Neuropsychiatric Problems

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Traumatic brain injury symptoms can affect a person in a variety of ways: cognitively, physically, emotionally and financially. Symptoms experienced by those with these types of injuries include, but are not limited, to short and long-term memory loss, attentional issues, and communication problems. Perhaps more significant physical symptoms may prevail, including seizures, loss of smell or taste, headaches/migraines, balance problems, as well as speech impairments. As you can see, one's quality of life is substantially diminished due to neuropsychiatric problems. Individuals who are experiencing head injuries or illness associated with brain function will often need to seek out professionals who can meet their medical and emotional needs. Therapies of all sorts require a great deal of time and money, which coupled with a lack of employment or extended time off of work, can be a significant financial strain. That's why it's important to seek legal assistance if you believe you deserve compensation for the trauma you sustained.

According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 1.5 million Americans will sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, and it is estimated that more than 50,000 Americans die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually. It is also estimated that 5.3 million Americans are forced to live with conditions resulting from TBI, such as physical and mental problems that affect work life, family life, and social activity. Traumatic brain injury is a serious risk factor for subsequent neuropsychiatric disorders.

Traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface, and can be caused by everything from a tiny fracture to penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected long after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already occurred. Keep in mind that long-term studies of brain injury patients suggests that TBI may, in some individuals, cause vulnerability to psychiatric illness, which could require costly re-hospitalizations.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in any level of brain injury, you should contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you assess the long-term consequences of your injury and to help you recover damages.

While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, you are certainly entitled to recover current and future medical expenses resulting from your accident. In some cases, you may even be able to recover monies for pain and suffering. Did you know that brain injuries are the leading cause of disability in the United States, to varying degrees, and there are specific guidelines that one must follow in order to receive social security? Did you know that motor vehicle accidents are the main source for at least half of the traumatic brain injuries reported in the US each year? This is why it is essential that you contact an attorney if you suspect an injury has taken place.

Don't wait to contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney. Statutes of limitations apply in most states, so procrastination could cost you your case. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for experience and success, and remember to ask the attorney if he or she has a strict focus on brain injury.
As you can imagine, a variety of things could happen, after an individual is accused of committing a brain injury crime.

To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in your area, visit the American Bar Association website. There is a lawyer locator there that can help you find a qualified professional who can answer your questions, and get you the compensation you deserve!


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