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A child may exhibit a variety of symptoms after a brain injury

If your child suffers a serious blow to the head, which causes a traumatic brain injury, he or she may be forced to spend time away from school while recovering. And if the injury is truly severe, both you and the child may be facing many new challenges when he or she is cleared to return to class.

The transition period back to school can be made easier if the school's officials are aware of your child's needs and are prepared to handle the situation. One thing that everyone must understand is that even if the child's injury does not yield any obvious symptoms, the child could still experience some issues, which may include:

  • Having problems communicating and/or remembering things.
  • Having trouble maintaining focus.
  • Using socially inappropriate language.
  • Experiencing mood swings, depression or defiant behavior.
  • Failing to recognize when his or her behavior is inappropriate or offensive.

According to research, therapies and instructional services are especially important during the first year after a child suffers a brain injury. It is believed that the most important healing occurs during this time and proper care could have a vital impact on the child's rehabilitation.

A child could suffer a brain injury in any number of ways, including by being in a car accident, while riding a bike or playing sports. And because costs for medical and rehabilitative treatment can be so excessive, it is important that you receive appropriate compensation, either from insurance companies or by filing a lawsuit against a party responsible for causing the injury.

If your child has suffered a brain injury, you may want to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can assess your case and advise you on your options for pursuing compensation.

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