Get Answers To Your Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries
If your life has been turned upside down by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), then you no doubt have many questions. You may not know where to turn. Attorney Nathan Cobb is here for you and can answer your questions, such as those below:
- What is the definition of a TBI?
- What are the symptoms of a TBI?
- What types of treatments are available?
- Can TBIs cause personality change, and, if so, how does this affect a family?
- What compensation is available after a brain injury?
Review the answers below. Call the Law Office of Nathan Cobb at 505-225-2146 or complete our inquiry form to request personalized information from a lawyer.
What is the definition of a TBI?
According to the Mayo Clinic, any form of injury to the head that affects the brain is a TBI. Types of TBIs include concussions, contusions, closed-head injuries, penetrating injuries, and head injuries severe enough to result in long-term comas or vegetative states.
Head injuries known as TBIs range from mild to severe. Those who suffer severe TBIs can experience lifelong negative impacts on their cognitive abilities, motor skills and mood regulation.
What are the symptoms of a TBI?
Common symptoms that victims and their loved ones should watch out for include:
- Memory problems
- Brain fog
- Change in personality
If you notice these signs in yourself or someone who recently experienced a head injury, you should consult a doctor immediately.
What types of treatments are available?
Treatments vary based on the cause and severity of the injury. Common courses of treatment include resting, anti-clotting medication, muscle relaxants and rehabilitative therapy. Neuropsychologists have helped many TBI patients. Some severe cases require brain surgery to repair skull fractures or remove blood clots.
Can TBIs cause personality changes, and, if so, how does that affect family members?
Some patients do report subtle or drastic changes in personality after head trauma. This can leave family members feeling that the person they once knew is completely different. Many family members find solace in support groups and individual therapy.
What compensation is available after a brain injury?
Victims and their families can seek damages for hospital costs, medication, ongoing treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one to a TBI, you may seek compensation for loss of companionship and funeral costs by way of a wrongful death claim. If you need legal guidance in this difficult time, we are here for you.
Reach Out For Help
Your TBI may have been caused by a car crash, slip-and-fall accident, falling object, violent attack or sports accident. You are not alone. Many others have suffered similar injuries. At the Law Office of Nathan Cobb in Albuquerque, we can help you.
Reach out to us for guidance after a serious accident and injury. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Albuquerque office, please call 505-225-2146 or send us an email.