Traumatic brain injuries can range from profound cognitive and physical impairment to personality changes and difficulty processing new information. These latter symptoms are usually more subtle and sometimes referred to as invisible injuries.
For the person suffering these changes, however, they can be devastating.
Treatment often consists of cognitive speech therapy to help re-wire the brain to find new neural pathways around the damaged portion of the brain or coping strategies to make up for permanent losses along with psychological counseling, not only for the injured victim but his or her loved ones as well.
Educating the jury on how profoundly these changes can affect every aspect of a person’s life is a very specialized area and requires expertise not only with the complex medical issues involved but also a close working relationship with an experienced team of physicians, psychologists, and life care planners. In addition, the victim’s loved ones are often integral to providing a before and after picture for the jury to understand the profound nature of the injuries.
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