There has been a lot of focus on concussions in football and other sports, both nationally and in Florida. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injuries, which can have long-term consequences. There are also many other ways people can suffer traumatic brain injuries, such as car accidents or other accidents. If a person suffers a traumatic injury, they may experience many physical and cognitive problems.
One problem that is not as commonly talked about is the behavioral problems associated with traumatic brain injury. The frontal lobe controls personality and impulsive behavior. If that is damaged, the person may have problems controlling their anger and other emotions. Frequent outbursts may result.
There are a number of behavioral problems that may result. These include, but are not limited to verbal and physical outbursts, impulsive behavior, negativity, intolerance, egocentricity, lack of empathy, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety and others. People may also have major mood swings. The victim may be happy one moment and depressed the next moment.
These behavioral issues can have a major effect on the victim's life as well. People may lose jobs and harm personal relationships. People suffering from these behavioral issues may need to consult with a neuropsychologist or behavioral therapist. All of that costs money though and if the person loses a job because of the behavioral changes, paying for it can be difficult. Nonetheless, if the injury was caused due to the negligence of another, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the damages.
There are many ways that people in Florida may suffer a traumatic brain injury. The injuries can cause both severe physical problems, as well as behavioral and cognitive problems. These problems can be very costly, but the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Experienced attorneys know that traumatic brain injuries are devastating and may be able to help one become whole once again.
Source: BrainLine.org, "Behavioral and Emotional Symptoms," accessed on Dec. 22, 2015