Long Term Neuropsychological Effects from a Closed Head Injury

Personal injury victims who’ve sustained closed head injuries may suffer long term impairments. Beyond the initial physical trauma to the brain, there is a pervasive risk of neuropsychological dysfunction. These effects range from temporary to permanent, depending on the part of the brain affected.

Some of those effects may include:

  • A decline of overall functioning due to processing speed changes within the brain;
  • Word finding difficulty;
  • Executive brain impairment, often equating to difficulty dealing with complex problem solving, multi-tasking, and tasks that require good organizational skills;
  • Memory impairment;
  • Dysarthric speech, often equating to poor word articulation; and
  • Difficulty incorporating instructions, possibly related to memory and focusing issues of varying severity.
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