seizures or migraines, can require life-long medication
for a lifetime to control symptoms. The cost of ongoing treatment and
management of a TBI can add up quickly.
Those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury deserve compensation to
pay for their medical bills, make up for lost wages, and help make the
changes their injury requires. The cost of a TBI can be very high, and
often the compensation received isn’t enough to cover the damages.
Special consideration should be taken for traumatic brain injuries when
making a personal injury claim.
Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result
of an accident? San Antonio
catastrophic injury attorneys are available to help with your claim.
Contact theTom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. today for a free case evaluation.