Language Problems Are Common Following a California Brain Injury
Lifetime Cost of Caring for a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
While it is difficult to put a dollar figure on the emotional and physical toll that a traumatic brain injury causes, it is possible to estimate the amount of money it takes to care for a person with serious head trauma. According to BrainandSpinalCord.org, the cost of caring for a traumatic brain injury survivor, who has a severe case, is between $600,000 and $1,875,000 over his or her lifetime.
Language Problems from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Language disorders are a frequent consequence of a traumatic brain injury. Some of language problems only last for a short while, but others are permanent. Language-related difficulties arise when the brain is damaged in the area that controls communication or when there are weaknesses or motor issues.
Aphasia is a type of language disorder that impacts both the comprehension and production of speech. This condition can also affect the ability to read and write. It is important to understand that there are different degrees of aphasia, ranging from severe cases where the patient can only speak and understand very little to a situation in which the patient understands speech, can write, but has trouble finding words.
A brain injury is devastating and can change everything for the survivor and his or her family members. If you or someone close to you has suffered a serious head injury from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to contact a Los Angeles brain injury attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385. We represent traumatic brain injury cases in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, and San Diego County, as well as throughout California.