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The effects of brain injury

For people in Pennsylvania and throughout the country, a brain injury can have many long-lasting effects on one's well-being. The exact effects of such an injury depend on which side of the brain was hurt. For instance, if the right side of the brain was hurt, an individual could have trouble moving the left side of their body. It may also be harder to think of "the big picture" when making plans or trying to solve problems.

Additionally, it might be more difficult to perceive music or be creative after suffering an injury to the right side of the brain. While these effects may seem overwhelming, an individual who has suffered an injury to left side of their brain might deal with a vast array of impairments as well.

Those who have suffered an injury to the left side of the brain may not be able to move the right side of their body. A person who was hurt in this area of the brain could also have trouble speaking or understanding the language used by those around them. It could also be hard to think in a logical manner or put events into a logical sequence. Depression and anxiety might also occur more frequently in individuals who are hurt on the left side of their brain.

Anyone who has suffered a brain injury as the result of poor medical care may wish to talk to a medical malpractice attorney. An attorney can to review the case to determine if an individual is entitled to compensation. Legal counsel might also be able to ensure that a lawsuit is filed before any relevant statutes of limitation expire. If a lawsuit is filed after such time, it may be harder to proceed with a case.

Source: Brain Injury Association of America, "Living With Brain Injury," Accessed April 14, 2015

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