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Long-Term Effects Associated with a TBI

Categorized as Catastrophic Injuries

After a traumatic brain injury, there are numerous effects the victim may experience—some more severe than others. At the end of the day, the long-term effects can be mild or severe, but they still require significant medical care moving forward.

As part of the process of filing a lawsuit against a negligent party, it’s imperative to understand what long-term effects may be encountered following a traumatic brain injury. Here are some of the things that the injured party may experience.

Worsening Symptoms

When someone suffers an initial brain injury, it may not be looked at as particularly severe. However, some may worsen and it can cause significant problems such as seizures, infection, or even partial paralysis.

In some of the worst-case scenarios, traumatic brain injuries have led to coma or loss of consciousness for a long period of time. While some symptoms—such as behavioral issues—can persist, it is often the potential degenerative conditions that are the most difficult to endure.

Other Problems

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.7 million brain injuries occur in the country each year. No matter the severity, some of the common long-term problems can include, but are not limited to:

  • Memory loss
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Impaired language skills

Going through any of these can be detrimental to a person who suffers significant injuries due to someone else’s negligent actions.

Our Kansas City catastrophic injury lawyers work hard to help individuals pursue compensation after a TBI because the lifelong effects call for it. These individuals endure significant pain and deserve to be compensated for medical expenses, lost income, and more—especially when the injury sustained is at the hands of someone else.

At Peterson & Associates, you are our top priority and pursuing the maximum compensation you deserve is what drives us. Let us help you move forward and hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.

Call our firm today at 1 (816) 683-3278.