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In most cases, an acquired brain injury only affects one part of the brain. However, it can also affect the entire brain. A brain injury can be caused by water submersion, strangulation, drowning, shunt failure, water on the brain, toxic exposure and a fungal or parasitic infection.
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In many cases, acquired brain injuries are caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or water submersion. Both of these things can deprive the brain of oxygen. This often happens after a skier gets into an accident and loses consciousness. A brain injury can also occur if a person does not get emergency assistance immediately after a suffocation or choking incident. The affects a brain injury has on a person is largely dependent on the part of the brain that is affected. Some people may experience memory deficits and personality changes. A brain injury can also result in paralysis and even death.
Sleeping problems, appetite changes, motor skill deterioration, changes in temperament, lack of focus and anxiety are some of the symptoms that a person may experience after suffering a brain injury. In many cases, a person’s career is ended as the result of a brain injury. The family members of the victim can hold the person who is responsible for the emotional and financial losses that occur as the result of a brain injury.
The extent and type of injury depend on the parts of the brain that were affected. It is common for people with brain injuries to experience the following:
- Sensory loss
- Memory loss
- Neck pain
- Spine pain
- Diminished cognitive function
- Partial or full paralysis
Some people notice an improvement in their symptoms over time. However, in many cases, these symptoms are life-changing and permanent. Some people do not notice the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after the injury occurs. Once people realize the full extent of their injuries, they may need to become more dependent on their family members and friends. They may also be required to hire a caregiver. Even if people have a minor brain injury, they may still experience symptoms that affect their ability to complete their daily activities.
Our attorneys understand the effects that a brain injury can have on your every day life. We will analyze your case and try our best to get you the compensation you deserve.
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