Auto accidents, slips and falls, sports activities and other such incidents may result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. After suffering traumatic brain injuries, many focus on the physical effects, such as headaches, nausea, dizziness or vision problems. However, head trauma may also impact people’s thinking, memory and social interactions.
Sometimes confused with other health problems, recognizing the cognitive, memory and social issues that can result from traumatic brain injuries may help those living with them to obtain the medical treatment and care they need.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries cause cognition problems for some people. For instance, this may include having difficulty concentrating, feeling slowed down or struggling to think clearly.
Memory issues sometimes accompany traumatic brain injuries. For example, a person may have difficulty with short-term or long-term recollection, such as remembering what he did last week on Tuesday night or the name of the first youth sports team he played on.
Social and emotional issues
According to the National Library of Medicine, TBIs also commonly lead to social or emotional issues for those who suffer from them. For instance, people may experience behavioral or mood changes, such as displaying increased irritability and agitation or sadness.
These and the other common symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries occasionally impede people from performing day-to-day tasks, including their job duties. If caused due to the negligence or carelessness of others, those who suffer TBIs may consider consulting with an attorney to learn more about their options for pursuing compensatory damages.