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Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired brain injury is caused by a disruption in oxygen flow to the brain. Stroke, aneurysm, heart attack, tumors, infectious disease, airway obstruction, near-drowning, crushing injuries to the chest, toxic exposure, drug abuse, vascular disruption, infectious disease, meningitis, and more are typically culprits. Further, reckless behavior (such as drunk driving), medical malpractice, and medical negligence can also cause acquired brain injury. In addition, birth trauma can cause acquired brain injury. Such acquired brain injury can affect reasoning, cognitive thought, memory, physical ability, psychosocial behavior, and personality, among other traits and functions.

Symptoms of acquired brain injury include:

  • Cognitive impairment (memory, thought, etc.)
  • Vegetative state for extended periods of time
  • Behavioral problems (acting out, depression, resistance, psychosis, etc.)
  • Muscle coordination problems
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering (such as grief, fright, anxiety, humiliation, and depression)
  • Permanent disability
  • Mental impairment
  • Earning capacity impairment
  • Loss of profits
  • Medical bills
  • Interest due from money withheld
  • Repair or replacement of property
  • and more

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