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Tackling obesity after a traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | May 16, 2019 | Brain Injuries

There are few injuries as severe as a head injury. Even when a victim of an accident does not suffer a severe head trauma, an injury to the brain could have a lasting impact. It could take much time to overcome the effects a traumatic brain injury can have on a Virginia accident victim.

Based on current research, there are many obstacles TBI victims must overcome. One of these is obesity. Researchers found that individuals who have suffered a brain injury are at a much greater risk of becoming obese years after the initial injury. The risk of obesity was linked to the patient’s medications, the changes in their thinking, behavioral changes, physical limitations and lack of transportation.

Because of these findings, the recovery process for TBI victims considers these impacts. The road to recovery following a brain injury can be lengthy, requiring various types of treatment. And in some cases, one may never fully recover from the injury. This could require one to have ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Additionally, the brain injury could impact the accident victim’s health in more ways than one would expect, requiring even more specialized treatment and care.

A TBI isn’t an injury an accident victim can just brush off. It is often an injury that has lasting impacts and is apparent for a long time to come. When a negligent party is to blame for a brain injury, it is important that victims and their loved ones understand what measures they could take and what rights they have. It may be possible to seek legal recourses through a personal injury claim. This civil action could help hold a negligent party liable and help with the recovery of compensation to address the losses the accident victim suffered.