In recent years, researchers have made considerable progress in learning how traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact one’s long-term mental and emotional health. A study from the University of Copenhagen, for example, found that people who had suffered TBI had a 65 percent greater chance of developing schizophrenia and were 59 percent more likely to have depression than the average individual.
Additionally, researchers now believe that brain injuries suffered in childhood could leave victims especially susceptible to developing mental illnesses later in life.
Calculating the long-term costs of TBI
These recent studies add even greater complexity to how injury victims should proceed when dealing with TBI-related claims. When someone else’s negligence leads to a head injury, you may need to seek compensation not only for your immediate medical expenses, but also how much you believe you will need to pay for care and treatment for the long term.
In addition, you and your personal injury attorney may need to factor in lost wages if the symptoms of your TBI leave you unable to work and earn income for you and your loved ones. And, if your head injury causes problems like chronic pain, constant headaches and depression, you may be able to seek compensation for physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering.
A brain injury has the potential to cause serious complications to your health, negatively permanently impacting your quality of life. For the dependable legal advice you need after an accident, consult a dedicated Bradenton personal injury attorney with Shapiro, Goldman, Babbonni & Walsh.