The highly-publicized lawsuits against the National Football League and
the National Hockey League have brought the seriousness of brain injuries
to light. Concussions are common in both sports leagues, and the long-term
effects of repeated head injuries are just now beginning to emerge on
a grander scale. The long-term effects of these injuries can be devastating
compared to the short-term ones, meaning that head injuries must be taken
extremely seriously from the moment they occur. What are some of these
long-term effects? Let’s take a look at just a few of them now.
Seizures: Even a mild brain traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to seizures if
left unattended or untreated. Seizures can be life-threatening, and severe
seizures can result in someone needing constant attention for the rest
of their life.
Depression: Studies have shown that brain injuries can lead to increased bouts with
depression, and in some cases victims can also see increased levels of
aggressive behavior, anger issues, and possibly emotional turmoil. When
these issues impact a person’s life, they can lose their job, alienate
friends leading to social isolation, and even lead to suicide in some
cases as well.
Progressive Dementia: Scientists and researchers have shown a strong positive link between brain
injuries, such as concussions, and progressive dementia, with dementia
symptoms being shown at a much earlier age for those with many head injuries.
Parkinsonism: Parkinson ’s disease is a muscular disorder that is caused by the
brain losing its ability to fully control muscle movement. Michael J.
Fox is perhaps the most famous sufferer of this disease, which leads to
Vertigo: Vertigo is a disorder in which an individual loses the ability to balance
themselves and become easily disoriented.
Memory Loss: memory loss can occur in varying degrees as a result of a head injury,
including both short-term effects and longer-term permanent memory loss
and loss of the ability to retain information completely.
The long-term effects of a brain injury may not become immediately apparent;
sometimes these symptoms can take six months or more to materialize. The
key to alleviating a number of these symptoms is to obtain high-quality,
regular medical and rehabilitative care that can help you detect and treat
these conditions early on. This can be an expensive endeavor, which means
you should also pursue compensation with the assistance of a Palm Beach
personal injury attorney.
Lauri J. Goldstein and her renowned team have served the residents of Palm Beach, Stuart,
and Martin County for many years, developing a reputation as an aggressive
and dedicate advocate for the injured and bereaved. We understand the
difficulties you may be experiencing after your brain injury, and we work
hard to demonstrate the impact it has on your life to the courts in order
to obtain the maximum possible compensation on your behalf.
free consultation, call Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates today at 866.975.4427 and get
the assistance you need with your brain injury.