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How can a traumatic brain injury change a person’s life?

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2024 | Personal Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, could drastically change a person’s life. It happens when an external force injures the brain.

This type of injury may result from falls, car accidents, sports or violent actions. TBIs can lead to serious challenges that affect daily life in many ways.

Physical issues

One of the most immediate effects of a TBI is the physical impact. Many people experience headaches or fatigue, while some might struggle with balance or coordination.

In severe cases, TBIs can cause paralysis or seizures. These physical symptoms make it hard to perform everyday tasks. People with TBIs might need to use medical equipment like wheelchairs or walkers. This loss of independence can be frustrating and challenging.

Cognitive challenges

A TBI can also affect the way a person thinks. Memory loss is a common problem. People might forget recent events or have trouble learning new information.

Concentration can become difficult, making it hard to focus on tasks. This injury could impair problem-solving and decision-making skills. These cognitive changes may interfere with school, work and other activities that require mental effort.

Emotional and behavioral effects

Emotional and behavioral changes often follow a TBI. Mood swings, irritability and depression are common. Some people may feel more anxious or have trouble controlling their emotions. Behavioral changes could include impulsiveness or aggression, which can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings.

Recovery from a TBI varies for each person, and it often involves a team of healthcare professionals.  Although recovery can be a long and challenging journey, individuals can still lead fulfilling lives. People facing a TBI due to an injury may want to seek fair compensation.