What Are the Long-Term Side Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury?

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One in sixty people in the United States lives with a traumatic brain injury-related disability. Dealing with the long-term effects of brain injury can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Whether you or a loved one sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident, sports activity, serious fall, physical assault or by some other means, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Connecticut brain injury lawyer to learn what the long-term side effects of traumatic brain injury are.

How does a traumatic brain injury affect you in the long-term?

The idea that functional disability will be dictated by the location of the trauma is obsolete. Brain damage may have a focus, but the injury is likely diffuse and often continues for months if not years after the trauma. To understand TBI requires embracing both the primary and secondary aspects of brain injury, including aspects of microscopic as well as the operation of brain networks.

How might traumatic brain injury manifest in the long-term?

The long-term effects of head trauma also depend on the severity of the trauma. Some of the long-term effects of severe TBI may include:

  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Visual changes
  • Fatigue
  • Paralysis
  • Balance problems
  • Reduced language skills
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disturbance

If you or a loved one has experienced severe head trauma, you can expect a lot of physical and cognitive impairment, problem-solving challenges, sleep disturbance and depression.

Is there treatment for the long-term effects of head trauma?

Yes, there are treatments for head trauma and both its long- and short-term effects. Treatments include medication, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation,mental health counseling and more. Please keep in mind that the longer your long-term side effects last, the more treatment you will need in order to manage them. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of these treatments are not free, especially if you have not been able to work since you suffered your injury If you have been hurt in an accident caused by another person, you need a skilled Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer who will fight for the compensation you need to recover. Our firm will do everything possible to get you what you need, so please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Contact our experienced Connecticut Firm

If you or a loved one have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another person’s negligence, Casper & de Toledo is here to help you. While our firm has dedicated decades of experience tofighting for brain injury victims, we also handle auto accidents, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. Trust Casper & de Toledo to handle your case with the utmost competence and discretion. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned traumatic brain injury lawyers.