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:
- Violent assault and battery
- Hypoxia (lack of oxygen) from drowning or suffocation
- Asphyxiation or chemical exposure
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Brain tumors
- Military explosions
- Workplace accidents
- Infections and inflammation
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 your injury.
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 afree case evaluation!