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What are the possible complications of a traumatic brain injury?

While the initial impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be severe, the long-term complications can be even more devastating. The ripple of this damage may affect every aspect of your life, making it difficult to work, maintain relationships and even perform simple day-to-day activities.

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, it’s crucial to understand the potential long-term implications. Let’s look at the possible health impacts of this injury to help you understand the challenges you may face and the significance of seeking immediate medical care and legal guidance after a car crash.

Immediate and long-term effects of TBI

Seizures, stroke and coma are common complications that may immediately be apparent for TBI patients. Brain infections and blood clots are also common.

The risk of these complications decreases as time passes and your condition stabilizes. However, some issues, like seizures, may continue even after your condition improves.

Additionally, you may also be at risk of developing new health problems months after sustaining the injury. While some of these complications may be temporary, some may last longer and even last for life.

Cognition issues, such as difficulty in learning and remembering, may occur months after your accident. You may also experience double vision, loss of the sense of taste and ringing in your ears.

You may also develop difficulties in communicating with others. You may find yourself having trouble talking and explaining emotions and thoughts. Changes in behavior are also possible, an issue that may affect your social skills and relationships.

The importance of seeking immediate medical treatment

If you sustained severe wounds after a car accident, the most crucial step to take is to seek medical attention. TBIs often require immediate intervention to minimize further damage and increase the injured’s chances of a full recovery.

Even if your symptoms may seem insignificant at first, it is still crucial to consult a qualified medical professional after the crash. These injuries have subtle effects that may not be immediately apparent. That is why proper diagnosis and treatment are essential in preventing long-term complications.