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Four Ways in Which Chicago Brain Injuries Damage the Ability to Think

November 15, 2011

While every Chicago brain injury is unique in that the long term outcome is unpredictable, there are consistencies among the ways in which this injury damages the ability to think. Depending on which lobe and in which hemisphere the damage occurs, various impairments may result. Unfortunately, cognitive difficulties are among the most common side effect following a Chicago head trauma.

Thinking problems experienced by Chicago traumatic brain injury victims may be apparent in any of the following areas:

  1. Concentration: Head injury victims often have difficulty focusing on a task or conversation unless there are no distractions. The ability to multi-task may be impaired as well.
  2. Processing: Chicago TBI patients may need information to be delivered slowly, in separate pieces, and repeated several times in order to properly process it.
  3. Memory: Short term memory loss is another side effect of a head trauma.
  4. Organization and Motivation: Difficulty with self-motivation, staying organized, and accomplishing goals is commonly exhibited by patients following an Illinois traumatic brain injury.
  5. Problem Solving: Many Cook County brain injury victims need assistance in solving problems due to impulsivity and the inability to process information as quickly as an individual who has not suffered this type of injury.

Impairment of the ability to think has a devastating effect on the personal and professional lives of head trauma victims. Contact a Chicago brain injury lawyer who can assist in evaluating the merits of a claim for damages. For a complimentary consultation, fill out our online form or call our office at (847) 651-7191.

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