Will the head injury cause permanent brain damage?
This depends on how bad the injury was and how much damage it did. Most head injuries don't cause permanent damage.
What about memory loss?
It's common for someone who's had a head injury to forget the events right before, during and right after the accident. Memory of these events may never come back. Following recovery, the ability to learn and remember new things almost always returns.
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