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Not all brain injuries are recoverable

Brain injuries can be both moderate and severe. Some symptoms can last for shorter or longer periods. How long they linger varies depending on the nature of the injury. These symptoms can severely impact an individual's quality of life. One of the most common types of brain injuries is a concussion. They can be both severe and mild.

It's often difficult for doctors to assess a patient's long-term prognosis when their injury occurs. The brain initially attempts to restore or repair damaged areas with some levels of success. One-third of brain injury patients return to some degree of normalcy within six months following their injury. The road is much less uncertain for others.

The brain isn't able to repair the damage that has occurred in some cases. A gradual decline in a patient's cognitive function may result. A patient may not become aware of the extent of their injuries until months or even years later. About 20% of those with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) report difficulties with physical health decades after their initial injury.

Headaches and migraines are a frequent problem for TBI sufferers. Even for those who have fully recovered, 93% still have complained of residual headaches. Dizziness, such as vertigo or lightheadedness, affects at least one-third of TBI victims five years post-injury.

At least 25% of those who suffer TBIs experience sensitivity to light and noise for at least a year post-injury. Some do so for life. Some patients even develop convergence insufficiency or difficulty focusing their eyes, which can result in double vision.

Fatigue is a problem for individuals with severe TBIs. Seizures and even post-traumatic epilepsy can be an issue for 40% of those with TBI. This symptom is most common among those patients with brain scan anomalies. Somewhere between 20 to 63% of TBI sufferers have memory or concentration problems.

Many lingering issues that TBI patients experience long term include sleep and attention deficit disorders, difficulty managing time and tasks, concentration and aggression problems, depression and anxiety and personality changes.

Montana residents with the most profound types of TBIs are likely to need around the clock care. These patients might be entitled to monetary compensation if someone else's negligence caused their injury. An attorney who is keen on serving as a powerful voice for the injured is best suited for handling your Bozeman case if you are hurt.

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