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The ways in which a brain injury will affect an individual person are unique to that person. The San Francisco brain injury attorneys at work closely with clients to ensure they receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment for their injuries. Our experience handling such cases and access to medical and investigative experts have enabled us to build a track record of successful results for our clients. To learn more, contact a personal injury lawyer at our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation.

Brain Injury

The frontal lobe of the brain (behind the forehead) is the largest of the four lobes of the brain. The frontal lobe controls “executive functions,” such as memory, thinking, reasoning, information processing, organizing, planning, decision-making and judgment. The back part of the frontal lobe controls voluntary movement. The frontal lobe is the “gatekeeper” of one’s personality, controlling judgment, inhibition and an individual’s emotional traits.

Frontal lobe injuries can cause the following symptoms:

  • Reduced drive
  • Mood changes (emotionally labile)
  • Personality changes
  • Memory deficits
  • Impaired information processing speed
  • Reduced judgment
  • Increased impulsivity and disinhibition
  • Uncharacteristic lewdness and cursing
  • Difficulty with problem-solving
  • Loss of flexibility in thinking
  • Problems with interpersonal behavior
  • Loss of spontaneity in interacting with others
  • Reduced attention
  • Inability to focus on task (attending)
  • Persistence of a single thought (perseveration)
  • Inability to express in language (Broca’s aphasia)
  • Increased aggression
  • Inability to plan properly and execute those plans (executive function)
  • Increased disorganization
  • Inability to plan a sequence of complex movements needed to complete multistep tasks (sequencing)
  • Altered sense of smell (anosmia)
  • Loss of simple movement of various body parts (paralysis)
  • Diminution of attention to personal appearance and hygiene

Tests to assess frontal lobe function include:

  • Word fluency
  • Abstract thinking
  • Proverb and metaphor interpretation
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
  • Block design
  • Maze test
  • Hand position test
  • Copying and rhythm tapping tasks

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Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

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Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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