brain injury of any sort can cause lifelong debilitations, headaches, and a myriad
of other complications, including insomnia, memory loss, and more. While
this may be significantly vexing to an adult, a young child who experiences
these and similar symptoms after suffering a brain injury will be in an
even worse situation. In addition to the normal consequences of a brain
injury, a child’s development can be uniquely affected as well.
Children are constantly learning and their personalities and cognitive
abilities do not stop growing. A brain injury can put a stop to this mental
growth, or, at the very least, slow it down considerably. Lessons learned
may be forgotten and impossible to relearn if their brain injury prevents
them from retaining new information. Schoolwork that they once enjoyed
may become frustrating and unreasonably challenging. They may even suffer
emotional consequences, such as mood swings and the inability to relate
to others, causing them to lose their friendships, which are so crucial
at such a young age.
What Can Be Done About Developmental Issues?
If you believe that you child is suffering from a brain injury that is
causing developmental issues, do not give up hope. There may be ways to
help them continue their education and live a normal life with friends
and family. In particular, weekly rehabilitation programs with specialists
can greatly assist them in learning to adjust to the unexpected changes
and consequences their brain injury brought. You may also wish to enroll
them in special education courses that are geared to their speed, allowing
them to attend school and meet other children without pushing them into
challenges that could deter or discourage them.
Medical treatments, prescriptions, special education, rehabilitation programs,
and more can all be quite costly, however. If your child’s brain
injury was caused by the neglect of another person, you need to consider
filing a lawsuit against them before the statute of limitations expires. Call
215.987.3332 to set up a
free case evaluation with our Philadelphia brain injury attorneys from Laynas & Georges,
P.C. today, and we can tell you about your legal options and the compensation
you may be able to earn.