What Are the Cognitive Symptoms of a TBI?

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are devastating to victims and their families. A leading cause of disability and death in the United States, TBIs are caused by sudden trauma to the brain.

    Depending on the severity of the injury to your brain, a TBI can affect you in many ways, from mild to catastrophic. Some victims will recover, and some will face the unfortunate situation of living with cognitive symptoms for the rest of their lives.

     

    TBI Symptoms Can Affect Your Life

    Whether your TBI is mild or severe, cognitive symptoms are common and can impair your thinking skills. Your TBI symptoms may affect your day-to-day life temporarily or permanently.

    Cognitive symptoms you may suffer after a TBI include the following:

    • Memory loss
    • Delay in the processing of information, such as having trouble having a conversation with others
    • Learning difficulty
    • Lack of concentration and attention deficits
    • Changes in your awareness of your surroundings
    • Trouble with reasoning and problem-solving
    • Feeling disorganized and having trouble with organizational issues
    • Reacting impulsively

    With a more severe TBI, you may experience impaired spatial cognition and lose some or all of your ability to function on your own, including participating in activities that were once effortless, such as walking and moving around, driving, getting dressed, bathing, and being able to take care of yourself.

     

    Get the Help You Need

    Getting proper medical care is essential to your recovery after a TBI, but medical care isn’t free. That’s why many victims choose to file a personal injury claim to get the compensation they deserve after they have suffered a brain injury.

    A lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP can help you seek financial compensation for your injury. To schedule a free consultation, call 1-844-404-2400 or contact us through our website.