People who suffer brain injuries may experience any number of serious symptoms such as blurred vision, memory loss and concussion. Anyone could suffer a head injury,, but because children are just learning how to safely navigate the world, they may be especially vulnerable.
Because a child's brain is still in its developmental stages, the effects of a brain injury may differ from those experienced by an adult. For example, a child may not clearly exhibit issues caused by a brain injury until some time has passed. Instead, the symptoms become more apparent as the child ages and must learn new cognitive and social skills.
Brain injuries can leave a child with impaired abilities in the areas of reasoning, judgment and learning. Learning acceptable social behaviors could be exceptionally daunting. In short, a child who suffers a brain injury could face a lifetime of challenges.
If, after suffering a brain injury, a child is not properly diagnosed and monitored, he or she could struggle for years with important growing and learning experiences without receiving the proper help and guidance. Therefore, if your child suffers a head injury, it is important that he or she receives medical attention and evaluation as soon as possible.
Children who suffer brain injuries may require years of expensive special accommodations and long-term care. They may never be able to socially adapt or learn to provide fully for themselves.
If your child suffers a brain injury, it is important to discover the cause. If the injury is due to the negligence of another, you may wish to contact an Arizona brain injury attorney for advice and guidance regarding possible legal action. The attorney could look at your situation and possibly help you determine the level of compensation you need to help care for your child.