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Recognizing the long-term consequences of a brain injury

Brain injuries occur more frequently than most people believe and can be more devastating than you know. In 2020, there were more than 64,000 deaths connected to brain injuries. Recognizing the severity and the risks associated with brain injuries is important, but you should also understand why anyone suffering a brain injury should seek restitution.

Any additional blow to the head could be traumatic

Once someone suffers a brain injury of any kind, they are more susceptible to additional injuries if struck again. The tissue becomes more vulnerable and more easily injured. This can lead to debilitating injuries later.

Brain injuries increase the risk of cognitive decline

When you suffer any form of traumatic brain injury, the damage to your brain tissue puts you at greater risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Memory loss, focus issues, frequent headaches and impulse control may occur.

Brain injury patients may face disability

Depending on the severity of the injury and the prognosis for recovery, some brain injury patients spend the rest of their lives on disability because they are unable to work. Even the subtle effects of a brain injury can lead to irritability, short-term memory issues and communication challenges that make it hard to hold down a job.

With the risk of lasting effects from a brain injury, it is important to consider the restitution you deserve. Understand how an injury like this can affect the rest of your life before you decide whether or not to pursue a personal injury claim.