A Difficult Diagnosis To Endure
While some traumatic brain injuries may be immediately apparent, others such as concussions can be frustratingly difficult to properly diagnose and treat. Observers who are not with the affected person every day may believe he or she has recovered, when in fact, pain and other negative effects often linger well beyond the initial emergency care stage of recovery. Common long-term symptoms include:
- Damage to cognitive functions, which can lead to a severely diminished quality of life
- Personality changes and mood swings, which can have a detrimental effect on not only the victim but also the family and friends of the victim as well
- Physical symptoms such as throbbing headaches of a traumatic brain injury that can linger for extended periods
- Dizziness, irritability, forgetfulness and sensitivity to light
A host of other symptoms can keep people from living normal lives – particularly if they lose the ability to resume their job or to perform basic tasks such as driving as a result of their injuries. It can be challenging or impossible for head injury survivors to return to work even part time or to resume their prior roles in family life, with effects often lasting months or years.
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As you recover from a serious head injury it is important to be able to depend upon a compassionate yet tough personal injury attorney. Your lawyer should be experienced at working with people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury and ready to take your case to trial, if necessary. If we accept your case, you can count on us to fight for your right to the resources and help you need to help you recover as well as you can. You may need to work with appropriate professionals such as an occupational therapist or a neuropsychologist. We will pursue all appropriate support that compensation can make possible for you.
To learn more about what Brignole, Bush & Lewis can do for you after a serious accident, email our firm to schedule a complimentary consultation about your case. You can also call our Hartford offices at 860-856-8361.