Nowadays most brain specialists agree that even severe brain damage can
begin to heal with time, rest, and proper treatment. Of course, certain
brain injuries may still be considered permanent, however, by working
with skilled specialists, some patients may have hope for reduced symptoms
and increased quality of life.
Today’s viewpoint stands opposed to what doctors used to believe
in the past. In the past, many people believed that brain damage was an
immutable condition after a serious accident. In addition to altering
behavior, memory, mood, physical functioning, and many other aspects of
a person’s day-to-day life, a
traumatic brain injury (TBI) was assumed to be completely untreatable in most cases, and many
physicians focused on “symptom management” rather than curative
therapy or treatments.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Brains are surprisingly delicate organs, and because they govern our entire
body and all of our behavioral processes, even the smallest of injuries
can have unpredictable outcomes.
Some of the most common causes of brain injury include blunt force trauma
to the head, a stroke, or a lack of oxygen in the womb, but there are
hundreds of other ways for your brain to become injured. Here are a few
other common causes for brain injury:
Once critically damaged, your brain’s cells (or neurons) will begin
to die. Unlike other cells in our bodies, neurons can’t grow back
once lost. This can lead to memory loss, speech impairment, cognitive
problems, and many other negative outcomes depending on the degree of
Fortunately, the synaptic connections between neurons
can be reinstated, as you re-learn how to perform basic tasks again. Over
time, more and more synapses will build, effectively “re-wiring”
the brain and mitigating the effects of your injury.
Getting Fair Compensation for Injuries
the Law Office of James M. Stanley, our attorneys understand the importance of getting the right medical
treatment after your accident. With the help of our skilled legal team,
you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, which will
allay the costs of any therapeutic or medical needs.
Whatever the reason for your brain injury – or the degree of your
symptoms – we can apply over 35 years of experience to your case,
and advocate for your interests with the insurance company or in court.
Call (817) 591-4222 today for afree case evaluation!