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Fifteen Common Side Effects From Brain Injury Accidents

A brain injury can cause significant and lasting impairmentsNot every brain injury is the same. The specific side effects, or consequences, of your brain injury will depend on a number of factors, including…

  • How you were injured.
  • The force with which you were injured.
  • The area of your brain that was hurt.
  • Your overall physical condition.
  • How quickly you got medical help.
  • Whether you follow your doctors’ treatment plans.

However, regardless of these factors, it is important to be aware of common brain injury side effects so that you can report them quickly to your doctor.

Brain Injury Consequences You Can’t Ignore

Some of the side effects reported by brain injury victims include:

  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Memory loss.
  • Vision impairment.
  • Hearing impairment.
  • Speech impairment.
  • Difficulty understanding language.
  • Loss of motor function.
  • Problems with balance or coordination.
  • Confusion.
  • Headaches.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Behavioral changes.
  • Emotional changes.
  • Difficulty paying attention.
  • Difficulty breathing.

These side effects may be temporary or permanent, and they significantly interfere with your activities of daily living and your ability to work.

What to Do If Your Brain Injury Was Caused by Someone Else’s Negligent or Intentional Act

As your doctor seeks to help you with your physical recovery, it is also important to think about your financial recovery. Who is going to pay your medical bills and rehabilitation therapy expenses? Who will pay for your living costs while you were out of work?

If you were injured because someone else was negligent or intentionally hurt you then you may be able to recover financial damages in a legal case. In order to do that, you will need to prove that the accident, or intentional act, caused your brain injury and resulting side effects. To that end, it is important to get medical help and to learn more about your rights by contacting an experienced brain injury attorney. To schedule your free consultation, please start a live chat with us today.

 

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham