The victim of a traumatic brain injury may never completely recover, forced to live with long-lasting health complications that may require additional surgeries, therapies and medications.
Whether a driver crashed his car into your bicycle, a distracted big-rig truck driver slammed into your car, or you sustained injuries as a passenger in a car driven by a drunk person, you may have to cope with the long-term effects from a traumatic brain injury.
Headaches and personality changes
Some long-term effects from a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Memory loss: Short-term memory loss is not uncommon from a serious head injury. While attempting to overcome this, you may resort to memory-building exercises and temporary reliance of others.
- Frequent headaches: Expect headaches early on after your injury. However, there is a chance they may surface regularly and never go away.
- Struggles with verbal communication: You know what you want to say but you cannot. The route from your brain to your mouth has suffered a disconnect – temporary or permanent. Even the wrong words may come out. Therapy may help.
- Seizures: Recurring seizures in the form of post-traumatic epilepsy may occur and stay with you for weeks, months or even years.
- Changes in personality: The mild-mannered and polite person you once were still exists, but may be hidden by an irritable, angry and easily annoyed person who now swears like a sailor. Mood swings, depression and anxiety may be among other symptoms to surface.
The negligence of another party has led to this outcome. Fight to regain your health and fight for a legal outcome that will prove advantageous to you.
Confront this challenge
Your brain – which controls many areas such as memory, motor skills, thought and emotion – sustained a serious injury. You will have one of the biggest challenges in your life to overcome this injury and get back on track. Get ready and understand that you can achieve this goal.