A pedestrian accident recently injured three children in Huntington Park, reports CBS New York. According to the news story, the children were walking with their mother when an SUV turned a corner and struck them. One child suffered a serious head injury, while injuries to the other two were less severe.
Traumatic Brain Injury Complications
Serious head injuries can lead to traumatic brain injuries.
According to the Mayo Clinic, complications of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, include:
- Fluid buildup
- Blood vessel damage
- Nerve damage
- Cognitive problems
- Communication problems
- Behavioral changes
- Emotional changes
- Sensory problems
- Degenerative brain disease
TBI in Children
While long-term affects of TBI in children are not thoroughly understood, some researchers believe it causes long-term attention problems in children. A study by the Department of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University and Columbus Children’s Research Institute concluded that children who suffered severe traumatic brain injuries “displayed significantly more attention problems … both behaviorally and cognitively” than other children.
Unfortunately, brain injuries of all kinds can present a host of new problems, even long after the injury. If you or your child has suffered a serious brain injury due to someone else’s neglect, you deserve to be compensated for potential long-term complications.