Traumatic Brain Injury Effects

Long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can have lifelong effects on victims. It is usually difficult to tell what long-term effects the injury will have on the victim due to initial brain swelling. Once the swelling goes away, sometimes many of the effects of the brain injury go away as well, so until the swelling is gone long-term brain injury effects are not easy to diagnose. However, any long-term effects after a brain injury can be physical, cognitive, psychological, and can affect the victim’s speech and language.

Common long-term traumatic brain injury effects include:

Physical Cognitive Language/Speech Psychological
Changes in weight Difficulty concentrating Difficulty forming sentences Depression
Changes in hair, skin, and nails Difficulty organizing thoughts Difficulty using the correct words Acting without thinking
Body Temperature changes Easy confusion Difficulty interpreting others Mood swings
Recurring Sinus Infections Learning disabilities Difficulty reading, writing, and problem solving  
Headaches Social impairments Slurred speech  
Loss of Hearing/eyesight Inappropriate behavior Difficulty saying words consistently  
Sleep difficulties Difficulty with making decisions    
Frequent colds      


Patients who suffer from a traumatic brain injury will need continuous support and care from those close to them as well as doctors and specialists, especially if they suffer any of the above long-term effects. Doctors and specialists will help traumatic brain injury victims and their families not only cope with the extreme life change after the injury, but also help to rebuild any loss of function be it physical, cognitive, speech/language, or psychological.

If you or a loved one is suffering from the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury, please, contact our brain injury lawyers at 1-800-444-5309 or email us now for a free consultation.

Our Pennsylvania Brain Injury Lawyers want to help you and your loved ones after the tragedy you have experienced. We, along with our team of medical and legal experts, will fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

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