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The temporal lobe is located behind the frontal lobe on both sides of head above the ears. The functions of the temporal lobe include hearing, memory and speech. Due to their location, the temporal lobes do not get injured as often as other parts of the brain.

Etiology Of Temporal Lobe Injuries

The most common cause of temporal lobe lesions is stroke. Space occupying lesions, i.e., tumors, also can damage the temporal lobe. The third most common cause of temporal lobe injuries is from trauma, which often includes contrecoup (occurring to the opposite side of the area that was impacted) injuries.

Presentation Of Temporal Lobe Injuries

Temporal lobe damage can cause eight principle symptoms:

  • Disruption of auditory sensation and perception
  • Disturbance of selective attention of auditory and visual input
  • Disorders of visual perception
  • Impaired organization and categorization of verbal material
  • Disturbance of language comprehension
  • Impaired long term memory
  • Altered personality and affective behavior
  • Altered sexual behavior

Additional Manifestations Of Temporal Lobe Injuries

Temporal lobe injuries also can cause:

  • Difficulty recognizing familiar faces (Prosopagnosia) (right sided injury)
  • Language disturbances (Aphasias)
  • Difficulty understanding spoken works (Wernicke’s Aphasia)
  • Impaired memory for verbal material (left sided injury)
  • Difficulty placing or recognizing words
  • Hearing deficits
  • Short term memory loss
  • Decreased musical abilities (right sided injury)
  • Impaired drawing ability (right sided injury)
  • Inability to categorize objects (Categorization)
  • Persistent talking (right sided injury)
  • Increased aggressive behavior
  • Hyperirritability and increased anger

Tests for temporal lobe function include Rey-Complex Figure (visual memory) and Wechsler Memory Scale (verbal memory).

The attorneys at Allen & Abaray, P.A. are devoted to helping those who have suffered a brain injury due to someone’s negligence recover full and fair compensation. We build your traumatic brain injury case by aggressively investigating and prosecuting our cases, quickly assembling a team of knowledgeable expert witnesses and medical specialists to evaluate, provide medical care, and fully explain the injury and your future needs. Then, we present your case using cutting-edge, multimedia technology to clearly and thoroughly demonstrate the injury.


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For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.

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