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Facing the Challenge Head-On: What to Expect When Your Child Has a TBI


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2/23/2015
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One day you had a child whose life was filled with fun, spending time with friends, and enjoying you and your family. The next day, however, you were left with someone you don’t recognize—someone who doesn’t recognize you, either. She may face a lifetime full of cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges.

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, an estimated 1.7 million children and adults are the victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and this year, your child was one of them.

As she was walking home from Boise High School, she was struck by a car and rushed to Saint Alphonsus. After a few days, she woke up from a coma, and now you hope she will remain the smart, considerate, and vivacious girl she was. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.

Challenges Your Child May Face

Traumatic brain injuries affect victims in a variety of different ways. Knowing what she may experience can prepare you and help you help her.

  • Physical challenges. Activities that were once simple for your child may take a long time to learn again. For example, walking, managing personal care, and even using her hand to feed herself can be strenuous. The difficulties could make her experience easy frustration and irritability.
  • Emotional challenges. Traumatic brain injuries can change the emotional aspects of their victims. They can become overly emotional or show no emotions at all. Victims may also have mood swings and trouble expressing how they feel.
  • Cognitive challenges. Your daughter may experience problems with memory, problem solving, and self-awareness. She may also have trouble expressing her wants and needs.

While You Help Your Family, We Can Help You

You have enough to deal with right now without having to worry about medical bills for your child. As the victim of the injury, your daughter may be eligible to receive financial compensation which can help you pay for these costly fees.

The Morton Law Offices may be able to help you receive what is owed to you. Contact us today to learn how.



Category: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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