Is it possible for someone to suffer from amnesia following a traumatic brain injury?

Yes, some traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients will suffer from what is known as posttraumatic amnesia. Posttraumatic amnesia is defined as “a state of confusion that occurs immediately following a traumatic brain injury in which the injured person is disoriented and unable to remember events that occur after the injury.”


Once continuous memory returns, the condition is believed to have been resolved. However, while a patient experiences this form of amnesia, new events will not be stored in the person’s memory.

Posttraumatic amnesia isn’t the only complication associated with TBI. Some of the other issues include sensory problems, difficulty recognizing objects, tinnitus, language difficulties, speech challenges and depression.  Some patients will exhibit changes in their personality.

If your TBI case was the result of someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney at our office at (800) 989-6385.
Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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