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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fighting for the Rights of Frontal Lobe Brain Injury Victims

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you know how profoundly your life is changed, but convincing a judge and jury is an entirely different matter, especially when you have few verifiable symptoms. One area of injury whose symptoms are often confused with deliberate behaviors is frontal lobe injuries.

The frontal lobe is the control center of the brain, which determines, initiates, and plans complex actions. It is the most recently developed part of the brain, the part that makes us most human, and the last part of the brain to develop as we mature, the part that makes us adults and capable of independence.

Some frontal lobe injuries create obvious effects. When the back of the frontal lobes is damaged, it can result in weakness or paralysis. When the middle of the frontal lobes is damaged, it can result in an inability to move the eyes and specific, documented speech dysfunction, like Broca's Expressive Aphasia, which can make them slow to find words and often interrupts their speech with expletives.

But consider the symptoms associated with damage to the front part of the frontal lobe:

  • Impaired concentration
  • Reduced language fluency
  • Apathy
  • Disinterestedness
  • Delayed responses
  • Lack of inhibition

These are all symptoms that a person might be accused of "faking" or as being due simply to laziness. Unfortunately, the front of the frontal lobe is highly susceptible to injury during concussion and closed head injury due to its location. With no "real" symptoms and no open head injury to speak to the jury about the severity of your injury, fighting for compensation can be an uphill battle. But your supposedly minor injury can destroy your life, ruining your ability to maintain personal and professional relationships, and these consequences mean that you deserve compensation.

Having few symptoms does not mean you do not deserve compensation, and the lawyers of The Cochran Firm stand ready to help you get the compensation that is your due. We will consider your case and help you show your injuries to get compensation that reflects the full extent of your injuries. Please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free case evaluation.


 


 


 

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