After someone you love survives a head injury, you may be tempted to think that the worst is behind you. Unfortunately, an injury to the brain may take weeks, months or even years to show the extent of damage, often causing new and frightening symptoms for victims and their families.
One such injury is damage to the back of the head, also known as a parietal lobe injury. The parietal lobe houses the brain’s processing center, and an injury can cause severe functionality problems, including:
- Sensory problems – Injuries to this area may interrupt the pathway between the brain’s perception of information and its ability to understand it. This may mean an impaired sense of touch, spatial perception issues, vision problems, or an inability to differentiate between objects based on size, shape, or color.
- Altered consciousness – A lesion on the right parietal lobe can cause memory loss and drastic changes in a victim’s personality. If a hematoma forms under the victim’s skull, he could also suffer seizures, coma, or early death if the pressure on the brain matter is not released.
- Body mobility – Extensive trauma may result in a permanent loss of function, including speech and language abilities and the ability to perform bodily functions independently.
If someone you love suffered a parietal lobe injury, you should be aware that it may take some time for the victim to recover. In some cases, lost abilities may never fully return, resulting in a loss of earning capacity and lifelong medical treatment.
The Kentucky head injury attorneys at Gray and White can help you get justice and compensation for your family member’s injury at no cost to you. Call us today at 800.634.8767 or fill out the contact form on the top of this page to set up your FREE, one-on-one consultation.