Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

a woman holding her head in painWhile some victims of a traumatic brain injury see their symptoms resolve within weeks to months after their accident, other victims experience aggravating symptoms throughout the remainder of their lives.

Learn about the potential long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury.

What is the Prognosis for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The recovery prognosis for a traumatic brain injury depends on the severity of the injury. Many mild traumatic brain injuries (where the victim was only unconscious for a short amount of time) may resolve themselves within days to weeks after the injury. Severe traumatic brain injuries, on the other hand, often present distressing symptoms for decades.

Sadly, many severe traumatic brain injury victims experience the following symptoms for a significant duration of time after their accident:

  • Difficulty with memory and recall

  • Difficulty with speech and communication

  • Difficulty with movement and coordination

  • Overall inability to care for themselves and earn an income

It’s an unfortunate truth that in many cases of severe traumatic brain injuries, the victim is rendered unable to care for themselves or live independently. They often require long-term, live-in care to help them perform basic daily functions, such as feeding and cleaning themselves. The level of treatment that many severe traumatic brain injury victims require often amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

At Scarlett Law Group, we understand the devastating impact a traumatic brain injury may have on a person’s life. Our San Francisco brain injury attorneys specialize in helping these individuals recover the compensation they need to pay for their medical treatment and focus on recovering from their injury.

We encourage you to contact Scarlett Law Group at (415) 688-2176 to learn how we can assist you.


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