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Thousands of individuals have brain injury-linked disabilities

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2021 | Long Term Disability Claim Denial

Traumatic brain injury (commonly termed as TBI) is a medical issue affecting many different areas of the affected person’s body.   TBI symptoms adversely challenge and disable many millions of individuals.

Head trauma is sadly egalitarian, meaning that it can affect any person regardless of who they are or what they are engaged in. Construction workers, military members, sports enthusiasts, law enforcers, motor vehicle accident victims, elderly persons – no individual or group is exempt from a possible brain injury.

Some TBI outcomes unquestionably  end up being relatively minor in nature and of short duration, an outcome that insurers often tout as being exceptionally common and the norm for such injuries.

But, TBI is far from routinely being a minor life event. The renowned Mayo Clinic underscores that a brain injury can entail “bruising, torn tissues and other physical damage” and result “in long-term complications or death.”

Mayo researchers readily compile a long and varied list of symptoms – both physical and mental – that can imperil the health and life of an individual suffering from moderate-to-severe TBI. Here are some representative examples:

  • Prolonged loss of consciousness
  • Fluid drainage from nose and ears
  • Material sleep difficulties
  • Body sensations linked with weakness or numbness
  • Loss of body control (e.g., seizures and convulsions)
  • Severe headaches
  • Persistent nausea
  • Balance/coordination challenges

Those TBI health challenges can persist over a prolonged period, resulting in incapacitating and sometimes permanent disability for an injury victim.

Disability-tied questions or concerns regarding TBI or any other injury catalyst can be directed to a proven national disability law legal team.