Is Traumatic Brain Injury Permanent?
Because damaged brain cells cannot repair or regenerate themselves, brain damage following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be permanent. Damage to the brain caused by serious injuries can be confined to a single area of the brain or it can affect multiple areas. Depending on the extent of damage, the effects of TBI can range from mild to severe.
The lifetime care costs for survivors of severe traumatic brain injuries can cost hundreds of thousands -and even millions – of dollars. If you or someone you loved suffered TBI because of someone’s negligence, an attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
The experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd have helped clients throughout Providence for over 45 years. We have the knowledge, skill, and resources needed to successfully handle these highly complex cases.
What Is the Long-Term Impact of TBI?
Despite advancements in the early diagnosis and treatment of TBI, the fact remains that moderate to severe brain injuries can be life-changing events for many people, as they can cause permanent mental and physical disability. Common tasks or job duties that were once routine can become much more difficult to perform than they were before the injury.
These challenges can also impact a TBI victim’s personal life. Following a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, a person may have difficulty taking part in social or recreational activities, and difficulty making and maintaining social and professional relationships.
Some of the long-term effects of TBI are detailed below.
Disabilities and Motor Deficits
In many cases, brain damage suffered in moderate to severe TBI results in motor deficits and disabilities for the victims. While the term disability describes the loss of mental or physical function caused by brain damage, motor deficits refer specifically to the impairment of movement or motor skills.
Examples of motor deficits and disabilities caused by moderate to severe TBI include conditions such as paralysis, trouble walking, or difficulty with fine motor skills, such as buttoning a shirt.
The cognitive effects of a brain injury affect the way a person remembers, learns, and thinks. Different cognitive abilities stem from different areas of the brain, so TBI can impact skills such as language, problem-solving, concentration, memory, and speed of thought.
Additionally, a TBI victim may struggle with visual perception skills, meaning that may have difficulty making sense of everyday shapes or pictures, finding their way around a building, or recognizing certain objects or human faces.
TBI can cause extreme physical, emotional, and financial harm to injury victims and their families. The medical costs associated with traumatic brain injuries can easily reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. For survivors of severe TBI, the cost of lifetime care can reach millions.
If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, an experienced attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for lost income and the costs of medical expenses, which can include things like general treatment, therapy, prescriptions, at-home care, assistive devices, or home modifications.
Choosing a TBI Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury cases go far beyond the average personal injury case. Claims involving TBIs require the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney who is familiar with these specific types of injuries and the special considerations that accompany them.
You need a seasoned legal team behind you with the experience and expertise you need to pursue the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled under the law.
The TBI lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd have extensive experience in these complex cases. We understand both the medicine and the law involved in traumatic brain injury claims. We have a proven history of success in helping TBI victims recover the compensation they need and deserve to move forward.
Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Providence Today
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd can help. Our law firm is familiar with these specific types of injuries and the unique issues they involve.
Contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd today online or at (401) 273-8330 for a free initial, no-obligation consultation. Our firm proudly serves clients throughout Rhode Island.