People who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) might not realize that there are serious risks to their health — and life — that can last years after the injury occurs.
Even if you don’t realize it, there’s a chance that bleeding on the brain occurred due to the TBI. The damage to the brain and the irritation of the brain tissue can change the way a victim’s body works. This may increase the chance of a stroke.
Increase in stroke risk due to a traumatic brain injury
Some patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury may also experience issues with excessive bleeding or have blood clotting issues in the future. The body’s ability to properly form blood clots is a problem that may lead to an increased risk of strokes.
Researchers have noted that people who’ve had a traumatic brain injury have a higher chance of having ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes. Once a person has a stroke, they may experience even more difficulties than people normally have while recovering. The slowed, and possibly decreased, recovery after a stroke is likely due to the damage to the prior traumatic brain injury.
The right to compensation after an accident causes a TBI
If your traumatic brain injury was due to the negligence of another person, you have the right to pursue a claim for compensation. A personal injury claim can help to cover the costs associated with your medical care, your lost wages and the future care you may need, as well as other expenses. Consulting an attorney as early as possible after an accident is the best way to protect your future.