Cognitive Symptoms of a Brain Injury

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a person’s cognitive abilities include: thinking, memory and reasoning; sensory processing as sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell; and communication skills as expression and understanding. When people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they may experience mild to severe cognitive impairment.

Any cognitive problems can make it difficult or impossible to hold a job that pays a living wage. If your loved one suffered a TBI and is having cognitive symptoms, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost income and other expenses. Please call Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., at (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose or Oakland brain injury lawyer.

Cognitive Impairments After TBI

TBI victims may experience a range of cognitive impairments such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Poor attention or concentration
  • Impaired judgment and self-awareness
  • Getting lost
  • Slowness in thinking
  • Difficulty speaking (aphasia)
  • Difficulty reading (alexia) or writing (agraphia)

A TBI can also cause cognitive problems that impair a person’s ability to reason, perceive, remember or understand risk. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that if they have these types of impairments, TBI victims may engage in dangerous behavior involving alcohol/drug use or sexual practices.

TBI victims often need compensation for specialized cognitive rehabilitative therapy, mental health care, living expenses and lost income because of their cognitive, emotional and behavioral difficulties. We work hard to recover the damages clients need to move on with their lives after a brain injury.

Cognitive Symptoms of Brain Injuries

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