Possible Causes of Memory Loss
After an individual suffers a severe blow to the head, he or she may experience symptoms of memory loss.Aï¿½ While many individuals consider this to be amnesia, which is when individuals cannot remember facts about their pasts, this is not necessarily the only case.
Memory loss can affect both short-term and long-term memories.Aï¿½ As such, individuals may remember everything about their pasts but have trouble remembering new facts. Or, conversely, individuals may have no trouble learning new facts but are unable to recount facts about their pasts.
One of the most common causes of this ailment is head trauma.Aï¿½ Blows to the head, regardless of whether they come from blunt force or penetrative force, may injure the brain, which is when loss of memory may occur.
In some cases, these effects are only temporary.Aï¿½ This is especially true when an individual loses his or her long term memory.Aï¿½ Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that an individual’s memories will come back.Aï¿½ Worse yet, individuals who lose their short term memory are often permanently affected.
Memory loss may seriously interfere with an individual’s way of life and may render him or her unable to work depending on the severity of his or her condition.Aï¿½ In recognition of this dire consequence, individuals who suffer this condition after accidents resulting from another person’s negligence may be entitled to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit.
Individuals wishing to pursue financial compensation for their injuries will have to file legal action against the responsible individual, so it is important for memory loss victims to work closely with an experienced attorney to help them file and fight their cases.
If you or someone you love suffers from memory loss because of another person’s negligent action, discuss your legal rights and options with the New Jersey brain injury attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.