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How do traumatic brain injuries affect people?

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2021 | Personal Injury |

People in Oregon are not invincible and from time to time they will suffer injuries or become ill. Sometimes the injuries or illnesses are minor and people recover quickly without having a major effect on their lives. While people hope that all injuries and illnesses are minor, that is not always true. Many people suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation and sometimes people will have permanent effects that they will have to live with the rest of their lives.

One of these types of injuries is a traumatic brain injury. The brain is responsible for running all the functions of the body. Therefore, when it is injured, it can affect the entire body. Functions that people take for granted may no longer work and life can become very different.

Effects of a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries like other injuries vary in severity and the effects that people experienced will vary. However, people who suffer a TBI may experience problems with their memory, reasoning, vision, balance, their ability to communicate, understanding and cause other cognitive problems. They can also affect people’s emotions as well causing depression, anxiety, aggression, change people’s personalities, being socially inappropriate and other emotional complications.

These are serious complications that can affect many aspects of people’s lives. They can also be very costly as well. Initially they can require surgeries and long hospital stays. After leaving the hospital, they may have also go through long-term rehabilitation. It can also prevent them from working and cause them to lose income.

There are many different ways that people in Oregon suffer TBIs, but sometimes they are caused by the negligence of other people. If this happens, the victim may be able to recover compensation from the person who caused the injury. This compensation will not heal the injuries, but it can still be very valuable as people move forward with their lives. Obtaining the proper compensation can be complicated though and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.



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