How can a traumatic brain injury impact your life?

| Oct 15, 2019 | Brain Injuries |

If you’ve been in a major car accident that caused a violent jerking of the head, had a fall where you struck your head or otherwise suffered trauma to your head, it is possible you have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While most people in North Carolina fully recover from mild traumatic brain injuries, a severe one can have devastating consequences.

The symptoms of a severe TBI

 If you believe you or someone you know has suffered from a TBI, it is important to consult a doctor so you can make a plan for recovery and avoid activities that may exacerbate the injury. Mayoclinic provides a list of TBI symptoms, including those for moderate to severe TBIs.

In the worst cases, TBI can put you into a coma or cause other issues with your conscious awareness. You may find you have a new speech impediment. It is possible you could develop a change in personality depending on what part of your brain is damaged. All of these symptoms could affect your work and personal relationships.

You may find yourself no longer able to drive or perform physical tasks that require dexterity if you have suffered from a loss of coordination or the numbness that can sometimes result from a TBI. It is also possible to have convulsions and seizures or sudden bouts of nausea and vomiting. A persistent severe headache could also be debilitating, affecting your focus and mood. For some people, these symptoms are temporary, while for others they can be lifelong.

This is an informative article about the potentially life-altering effects of TBI and is not legal advice.