Friday, May 15, 2015
Cognitive Problems Related to Acquired TBI
Traumatic brain injuries sustained in an accident can be devastating. Most people are familiar with the physical limitations that a brain injury can induce, but often brain injury sufferers have more difficulty with adjusting to the cognitive limitations that may arise. The CDC says that at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States each year.
Cognitive problems can be present even when the brain injury does not appear to be severe at first. Mild brain injury is a lot more prevalent than people think. After an accident, those affected may not recognize right away that they are having problems.
Signs of cognitive impairment can be quite varied and can include:
• Problems with memory and concentration
• Difficulty learning new information
• Taking longer to process spoken or written instructions or comments
• Changes in the cadence or quality of speech
• Impaired ability to plan, execute or make decisions
• Being unable to understand the consequences of their actions
• A lack of self-awareness and inappropriate social behavior
These are only a few of the symptoms a person with an acquired brain injury may deal with on a daily basis. If the injury occurs as the result of someone else’s negligence, an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help victims pursue compensation for their sufferings, including the cost of their medical expenses and rehabilitation. The lawyer will work hard to help make the responsible persons accountable for their negligent actions.