New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Life after a Brain Injury is never the Same
A brain injury caused by any means is traumatic, permanent, and life-altering. Be it minor or major, brain injuries can lead to personality changes, financial difficulties, emotional trauma and stress to the victim as well as the family. At the very least, brain injuries may involve a chain of surgeries, long term medical care, continuous treatment and the loss of ability to lead a normal life.
Causes of Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be caused in many different ways, which may be through direct trauma to the head or an indirect force like whiplash or deprivation of oxygen. Inhaling toxic chemical vapors or exposure to electric shocks can also cause severe brain injuries.
Some common accidents that cause brain injury include:
- Road accidents (negligence of drivers)
- Exposure to dangerous products
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Playground casualties
- Automobile defects
- Machinery defects
- Falls from heights
- Electric casualties
- Assault and battery
Diagnosing Brain Injuries
A brain injury can have serious and permanent impacts on the victim. If ignored by resuming daily activities and normal life, the brain may become damaged further. It is therefore critical to identify, diagnose, and treat a brain injury immediately. A closed head injury can often go unnoticed, especially when the victim has suffered burns or broken bones and other injuries.
When a person feels dazed or ‘knocked out’ right after an accident even for a brief period, he must be taken to a doctor right away, as this is a common symptom of a brain injury. Other noticeable symptoms and indications of brain injury include:
- Headache, blurred vision
- Seizures, vertigo
- Impaired speech, difficulty walking or balancing
- Memory loss, loss of concentration
- Mood swings, personality changes, and emotional outbursts
- Restlessness, irritability, lethargy, and confusions
Financial, Social, & Psychological Impact of a Brain Injury
Following a brain injury, you may have difficulty in coping with basic cognitive activities required to lead an independent living. Huge amounts of complex information gets processed by the brain at all times, which when affected by a brain injury, can cease one’s ability to function as a normal independent person.
It is also understood that a person who has survived a traumatic brain injury develops strong emotional reactions to the major changes in life caused by the injury. For instance, loss of income or the ability to earn a living, changes in his/her role in the family, or the requirement of continuous supervision for an adult, can lead to frustration and depression for the patient.
Depending upon the severity of the injury and nature of the patient, you may need continuous monitoring and care. When trauma is severe, the patient may need intensive treatment and rehabilitation to recover cognitive function abilities. Patients are known to have survived severe head injuries but suffered strokes later, and emerged from coma with massive brain damages. In such cases, there is a need for 24-7 care and assistance.
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