Patients who have suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury may experience cognitive disabilities, which generally include the loss of several higher-level mental skills. Some of the patients with severe TBI may also develop posttraumatic amnesia.
Even patients who sustain mild to moderate brain injuries are at risk of experiencing disabilities. These patients can become easily distracted or confused and may have difficulty concentrating and paying attention. They have been known to have challenges with what are referred to as higher-level executive functions, such as organizing, abstract reasoning and problem solving.
The list of potential disabilities resulting from a traumatic brain injury is long. Some of the disabilities that people with a TBI face include the following:
- Sensory problems
- Difficulty recognizing objects
- Tinnitus (ringing of the ears)
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Cognitive difficulties
- Language and communication problems
- Aphasia (difficulty understanding the spoken word or written language)
- Speech problems
- Personality changes
- Social inappropriateness
- Alcohol or drug abuse
These disabilities can make it difficult to work and perform routine daily functions. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury from a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, slip and fall or other event caused by carelessness, you may be able to pursue compensation. For more information regarding what to do after an accident that leads to a traumatic brain injury, contact the experienced Los Angeles injury lawyers at Steinberg at (800) 989-6385. We have successfully resolved more than 12,000 injury cases and can help you recover compensation for your injuries.