Common Health Issues After Suffering a TBI

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When clients come to us to get help filing lawsuits for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) they suffered in accidents, we make it our goal to prepare them for the difficult road ahead. One of the most challenging aspects of dealing with a TBI is the many common side effects that individuals experience.

TBI side-effects can last long after the accident, which can make navigating the legal process all the more exhausting. Below, we discuss some of the serious health complications that survivors of TBI accidents might face.

Headaches & Migraines

Some people experience frequent headaches after their TBI accidents. Sometimes, these headaches can get worse and turn into migraines. Migraines are commonly described as pounding pain felt on one side of your head and are caused by abnormal blood flow going to the brain. It’s not uncommon for headaches or migraines to occur daily, even if the person recovers from the accident. According to some studies, 30% of the headache experienced by TBI survivors are migraines.

Sensitivity to Light & Noise

Some TBI survivors will sometimes experience sensory issues that impact their vision and sense of smell. Clients who have suffered TBI often complain that they are sensitive to light and noise. Studies show that roughly 25% of TBI patients have these sensitivities for at least a year following their accidents.

Seizures/ Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Individuals with TBI can develop sustained seizure disorders, which puts them at risk of suffering other serious injuries. Post-traumatic epilepsy is one type of disorder that can become permanent, especially if doctors find other anomalies in the brain.

Emotional & Cognitive Symptoms

In addition to major physical obstacles, some TBI survivors must also deal with various emotional and psychological complications that arise from their injuries. Impaired memory and mental functioning are common non-physical symptoms that TBI survivors contend with, as well as:

  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Inability to Efficiently Manage Time
  • Difficulty Concentrating and Paying Attention
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Aggressive Behavior, Irritability, and Mood Swings

Reliable & Compassionate Legal Representation

If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI in a catastrophic accident, then please reach out to our seasoned legal team at Scarlett Law Group to discuss how we can build a strong legal strategy to fight for the compensation you deserve. We know firsthand how complicated these lawsuits can be, and we are prepared to use our extensive resources to defend your best interests.

Call us at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a consultation with one of our team members today.

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