When you or someone you love suffers a brain injury, it can be a scary experience. At Donovan, O’Connor & Dodig, LLP, we understand that knowing more about the situation and learning what to expect after the injury can help to put you at ease. This type of injury can cause serious effects and alter your life. Luckily, there are many facts available in Massachusetts to help you understand more about brain injuries.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injuries occur to about 2.5 million people each year. Every brain injury is different for every person, and there are no standard effects you can expect if you suffer one.
While it is difficult to know exactly how an injury will affect you, there can be some general assumptions made based on which side of the brain has been injured. A right side injury may affect your movement on the left side of the body and cause changes in your creative thinking abilities and issues with visual memory. A left side injury may cause problems speaking or understanding language and with movement of the right side of the body, along with impaired logically thinking skills.
Injuries to each part of the brain also have an effect on specific actions and abilities, so you may be able to assume some effects based on the location of the injury. For example, if you injure your occipital lobe, you will likely experience vision problems, or if you injure your temporal lobe, you may have memory or hearing problems. To find out more about brain injuries, visit our website.