What are Acquired Brain Injuries?

The term “acquired brain injury” (ABI) is used to refer to brain damage that happens after birth, rather than events before or during birth. This phrase serves as an umbrella term that covers a variety of brain injuries including traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries.

Symptoms of Acquired Brain Injuries

Because acquired brain injuries can be caused by both traumatic events and non-traumatic events, symptoms can manifest in a number of ways. The most common symptom of an ABI is difficulty with memory and attention. People who have suffered acquired brain injuries struggle significantly with efficient recall and often need to rely on memory tools or techniques to recall specific information.

Emotional Symptoms of Acquired Brain Injuries

ABIs have been tied to a number of emotional changes and difficulties, which include:

  • Depression
  • Problems with self-control
  • Social anxiety
  • Lowered self-esteem

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Legal Representation for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries

If you were injured in an accident, by a product, or because of someone’s negligence, and have suffered an acquired brain injury, you may be able to bring a case against the person responsible for your injuries. At The Ernst Law Group, we represent individuals who have suffered brain injuries and can help you understand your options.

Compensation for Acquired Brain Injuries

If pursuing a case is appropriate, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury and any related medical care or disability. You may be able to recover money for medical expenses, time missed from work, permanent disability and pain and suffering. Call The Ernst Law Group today to learn about how we can help you recover the money you need to move forward with your life after suffering an acquired brain injury.