When thinking about severe head injuries, most people think about all the physical impairments that can accompany them. The truth is, though, in children — and adults as well — significant brain injuries can also result in a person having behavioral issues. For parents in South Carolina who are taking care of children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, these behavioral problems can really take a toll on their lives over time.
What causes the behavioral outbursts exhibited by children who have suffered TBIs? This tends to happen when there is an internal struggle. There is a want to do certain things and the physical inability to do so, or a lack of opportunity due to environmental limitations. Children who are unable to verbally express their wants or needs will find other ways to let their parents know. Unfortunately, sometimes the way they do end up expressing themselves is not always very kind.
It is, understandably, hard for a parent to deal with hitting, kicking, screaming, pinching and the numerous other ways children act out in order to show their unhappiness with the situation. The TBI caused a life change for family as a whole and it is stressful enough without the behavior issues. Unfortunately, it takes time to find ways to adapt the situation.
When children suffer brain injuries due to the negligence of others whether as a result of auto accidents, recreational accidents, medical malpractice — or a number of other circumstances, — their parents may have legal recourse. Monetary compensation may be sought by filing and litigating claims in a South Carolina civil court. If successful, relief may be awarded that will allow parents the ability to afford to seek the help that they and their children need in order to adjust to their new life.
Source: brainline.org, “Understanding Your Child’s Behavior After a Severe Brain Injury“, Jeanne Dise-Lewis, Ph.D, Accessed on Aug. 30, 2017