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Long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries can be devastating

| Jul 18, 2019 | Personal Injury |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defined traumatic brain injuries as brain injuries that result from blows, bumps, and penetrations to the head. A person who suffers a traumatic brain injury suffers a disturbance to their normal brain function which may impact many other systems and operations of their body. When an Illinois resident suffers a traumatic brain injury in an accident they should seek medical attention to have their harm identified and treated.

While some traumatic brain injuries may improve over time, others can have serious and lingering effects that impact victims’ health and quality of life. For example, for some victims of traumatic brain injuries, seizures may develop. In these individuals their condition may be referred to as post-traumatic epilepsy.

Others may experience headaches and dizziness as long-term complications following traumatic brain injuries. These painful and disorienting conditions can impact how individuals are able to do their jobs, interact with their families, and enjoy the activities that they once looked forward to undertaking. This post is not a complete list of long-term traumatic brain injury complications, and readers should consult medical professionals to better understand their unique cases.

Unlike a simple injury that may heal in a matter of days, a traumatic brain injury may never fully allow a victim to return to their pre-accident state. Victims in these devastating situations often need support to advance their lives and to take care of their daily and long-term needs. They may consider personal injury litigation to pursue their damages and to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions.