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Skilled Legal Assistance Following A Traumatic Brain Injury

Sudden physical damage to the brain is referred to as traumatic brain injury. The head hitting an object with tremendous force, or the piercing of the brain with a sharp object of such as a knife or bullet may cause this injury.

Automobile accidents top the list as the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. Also noted are sports injuries, falls, violent crimes, and child abuse. Focal brain damage is confined to a small area of the brain, usually the point where the head was hit or penetrated. Head injuries take considerable time to heal, if they are able to heal at all. The full extent of the personal injury may not be immediately recognized.

The human brain consists of billions of microscopic fibers, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid. While the exterior skull is smooth, the inner surface contains ribbing and pronounced bony structures. Impact with these inner surfaces of the skull causes tearing and bruising that results in brain damage.

Traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent amount of damage to the brain. TBI can cause physical, cognitive, emotional, and social difficulties. The outcome can be anything from complete recovery to permanent disability, or death.

Signs Of Concussions And TBI-Related Disabilities

A concussion is a type of brain injury. Even a milder brain injury can cause dramatic changes in a person's life, including visible and invisible cognitive, physical, and mental disabilities.

Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon factors including the severity of the accident or injury, the location of the accident or injury, and the age and general health of the patient.

Some common disabilities and signs of traumatic brain injury include:

  • Cognition Problems: attention, calculation, memory, judgment, insight, and reasoning)
  • Sensory Processing Problems: sight, light sensitivity, hearing, ringing in ears, touch, taste, and smell, communication such as language expression and understanding:
  • Social Functioning Problems: lack of empathy, lack of capacity for compassion, interpersonal social awareness issues; and
  • Mental Health Problems: depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out and social inappropriateness.

The effects of traumatic brain injury can be profound. For many people with severe traumatic brain injury, long-term rehabilitation is often necessary to maximize function and independence. Even with mild TBI, the changes to a person's life can be drastic. Change in brain function can have a dramatic impact on one's family, job, and social and community interaction.

Helping Oregon And Washington Victims With Their Recovery

If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury due to someone else's action or inaction, contact us right away for a free and compassionate consultation. If you would like to speak with one of our experienced lawyers at Case & Dusterhoff, LLP, we are available to answer your questions and help you. Call us at 503-607-8218 / 800-658-0167 (Toll Free) or send us information online.

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