Study: Childhood Brain Injury May Increase ADHD Risk

A study that suggests that children who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have increased chances of suffering from problems affecting behavior and intelligence, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), brain Injury lawyers note.

If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic head injury due to the negligence or fault of another, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your condition. Contact Attorney Group today for more information and to be connected with an affiliated brain injury lawyer.

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Researchers Suggest Genetics May Also Play A Role

The study, carried out in 2012, investigated 166 children and it was found that those between the ages of six and 13, who had a childhood brain injury, showed elevated ratings of learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and decreased attention spans. All classifications of brain injury, from low to severe, were connected to some form of attention and behavioral impact, but the children who had moderate to severe injuries had the most elevated effects.

These injuries resulted in loss of consciousness and post-traumatic amnesia, and the children scored lower on tests measuring IQ and had behavioral problems including impulsiveness and aggression. The children who suffered low to mild TBI did not seem to have behavior problems or lower IQs, but they did have very slow response times.

Many of the brain injuries were caused from common outdoor activities and sports. Long term consequences may possibly affect them as adults, such as potential difficulty with work performance, relationships, and depression. The study concluded by cautioning that the consequences of a childhood TBI may vary among different children, depending on factors such as genetics and the severity of the injury.

Injured Patients May be Eligible for Compensation

Those who have sustained a serious or life-threatening brain injury due to the fault of another may consider seeking legal counsel from a brain injury lawyer to learn more about pursuing a claim and recovering compensation for their suffering. Compensation can be based on factors including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
  • Loss of income or ability to work due to loss of mobility

If a loved one dies after complications from a brain injury, family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Loss of financial support
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one

Affected patients and their families are encouraged to seek the advice of a brain injury attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.

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If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic head injury due to the negligence or fault of another, contact Attorney Group. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at

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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

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