The study of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its multiple causes is rapidly evolving. Doctors and scientists are only now beginning to understand the complexities of a brain injury. The human brain is a delicate organ and susceptible to injury in a variety of ways. Injury can be caused by direct impact, by acceleration/deceleration alone, or by shock waves. In addition to direct trauma to the brain, a TBI can cause secondary injuries arising out of the disruption of blood flow to the brain.
A traumatic brain injury can result in a variety of cognitive deficits, and often victims of these injuries have difficulty even recognizing the extent of their deficits. Brain injury victims often suffer from problems with concentration and attention. They often have memory problems and can struggle with confusion. Often, these brain injuries can result in difficulty with processing and delays in word finding. The care costs of a person with a severe brain injury can climb into the millions. Additionally, clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries often lose their ability to earn a living, and with it, their health insurance and other employment-related benefits.
It is all too common that a victim of a traumatic brain injury has a significant psychological impact. Often symptoms such as impulsiveness, anger and frustration accompany a diagnosis of a brain injury. It is not uncommon for brain injury victims to struggle with depression. It is usually advisable to get a psychological assessment from a proper medical professional if these symptoms arise. These injuries can be devastating, and they often impact family members of the victims as well as the victims themselves. It is often advisable to find support groups to help deal with the fallout from these types of injuries. One of those resources is The Centre for Neuro Skills. https://www.neuroskills.com/
Typically, in cases where a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the medical treatment itself may not reflect the extent of the injury. Doctors are often limited in the amount of medical options they have to offer a patient. A person who suffers a severe brain injury may not undergo a substantial amount of medical treatment or incur sizeable medical expenses. As a result, we often focus on the human impact on the victim and we utilize expert witnesses such as neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists to help explain these injuries.
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