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Traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent damages in children

People across the country suffer various degrees of injuries every day. Some of these require time to heal, but may not include any long-term damage. Others are more serious in nature, such as to the brain, which can lead to permanent damages. Those individuals in New Mexico who suffer any type of injury to the head or neck should be evaluated immediately, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Many accident victims have experienced a mild concussion, which often includes only short-term symptoms. Even in these situations a patient is usually advised to take certain measures to avoid further injury. Other cases involve more serious symptoms such as loss of consciousness or memory. These can have lasting effects on a person's health such as difficulty with speech or thought.

Suffering from similar symptoms can be challenging, especially for a young child. According to a recent study, over 400,000 children under the age of 14 visit a hospital each year for traumatic brain injuries. A child in this situation may develop difficulty in learning, as well as other various mental health conditions, which can be detrimental to his or her future.

A person who suffers a traumatic brain injury often experiences a major change in quality of life. If he or she sustains permanent damages in an accident involving a negligent party, restitution may be sought through the civil justice system. People in New Mexico who are facing a similar situation usually speak with an experienced attorney for advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim.

Source: medicalnewstoday.com, "What are the effects of traumatic brain injury in children?", Ana Sandoiu, Feb. 11, 2017

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