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.
Nowadays, however, 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, and leave a
catastrophic imprint on the individual’s life – but by building
new synaptic connections and working with skilled specialists, some patients
may have hope for reduced symptoms and increased quality of life in the future.
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
Here at 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 a free case evaluation!