Living With the Effects of Brain Damage

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Brain with different colors.

Los Angeles brain injury attorneys will be the first to tell you that living with the after affects of a Traumatic Brain Injury can be difficult. Los Angeles personal injury lawyers serving the Orange County area or in Fresno can and should be consulted for compensation for the victim. Ask an injury attorney or read more below.

Brain or head injuries are categorized in three sections as follows:

Basically, these are three most readily recognized categories and they are discussed in more detail below.

Physical disability implies that normal capabilities are impaired and the victim can suffer motor dysfunctions. What you once were able to do with out thinking can now be come a chore to accomplish. The behaviors or personality traits are almost always changed from this situation.

Victims of a TBI can now be irritable. They can also be depressed. Often they will have suicidal thoughts and tendencies. They may even become physically abusive toward ones spouse or loved ones. Cognitive skill may be lost or severely hampered. Some TBI’s can leave the victim void of cognitive abilities.

Memory lapse may occur and the ability to understand can be limited. Close monitoring of the victim by the family can help in his or her treatment. If you have ever known someone who has been a victim you already know a little about living with the after affects of a Traumatic Brain Injury. At least you have some idea of the toll it can take on the person and his family.

TBI’s can make an indelible effect on ones personality. The victim in a sense may become a different type person. One who was kind and easy going may find that now they are angry and hard to live with. The family of someone with a TBI has to make many adjustments to this personality change. If the victim of the TBI was injured at work and cannot return to work he or she will suffer the loss of wages and possibly retirement benefits if the damage is permanent.

If his or her social circle was mostly work related he might find that he or she are suffering the loss of friendships that were developed there at work. Spouses find it especially hard to adjust to this type of injury if there is a dramatic personality change. The person they were once married to just is not the same anymore. Financial ruin may result if the victim is the breadwinner of the family. The loss of the home may be the result.

The personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles can help identify your exact needs and help you cope in living with the after effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury there are experienced Orange County lawyers that can be reached at 888-400-9721.

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