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The Long-Term Impact of Brain Injuries on a Person's Life

The Long-Term Impact of Brain Injuries on a Person's Life

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 28-Feb-2017

The relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a variety of health conditions depend on the type and severity of injury. However, TBI is a chronic health condition which has long-term effects on the overall health for some individuals.

Types of TBI

TBI is classified into two categories: mild and severe.

A mild TBI occurs if loss of consciousness or confusion, and disorientation is shorter than 30 minutes. Although MRI and CAT scans are typically normal, the person has cognitive issues, such as headaches, critical thinking difficulties, memory loss, attention deficits, mood swings, and frustration. Even with mild TBI, a person’s life can change dramatically, affecting family, job, and social interaction.

A severe TBI is associated with the loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes and memory loss after the injury or penetrating skull injury longer than 24 hours. The consequences range from impairment of higher level cognitive functions to comatose states. Survivors often have limited function of the limbs, loss of thinking ability, abnormal speech or language, or emotional issues. For those who experienced a severe TBI, long-term rehabilitation is required to maximize function and independence.

Suffered a TBI Caused by Negligence?

At The Weinstein Firm, LLC, we understand the long-term effects of TBI and its devastating consequences on both the victim and their family. Whether you suffered an injury in an auto accident or due to medical malpractice, our Atlanta personal injury attorney is prepared to recover the monetary damages necessary to make the best recovery possible and provide aid for the long-term effects.

Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation today.