It’s not uncommon to experience vision changes after a brain injury in Kentucky, especially if your husband was struck on the parietal lobe. This area in the back of the brain has two regions: the first is responsible for sensation and perception, and second processes the sensory input. Although his eyes are functioning normally, your husband may be unable to process visual information; in other words, he can perceive the objects correctly but his brain cannot calculate the spatial relationship between them.
Additional problems with this type of injury include:
- Gerstmann's Syndrome – Damage to the left parietal lobe can cause right/left confusion, language problems, difficulty writing, and impaired mathematics skills.
- Contralateral neglect – If the right parietal lobe has been damaged, the victim may neglect one side of his body during dressing or washing. Right-side damage may also impair creative constructional abilities, such as drafting and drawing skills.
- Balint's Syndrome – Damage to both sides of the parietal lobe can cause a specific visual disorder where the victim cannot control his gaze or reach for objects using only visual cues.
With time and patience, it is possible to learn to live with vision changes after a brain injury. However, many victims will need physical therapy and cognitive re-training in order to cope with the damage—services that may not be covered under standard insurance.
Our Kentucky head injury attorneys can help you get fair compensation for your husband’s medical bills and future loss of income. Contact Gray and White today at 800.634.8767 or fill out the contact form on the top of this page to find out your legal options. Your call is free, and you owe us nothing unless we win your case.