TBIs: How Brain Injuries Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

February 7, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

People who sustain traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often experience a host of iView Postssues as a result of their injury. Generally speaking, mild brain injuries like concussions do not result in long-term health issues, as the symptoms associated with them tend to clear up in a matter of weeks or months.  In cases of moderate or severe TBI, however, victims often develop medical problems that can last for years and have a lifelong impact on their health or quality of life.

Cognitive Problems


Many people who sustain moderate-to-severe TBIs develop cognitive issues that affect them on a daily basis. These can include issues with comprehension, communication, attention, and memory. TBI victims that have cognitive problems as a result of their injury often are unable to work or take care of themselves, resulting in an impaired quality of life and the need for significant financial assistance.

Physical Disabilities


If the parts of the brain that are responsible for motor function are damaged, individuals may experience significant physical problems as well. These could include difficulties speaking, walking, or issues with bowel and bladder control. These kinds of problems often result in significant health complications, as victims are unable to sleep well, get proper nutrition, or get adequate exercise.



There is a well-documented link between traumatic brain injuries and depression. For this reason, the mental health of many TBI victims suffers as a result of their injury. Depression can take a toll on personal relationships, work performance, and overall life satisfaction. Importantly, depression can occur as a result of even mild TBIs, so anyone that has sustained a head injury should be certain to be on the lookout for signs of depression.

These Losses May be Compensable

Fortunately for people who are facing long-term issues associated with a TBI, if they can establish that their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, they may be able to recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. There are a variety of accidents often caused by negligence that have the potential to result in a traumatic brain injury, including the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and falls

Injury to a Child

If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s essential to consult with an experienced child brain injury lawyer who specializes in such cases. They can help you navigate the legal complexities specific to child brain injuries.

Call an Indianapolis Brain Injury Attorney Today


At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many brain injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced brain injury attorney handling your case.  Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home.  Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.

[1] https://medlineplus.gov/traumaticbraininjury.html

[2] http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/18/brain.injury.depression/