Myth #5 – Effects of Brain Injury Can be Identified Immediately
I have had a number of brain injury cases where the defendant’s experts claimed my client did not suffer a brain injury, because their symptoms did not develop until hours or sometimes days after their initial injury.
However, modern medical science now recognizes that the effects of traumatic brain injury may not become apparent until 6-12 hours after the initial injury.
As I have already explained, the effects of traumatic brain injury can be so subtle that they do not become apparent until the victim of brain injury attempts to return to their normal daily activities or work place demands. It is only after the brain injured person is exposed to the increased organizational demands of the work place or school that their cognitive deficits, organizational problems or memory difficulties become apparent.
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Halifax Brain Injury lawyer John McKiggan Q.C. has served on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (Halifax Chapter) and is the author of Brain Matter: The Survivor’s Guide to Brain Injury Claims an educational resource for brain injury survivors and their families.
If you or someone in your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you can call brain injury lawyer John McKiggan Q.C. toll free at (902) 423-2050 or contact us online for a free consultation.