Complications of Severe TBIs

Complications of Severe TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious injuries that can result from any accident. These injuries can range from mild to catastrophic. Even less serious injuries can linger and affect your life for years. Severe TBIs could change your life permanently. Here are some complications.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

As bad as post-concussion syndrome is, it is perhaps the mildest complication of a serious TBI. Still, post-concussion syndrome will involve thing like:

  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Memory problems

This can linger for many months. In rare cases, these symptoms can last off and on for years.

Impaired Consciousness

Some people can go into a coma from a TBI. In a more severe case, they could enter a vegetative state. This could last for several weeks or can be permanent. Consciousness disorders would affect your ability to stay awake and could take away your reflexes.

Brain Damage

Many severe TBIs do not fully heal. They can affect various areas of the brain. For example, you could be prone to seizures after a TBI. These injuries could also impact things such as movement, speech, or memory.

Mental or Emotional Effects

Your personality or mood could be permanently altered by a TBI. Your behavior could change in a way that would make you angrier than you were before the injury. TBIs have also been shown to remove inhibitions and make you less sensitive to others and thief feelings.

As you can see, the costs of a TBI can be considerable, especially if they mean that you would need long-term care or could not work. This is why full compensation for your injury is crucial.

Contact a California Catastrophic Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in an accident, call the Law Offices of Brian Brandt at 800.983.4467 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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