Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury results from an outside force causing sudden damage to the brain. They can be caused by any intense collision between a person’s head and an object. Common causes are falls, automobile and motorcycle wrecks, and violence. Traumatic brain injuries can be fatal, especially if treatment is not administered as soon as possible after the injury. For survivors, however, a traumatic brain injury can mean permanent disability.
The effects of traumatic brain injuries depend on the type of trauma and its location. More localized damage often leads to impairment of the functions associated with that part of the brain. General effects of less-severe traumatic brain injuries include confusion, loss of motor coordination, blurred vision, and changes in mood or behavior. More severe injuries can lead to vomiting, convulsions, unconsciousness, and speech disorders.
In addition to these short-term symptoms, long-term symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include permanent difficulty with memory and concentration, paralysis, difficulty with social behavior, and permanent behavior changes. These symptoms can be severely disabling, making it difficult for victims of these injuries to return to a normal life. Issues with memory and cognition can make it difficult or impossible to hold down a job.
People who have suffered through traumatic brain injuries can face a lifetime of struggle against the effects of their injury. If you or a loved one has been affected by a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to unemployment and disability aid. The experienced Indianapolis social security lawyers at the Hankey Law Office can help you. To learn more, contact us today at 317-634-8565.