Brain Injuries Affect Your Loved Ones, Too

Brain injury victims can suffer a wide variety of symptoms, depending on the location and intensity of the injury.  A traumatic brain injury can affect anywhere from motor skills such as balance to sleep cycles to general awareness and understanding.  Needless to say, some brain injury victims require supervision, care, and assistance with even the most basic everyday tasks.  This adds challenges to not only the lives of the victims, but of their families and friends who must adapt their lives to caring for the victim.  If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and can relate to the stress it causes, call an experienced brain injury attorney in Coweta County to see if you can get reimbursed for your personal injury.

Caring for a loved one with a brain injury can be very stressful.  Your loved one may have dramatic ups and downs, with good days followed by bad days.  Setbacks are common with recovering brain injury victims, however, know that setbacks do not always mean a permanent reversal of progress.  Doctors often advise that rehabilitation from a brain injury is a marathon, not a sprint, so be prepared for symptoms to linger for a long time.  Also, new symptoms may appear that were not previously noticed.  For example, the victim may not realize his memory is affected until he tries and fails to remember something.  Attempts at simple household tasks may bring additional symptoms to light.

As a caretaker, you should try to remain aware of difficulties or challenges and try to organize your home to avoid those challenges upfront and decrease frustration. Do not be afraid to contact rehabilitation specialists or medical professionals with any questions you might have on how to care for your loved one.  Also, encourage and assist your loved one in contacting a personal injury lawyer to see if they can recover from their traumatic brain injury.  Shane Smith Law is here to help you and your loved one, so feel free to contact us at (980) 246-2656 as soon as possible.

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