Cognitive Defects After a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can leave the sufferer facing many cognitive defects, problems or deficits. Over the 25 years or so that I have been helping people with traumatic brain injuries, I have seen many of these problems manifest themselves.
TBI causes several kinds of damage to the brain that affect the cerebral cortex, subcortical nuclear structures or other brain structures. TBI and symptoms after concussion, vary from mild to severe. Memory loss is one of the most common symptoms I see. Attention deficits and working memory problems can have a severe impact on your life.
You can receive a traumatic brain injury from a fall in a supermarket when your head hits the floor or a car accident where your head hits the windshield or is shaken significantly
Cognitive deficits affect how you think and how you behave. I have seen some severe and sad effects of memory loss. In some cases a brain injury sufferer may not believe they have these problems. Anosognosia is a condition in which TBI sufferers are in denial about their cognitive deficits.
Another cognitive deficit is the ability to make decisions or make judgments. There can be a loss of that part of the brain that allows you to have executive functions. All day we are making executive decisions to get simple things accomplished. There are lot of different thing that can happen as a result of traumatic brain injury.
There are other things like the ability to focus on a task that can affect you brain or your life.
As part of our series on traumatic brain injuries this month, we have looked at a number of problems caused by traumatic brain injuries such as speech and language disorders and how a traumatic brain injury can impair your sex drive.
These are very real and terrifying problems. They may also be permanent. That’s why if you are injured due to the fault of another person, you need to recover the most and look at all of the parties you can recover from. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation after a traumatic brain injury at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com