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Head Injury Legal Language - Frontal Lobe Injuries
Gordon: Hello, I'm Gordon Cartwright, I'm a partner in JMW's Personal Injury Department
When you or a loved one has suffered a head injury as a result of an accident, dealing with the consequences can be very difficult. On top of the emotional fallout and practicalities of dealing with a severe injury, there's a great deal of medical and legal language to get to grips with. This is the second in my series of short videos that sheds light on some of the terms you may encounter when dealing with a head injury.
Today I'm going to talk about frontal lobe injuries. The frontal lobe is the area behind the forehead and a part of the cerebral cortex. It is the largest part of the brain and is often referred to as grey matter. The frontal lobe is closely linked with executive functioning, the management of cognitive processes. This includes things like the abiltiy to plan, initiate and organise activities as well as perosnality, behaviour and emotions, it has also been linked with memory. It is no exaggeration to say that it is a key part of what makes us tick.
If someone has experienced a frontal lobe injury it is likely that they may experience some form of emotional or behavioural change. family members and close friends of individuals who have suffered a frontal lobe injury frequently notice personality shifts, such as dramatic mood swings, anger, a lack of ability to empathise and a general short fuse. Those closest to people who have suffered a frontall lobe injury often find it very difficult to come to terms with what appears to be a different person than the one they knew before the accident. An individual who may have a lack of inhibitions and may be more impulsive.
If someone has suffered a frontal lobe injury as a result of an accident, they must seek medical attention to make sure the appropraite treatment plan is put in place. This can include psychological and rehabiliation assistance. If you, or anyone you know, has sustained a head injury this must be your first priority.
If you are interested in making a claim as a result of a head injury you or a loved one has sustained, my colleagues and I can help you. Give us a call on 0800 054 6078 and we will get the process started for you. Thanks for watching.