After suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is crucial you speak with an experienced New York head injury lawyer. Your lawyer will help you file a claim, talk to the insurance company, and figure out what damages you are legally entitled to. You won’t have to pay anything upfront or out of pocket for your case. At TonaLaw, we operate on a contingent fee basis. If your brain injury case is successful, you only pay us a portion of the compensation you receive. This process allows you to concentrate on getting well while leaving the legal work to us.

an elderly woman experiencing pain from an old head injury

Can a head injury cause harm years later? 

A recent UK study shows that hospitalized adults with mild head injuries have about twice the chance of dying within the following fifteen years compared to those with no history of head injuries. Moreover, according to a 2004 study of 2,178 people, a TBI  victim’s life expectancy is nine years less, even after enduring a moderate or severe TBI and obtaining inpatient rehabilitation services. This study shows that even if the initial TBI itself was not the cause of death, the TBI raises the probability of passing away from a multitude of different causes. Those with a TBI were more likely to be subject to premature death due to suffering another brain injury, seizure-related injury, infection, pneumonia, violence, or suicide. According to the study, the dangers are even greater for people with comorbid psychiatric or substance abuse issues.

Dr. Seena Fazel of Oxford University has stated that patients suffering from a TBI are three times more likely to have a long-term risk of early death. Fazel claims that accidents, suicide, or being assaulted account for fifty percent of early fatalities. According to Fazel, patients who sustained a TBI need to be monitored for risk factors that could increase their chance of premature death. It is important to note that despite the association it identified between the two, the study did not prove a cause-and-effect connection between severe brain injury and early death. The study was released online in JAMA Psychiatry.

How Long Does It Take for a TBI To Heal?

People usually recover from a traumatic brain injury without symptoms within a few weeks. However, some TBIs might cause issues lasting for months or even years. The more severe the brain injury, the more noticeable the long-term effects. You could even be at risk for developing CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) later in life. CTE causes short-term memory issues and trouble making thoughtful judgments and decisions.

 The long-term effects of a head injury may result in partial or total disability, which may prevent a person from regaining their functional and social abilities. It may be challenging to conclusively link particular symptoms to a head injury that occurred many years ago. Nevertheless, doctors are confident that such accidents can alter the brain at the cellular level.

 Memory loss and other problems can result from a brain injury that occurred decades earlier. A brain injury can affect a person’s physical, cognitive, and even emotional behaviors, whether or not it results in a loss of consciousness at the time of the injury.

Anyone suffering a head injury should seek medical attention immediately to prevent long-term consequences. And should be closely monitored by a doctor.

Head Injury Attorney

Don’t hesitate to contact a professional head injury attorney at TonaLaw immediately for a free initial consultation and evaluation of your case. Call us at 1-833-TONALAW or contact us online to set up a free consultation right away.

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