Memory Loss from Traumatic Brain Injuries
When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI), he or she may develop problems with retaining or creating memories. In some cases, this issue may lead to a temporary or permanent loss of past memories. For others, the basic brain functions that create memories can be damaged, leading to a loss of the ability to create memories in the future. In either situation, head injury victims can be left with not only the physical ramifications of their TBI but also serious emotional trauma as a result of their memory loss.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we understand just how devastating head injuries can be. That is why our attorneys are dedicated to helping New York accident victims fight for the full financial compensation they deserve for catastrophic injuries including head trauma, back injuries, and other damages.
Types of Memory Loss from Head Injuries
The repercussions of traumatic brain injuries can vary widely. For some, these injuries may produce short-term concerns, while others may be left with lifelong disabilities. The following types of memory loss may be caused by a traumatic brain injury:
- Loss of preexisting long-term memories
- Loss of short-term memories, such as the recollection of the incident that caused the injury or what happened shortly before it
- Loss of skill-specific memories, such as job training information
- Loss of memory-building abilities, usually either for short-term or long-term memories
Depending on the cause of the memory loss and the patient’s condition, treatment may be able to improve memory retention. However, other patients may not be so fortunate and may face these memory loss problems for the rest of their lives.
Contact a Head Injury Lawyer in New York
A traumatic brain injury can lead to serious practical and financial concerns, especially if the victim is no longer able to work. However, the person or party at fault for the head injury may be obligated to cover your treatment expenses and other related damages. For more information about how to prepare your case, contact a lawyer from Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.