My daughter fell off a balcony, and the ER doctor says that she suffered a diffuse brain injury. What does this mean?

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The two halves of the brain (right and left) control different functions of a person’s body. An injury to the left side may cause difficulty with math and logic, and an injury to the right may result in visual and creative problems.

A diffuse brain injury means that there has been trauma to both sides of the brain. In addition to symptoms of right and left-brain injury, your child may suffer a decrease in mental processes that are spread out over the two halves of the brain—and it will likely be difficult to predict how the person will be affected.

Symptoms of a diffuse brain injury in Kentucky may include:

  • Reduced thinking speed
  • Trouble with information recall
  • Confusion, distraction, or an inability to concentrate
  • Frustration or irritability
  • Problems with short-term memory

Many brain injury victims will experience both mental and emotional symptoms as they attempt to come to terms with their injury. If the damage is severe, a brain injury can also cause physical problems, such as the inability to control regular bodily functions, requiring nursing care or mobility aids. If the victim cannot control her own breathing or blood pressure, she may need a respirator until she can breathe on her own.

If someone was to blame for your daughter’s injury, our Louisville head injury attorneys can help you get justice and compensation for her medical bills. 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.