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Facts about Behavioral Changes and Brain Injury

By Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott  Jun. 29, 2011 10:37a

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another or others, there are some important facts regarding behavior changes that you should be aware of. When a person suffers a brain injury, especially a traumatic one, behavioral changes can occur on a short as well as long term basis during the period of rehabilitation. A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can pose dangers to not only himself, but to others in the environment (family members, caretakers and so forth). Close supervision is often required with a TBI victim.

Types of Behavioral Problems

The different types of problems will vary as each injury is different. Some problems will be minor, whereas others may be more severe. Following are some of the behavioral problems that are not uncommon in TBI victims.

  • Agitation;
  • Restlessness;
  • Confusion;
  • Aggressiveness;
  • Crying or weeping;
  • Memory loss (short and/or long term);
  • Limited reasoning abilities;
  • Non-compliance; and
  • Socially inappropriate behavior

When trying to help manage a TBI victim's behavior, one has to remember that they are in a state of rehabilitation and patience is of the utmost importance. With the proper care and attention the individual will make progress unless the injury is so severe that repair is not a realistic possibility. In either case, having compensation to help cover expenses associated with a TBI can greatly increase the chance of making that rehabilitation a reality.

Legal Help Is Available

If you have a loved one who has suffered a traumatic brain injury in the Kansas City area, you need to contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. At Meyerkord, Russell, & Hergott, we can help. We are experienced with brain injury cases and can carry out an investigation to determine who should be held responsible if negligence or carelessness was the cause. Having compensation for medical and rehab expenses, loss of income and so forth can make things more bearable. We take pride in our personalized service to our clients and will answer any questions you may have in our free case evaluation. Don't wait as valuable evidence can get lost or misplaced that could help support your case.

Contact a Kansas City brain injury lawyer in our office for a free initial consultation and we will review the details of the case.

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