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Effects of Brain Injuries

Long Term Effects of Head and Brain Injuries

Science is constantly uncovering new long term effects of head and brain injuries. It is imperative that a Denver head injury attorney such as PURVIS • Gray Thomson, LLP keeps current with ongoing research on head and brain injuries. Our Denver head injury law firm imparts this information to all of our clients and their families.
Statistics show about 1.5 million Americans suffer brain injuries each year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately three million Americans currently live with a brain injury and need long term help performing day to day activities. These statistics are incredibly high. There is no known cure for traumatic brain injury and the effects of moderate to severe brain injuries can have a long term impact on the victim and their families.

Area of Impact Long Term Effects

  • Brain Stem Disorientation, frustration, anger; and in severe cases of brain injury, coma
  • Temporal Lobe Behavior disorders, seizures
  • Frontal Lobe Decreased judgment, increased impulsivity
  • Cognitive Poor concentration, confusion, memory loss; difficulty learning new concepts, solving problems, making decisions, planning, and judgment; loss of vision, hearing, taste, and sense of touch
  • Language Difficulty speaking and performing mathematical operations resulting in anger and frustration
  • Motor Lack of coordination, muscle contractions, Parkinson's disease
  • Physical Lack of balance, coordination, strength, and fine motor skills; seizures
  • Emotional Depression, anxiety, moodiness, insomnia, confusion, frustration, and agitation

The family of brain injury victims also feels long term effects as well. The person's personality can become different, and they can develop different habits and moods which can be unnerving. Severe brain injury cases will require intense treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care. Sometimes a family is not equipped to handle these brain injury long term effects at home.

Our head injury law firms in Denver and Boulder at PURVIS • Gray Thomson, LLP will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the head injury long term effects you or your family member may have. Call us at 303-442-3366 or use our email web form.