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Possible link between head injury and mental illness

Much like people all over the nation, residents of Orange County are well-aware of the many damaging aspects of significant brain injuries. What may be less well-known is the effect a head injury can have on one’s mental state. In fact, recent studies have shown a link between brain injuries and mental illness. Here at Callahan & Blaine, we’ve seen firsthand the struggles faced by victims of head injuries. That’s why we go above and beyond when lending legal support to such clients, who often have much to contend with throughout their recoveries.

Types of head injuries and their impact

While people in California know the dangers associated with significant brain injuries, they may not be aware that that there are actually several different types of injuries that can occur. Brain injuries can have numerous causes, and in some cases may result in lasting damage that is capable of impacting a person’s life indefinitely.

What should I know about brain injuries and kids?

Brain injuries can happen to virtually anyone in California, including children. While experiencing a traumatic brain injury is devastating for adults, it can be even more so for children who often fail to grasp the severity of their situation. Accordingly, the following information is crucial if your child has suffered from significant brain trauma and is struggling cope.

Can brain injuries influence emotions?

Traumatic brain injuries can result in a number of physical effects that sometimes have lasting consequences. Serious head injuries can also impact your emotional health and well-being, and in some cases drastic personality changes may occur. These changes often upset friends and family not accustomed to such behavior.

Signs and symptoms of moderate to severe brain injury

A brain injury can cause lasting damage to accident victims in California and all over the nation. Accordingly, being aware of the common signs and symptoms associated with moderate to severe brain injuries is crucial for getting the proper medical treatment. In some cases medical attention will prove life-saving, while also preventing irreparable physical harm from occurring.

What treatments are available for traumatic brain injuries?

If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury in California, you know that finding the appropriate medical treatment is crucial. While some accident victims may not be able to come back from their injuries, others can make a full or partial recovery provided they undergo a treatment method suited to their individual needs.

Whiplash can result in serious brain injury

Traumatic brain injury can have many causes, including whiplash. While whiplash is often linked to auto accidents, it can occur whenever there is enough force to jolt the head severely in one direction. When it comes brain injuries resulting from whiplash, our legal team at Callahan & Blaine know all too well the physical effects that can follow. We also know it’s important for accident victims to get the care they need in order to have the best chance at recovery.

Can brain injuries cause comas?

If you or a loved face a risk of traumatic brain injury in California, you will most likely have numerous questions about the severity of such injuries. This includes questions regarding the chance of falling into a coma should you be subject to a serious brain injury, which can result in many devastating long-term effects.

How can I prevent traumatic brain injuries from occurring?

If you or someone you love experiences a traumatic brain injury, the health effects can be devastating. Accordingly, all Orange County residents should be aware of the best methods for preventing such injuries, whether traveling by vehicle or engaging in recreational activities.

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