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Even a minor brain injury can lead to cognitive problems

On Behalf of | Dec 16, 2020 | Injuries

Someone who suffers a brain injury may have to deal with many different types of negative effects from the injury. Some of these are cognitive issues that can make it hard to function normally. Cognitive problems aren’t always easily seen by others, so some people might not realize that the victim is struggling. This can add to the challenges the person with the injury is facing. 

What are the cognitive impacts of a brain injury?

The cognitive impacts of a brain injury vary from one person to the next. These have to do with memory, understanding and ability to use information. This makes it difficult for the person to pay attention, retain information, and make decisions. It can make it difficult for them to control impulses.

Issues with cognition can also make it hard for the person to be patient. Moodiness is possible. Their interpersonal skills may decline. Their ability to function normally in social situations may wane.

How can cognitive problems affect their ability to earn a living?

The cognitive impacts of a brain injury can also have a direct effect on a victim’s ability to do their job duties. This can make it difficult for them to support themselves after the accident. In some cases, they may not be able to return to work because they’re unable to find a job that they can reasonably perform. 

Anyone who suffers a brain injury due to another party’s negligence should consider filing a claim for compensation. While compensation can’t undo what happened or restore a victim to a good health, but it can provide the money they need to secure their family’s future.

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