The days and weeks immediately following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be extremely stressful and confusing for the victim and his or her family. Sometimes doctors cannot be sure of the injury’s severity right away, even with advanced scanning technology. Even with a complete diagnosis, some more subtle symptoms such as behavioral changes may not appear or be recognized for months afterward.
The brain is an extremely complex organ, and is very sensitive to physical damage. Each part of the brain has a unique function, which means that TBI symptoms can vary greatly depending on the location of the injury and the extent of the damage. A few physical symptoms are fairly common in mild TBI patients, such as pain, fatigue, blurred vision, and memory lapse. Behavioral symptoms are location-dependent because different parts of the brain have different behavioral functions.
For example, injury to the frontal lobe (behind the forehead) can cause impulsivity and quickness to anger. Behavioral and mental health conditions may present themselves long after the initial injury has healed.
TBI Legal Options
Traumatic brain injury can result from any blow to the head, sudden shaking of the head, or a puncture of the skull and brain lining. This type of trauma can happen in any number of situations. Some common causes of TBI are:
If you believe that negligence contributed to your TBI, the Maryland brain injury lawyers of the Yost Legal Group can help you get compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our Baltimore brain damage attorneys have extensive experience in getting compensation for victim’s families in the case of TBI. We specialize in defending your rights as a victim or family member and in holding negligent individuals and companies responsible for the injuries they cause.
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