A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave a service member paralyzed, comatose, and unable to care for themselves for the rest of their lives. At the same time, a traumatic brain injury can remain mostly invisible to outside eyes, causing subtle issues with memory, concentration, behavior, and motor skills. We want our readers to understand that all traumatic brain injuries are important to understand and treat, and that all veterans who suffer from TBI deserve to get the treatment and financial support they need.
Some have the misconception that a traumatic brain injury always involves a loss of consciousness or a head wound. This is absolutely not true. In addition, the affects of a traumatic brain injury may not become clear until days, weeks, or even months after the accident. It is common for friends, colleagues, and family to notice TBI symptoms before the injured victim, who may be unaware or confused by his or her injury.
What are some of the subtler and more lasting signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
- Trouble paying attention and concentrating
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic fatigue
- Headaches and migraines
- Visual disturbances and vision problems
- Issues with long- and short-term memory
- Irritability and becoming quick to anger
- General mood and behavioral issues
- Cloudy thinking and confusion
If you or a loved one suffered from a head injury while on active duty, it is vital that you secure the veterans’ disability benefits that you deserve. The Houston disability attorneysat Morgan & Weisbrod can review your medical records, your military records, and the other evidence in your case and help you understand your options for action. To request a free, confidential consultation, call us at 800-800-6353today.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.