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Do you have a traumatic brain injury?

On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
November 8, 2019

As a worker in California who has received a blow to the head, you could end up having to deal with a brain injury. Though these injuries can vary in severity, it is best to treat any brain injury seriously. Traumatic brain injuries in particular can have a lasting impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life.

Mayo Clinic discusses the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs. These injuries can have both physical and mental symptoms. Physically, TBIs can cause you to have issues with headaches, vision, and even balance depending on what area of the brain is affected. You are typically required to refrain from physical activity after a TBI as well, as moving around could aggravate the swelling and cause the physical pain to worsen.

Mentally, you can experience changes in behavior and personality. TBI victims will sometimes become more aggressive and have less control over their temper and compulsions due to the area of the brain that is injured. You may be easier to anger and more likely to lash out. You may have less control over your temper. You can also become easily frustrated and confused. Many victims also suffer from memory loss and have trouble recalling things either from the distant or recent past.

TBIs can be difficult to live with and the adjustment can take a long time and a lot of patience. This is why many people who suffer from an incident that leads to a TBI decide to seek financial compensation. It may help with the costs of care as the recovery process continues.

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