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You can seek compensation after a traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2016 | Brain Injury

After a traumatic brain injury, you likely suffered from some serious side effects. Common side effects include things like having trouble collecting your thoughts, having a short attention span, and losing your memory.

There are four main kinds of symptoms you can suffer. These include cognitive, physical, behavioral, and perceptual. With cognitive, for instance, you can suffer symptoms such as being unable to understand abstract concepts or being unable to express your thoughts clearly.

Physical symptoms can include things like extreme mental and physical fatigue, persistent headaches, seizures, tremors, sleep disorders, sensitivity to light, slurred speech, and a loss of consciousness. Paralysis can also be a symptom of a traumatic brain injury.

When it comes to changes in behavior, you may not notice these symptoms right away; however, others around you might. These behaviors can include irritability, a reduced tolerance to stress, heightened emotions or reactions to events in your life, or increased aggressive behaviors.

Perceptual changes are things like changes in your vision or hearing, disorders that make it hard to taste or smell, balance issues or a high sensitivity to pain.

These symptoms can be minor or severe; you may have one or two, or you may suffer from them all. What’s important to recognize is that you have a right to seek compensation if you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence. That right means you can ask for the compensation you need to live comfortably after your injuries; you deserve to have your medical care covered for as long as possible, so you can heal without concerns about money. Our website has more information on the steps you can take to make sure your care is covered.