Many people are not prepared to deal with the long-term effects of traumatic
brain injuries (TBI) or spinal cord injuries. These types of severe injuries
can require years of specialized medical treatment which can result in
financial hardship for the injured person. In his blog, we explain the
long term effects of TBI and spinal cord injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Moderate and severe TBI often results with impaired memory and cognition.
This is because these types of injuries tend to damage the part of the
brain that allows us to remember things. This can result in both long-term
and short-term memory loss. Basic tasks like remembering appointments
or returning emails become difficult for people with traumatic brain injuries.
People can sometimes remain in a state of confusion or are unable to store
memories for a significant amount of time after suffering a traumatic
brain injury. The loss of memory from the moment of the brain injury onward
is called post-traumatic amnesia. This form of amnesia can last for a
few minutes, to several weeks or months depending on how severe the brain
Spinal Cord Injuries
Severe spinal cord injuries can result in both total and partial paralysis
of a person’s body or limbs. In addition to paralysis, spinal cord
injuries can also cause:
- Cardiovascular Complications
- Respiratory Complications
- Urinary & Bowel Complications
- Neuropathic Pain
- Pressure Ulcers
- Osteoporosis & Bone Fractures
People with severe spinal cord injuries often have difficulty performing
the most simple of tasks. They also tend to suffer a great deal of pain
if they attempt to do things that they used to perform effortlessly before
their spinal cord injury.
Want to learn more about traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries? Contact our Hartford team of personal injury attorneys
to get assistance today.