Cognitive Symptoms Following Brain Injury
One common category of symptoms following traumatic brain injury would be cognitive problems and this includes: trouble reading, word finding issues, short-term memory problems, stuttering, a variety of different cognitive issues can be caused by traumatic brain injury. Typically, in the medical field, these cognitive symptoms are identified by neuropsychologists. It is important that the traumatic brain injury survivor find the right neuropsychologists. One, experienced in finding these subtle changes and identifying them, administering the right tests and that information is then provided back to the treating physician.
Cognitive issues can greatly impact one’s ability to function in day to day society. Cognitive issues can affect every part of the person’s life including their social life, their work life, their private life. All aspects of one’s life can be impacted by cognitive deficits following traumatic brain injury. There is different treatment for a variety of these symptoms and an experienced brain injury attorney will know where to go in the medical community to get this treatment.
Brain injury victims typically experience a variety of cognitive changes after their injury. Common cognitive symptoms following TBI can include the following:
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
- Decreased judgment
- Decreased academic functioning (reading, spelling, math)
- Word finding difficulty
- Stuttering or slurring of words
- Decreased ability to plan
- Difficulty expressing self
- Slower reading
- Loss of creativity
- Difficulty following conversations
- Difficulty understanding others
- Decreased comprehension
- Lack of self control
- Loss of intelligence
- Unable to follow maps-getting lost more
While the cognitive symptoms alone can be debilitating and disabling, when combined with the Behavioral Symptoms, Physical Symptoms and Sleep Changes that typically result from Traumatic Brain Injury, there is oftentimes little doubt as to the global impact these changes have on all areas of the brain injury survivor’s life.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of someone’s negligence and is experiencing cognitive changes following a brain injury, we strongly recommend you contact Randy Rozek today to learn about your rights, and then to get the professional legal expertise you need.