Misconceptions of Brain Injuries

Upstate New York Brain Injury Attorneys

Despite scientific advances, there is still so much that the scientific community does not know about the brain. That is but one reason why traumatic brain injuries are so difficult to endure, both for the injured person and his or her loved ones. If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, a lawyer can be of vital assistance. We are the Albany head trauma attorneys of Rosenblum and Partners, LLP.. We are dedicated to helping people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries receive the compensation they need to live the fullest possible life.

As part of our representation, we seek to inform people about some of the misconceptions they have about brain injuries. Below are some of the more common misconceptions people are likely to have about traumatic brain injuries:

  • People always get better after a brain injury: When people injure an arm, a leg or some other part of their body, there is a general expectation that the injured body part will heal, at least to some degree. That is not the case with brain injuries. Brain injuries may not improve, and in many cases, these injuries are permanent. It is crucial that patients and their families understand these limitations and manage their expectations accordingly.
  • People who suffer TBI always lose consciousness at some point: The loss of consciousness is not required to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
  • Someone cannot suffer a traumatic brain injury without an impact to the head:In certain cases, rapid acceleration or deceleration can cause a traumatic brain injury. For example, shaken baby syndrome does not involve an impact to the head.
  • Concussions and other so-called “mild” brain injuries do not require medical attention: As we are learning with professional football players, this is simply untrue. Every type of brain injury has the potential to cause profound changes in a person’s existence. The sooner medical treatment is sought, the earlier and more accurate the diagnosis is likely to be.

We are not medical professionals and if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you should seek medical attention immediately. After your injuries have been treated, contact our law firm to schedule your free initial consultation.