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What Special Considerations May Be Available for Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Whether due to a vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall injury or a myriad of other causes, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) produce sometimes-devastating results:

  • Loss of consciousness/disorientation
  • Memory/concentration problems
  • Headache/dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Blurred vision/ringing ears
  • Mood changes/depression/anxiety
  • Changes in sleep patterns

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Indiana

What’s new in today’s discussion of TBI is a concept coined by the Brain Injury Network: “Post Traumatic Brain Injury Syndrome,” in which symptoms of TBI may surface years after the injury occurred. Particularly in cases of children with TBI, this can be problematic. Because the injury may be long forgotten when symptoms appear, they may be attributed to other factors such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Dr. Ann Glang, featured in a video on Brainline.org, explains, “The biggest challenge with children, as they age, is that often they ‘grow into’ their injury. So we might have a child who’s injured at 18 months in a car crash. They are treated medically. They go back home and they seem to be developing fine. So [in 3rd or 4th Grade] maybe Johnny starts having trouble. Nobody remembers at 18 months, he had an injury. Nobody connects those dots, and that happens an awful lot.”

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries After Indiana Car Accident

What this means to the legal community is that when a brain injury occurs in an auto accident, for instance, the potential future needs of the victim may be a consideration. Should a settlement provide for ongoing neurological and/or psychological testing to ensure that further symptoms of TBI can be recognized and addressed? Absolutely.

If you or a family member suffered a brain injury, Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC will provide a free consultation to help protect your rights and stand up to insurance companies.

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