Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Can Range From Relatively Minor to Catastrophic
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range from relatively minor to catastrophic depending on a number of factors, for example, the location of the injury, severity of impact, age and health of the victim and timing and quality of treatment. Some of the effects of a brain injury can be unexpected and are especially trying on interpersonal relationships, especially in cases where there is a personality change often involving depression and anger issues. In many cases, the individual is left unemployable or unable to carry out the job they had prior to the brain injury. In serious cases, brain injury victims are left completely dependent on family or professional care givers.
Recovery can be a difficult process for both the victim and their family. While some individuals who experience a brain injury recover fully or partially, many brain injuries are permanent it is possible for some symptoms to actually worsen over time. Another challenge for a victim of brain injury is that it often accompanies other injuries.
Head and traumatic brain injuries may include long-term effects such as:
- Nausea and Vomiting;
- Short and long-term memory loss;
- Impaired cognitive function;
- Partial paralysis;
- Extreme Fatigue or lethargy
- Blurred vision or other vision problems including sensitivity to light;
- Ringing in the ears
- Change in personality;
- Lack of motor coordination;
- Difficulty balancing;
- Changes in sleep patterns;
- Slurred speech;
- Aphasia (word-finding difficulties);
- Weakness or numbness in the limbs;
- Loss of coordination;
- Lack of motivation;
- Difficulty with social relationships;
- Difficulty taking part in recreational or social activities;
- Difficulty with attention, focus or concentration;
- Slow processing speed;
- Appetite changes;
- Loss of control of bowel and bladder;
- Hormonal changes;
Brain Injury Lawyers in Canada
Smith Thompson’s Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers are determined professionals who work hard to establish liability on the at-fault party and secure fair compensation for clients of such serious injuries. Our goal is to ensure the victims of these tragic injuries recover settlements that are sufficient to allow them to live their lives as independently and comfortably as possible.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for a Victim’s Justice
There are many types of rehabilitation, treatments and coping strategies available for a brain injury victim. Smith Thompson’s personal injury lawyers in Edmonton take brain injuries very seriously and will work with you to ensure you receive the compensation necessary to take advantage of the many different kinds of supports and services available that attempt to restore the parts of life that have been affected by brain injury.
Contact Edmonton’s Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you are seeking compensation and settlement for the pain and suffering endured by you or a loved one, the Brain Injury Lawyers at Smith Thompson are only a phone call away. We often represent our clients on a contingency fee basis so we don’t collect any legal fees until your case is settled. Call our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation today.