Does a Mild TBI Cause Long-Term Impairment?
Even the most common types of accidents, such as car accidents and work injuries, can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A severe TBI’s potential side effects are memory or attention loss, extreme weakness, loss of vision, and behavioral problems. However, not all TBI injuries are that severe. If you or your loved one suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, you might be wondering if it could have long-term effects.
Medical researchers have discovered that mild traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term neurological effects, such as impairments to cognitive functions, movements, coordination, social behavior, and an overall decrease in quality of life. Some experts have also linked mild TBIs to high depression and dementia rates.
However, there are some cases when the dysfunctional consequences of TBI disappear quickly, or the individual finds a way to accommodate any side effects. But this isn’t the case for every individual.
Some of the most common signs of a mild TBI include:
- Lack of communication
- Inability to conform behavior
- Loss of taste and smell
- Difficulty recalling memories
Due to traumatic brain injuries’ invisible nature, victims only rarely receive prompt treatment for their physical and cognitive impairment. It is highly uncommon for a medical professional to identify a traumatic brain injury. It is only with time that a healthcare professional might validate the injury if the victim is lucky.
If you or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, they could suffer long-term impairment. For such reasons, it is vital to seek compensation if the injury was caused because of another person’s negligence. Our San Francisco brain injury attorneys have helped those injured recover the compensation they deserve to secure their future. We are here to help you fight for your rights and help you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact our San Francisco brain injury lawyers today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a consultation!