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Victims of Traumatic Head Injuries Must Prepare for the Worst

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I have represented a number of clients who have suffered serious head injuries after traumatic incidents. The traumatic brain injuries have resulted from car and motorcycle accidents, from falls and injury both in and outside of the workplace, and even from intentional conduct including bar fights and shaken baby syndrome. In each instance, the nature of the injury, even with competent medical experts’ evaluation, could never be fully comprehended. The human brain is a complex organ which even the most intelligent scientists have only touched the surface of understanding. The long term effects of trauma, even as benign as a minor concussion, remain unknown even today.

When caring for a loved one who has suffered an head injury expect to deal with loss of speech, loss of vocabulary, sleep changes, fatigue, changes in emotions and uncontrolled outbursts, headaches, compulsiveness, distraction and many other sequelae. It goes without saying, in view of the foregoing, that caring for a loved one who has suffered a traumatic brain injury can be overwhelming. Your loved one’s doctors and where appropriate, any experienced injury lawyer, should be able to provide both help and guidance to work through these problems, so you do not have to carry the burdens alone.