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The Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

When you break your arm or need stitches, your doctor will give you a reasonable recovery timeline. When you suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), however, recovery can take months or even years of rehabilitation. Also, many head injury victims suffer an array of lifelong consequences. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating.

Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.

While compensation can never make up for the devastating consequences of a brain injury, it can help cover your medical costs and support you or your loved ones. At Heimanson & Wolf, we have helped a large number of brain injury victims in getting the support they need to continue their recovery and move on with their lives as best they can. If you or your family has been affected by a traumatic brain injury in Los Angeles, we may be able to assist you. Call us today to schedule a private, free meeting with an experienced head injury attorney.

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