Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
In the United States Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) account for a third of all injury-related deaths. TBIs can occur from an automobile accident, a fall, a sports activity, a trampoline, an intentional assault, a medical error, or work Injury where there is bruising, bleeding or blunt force trauma to the brain. Sometimes a person is not even aware they have a TBI. The effects of a brain injury may happen immediately or may become apparent over time.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A brain injury may have a spectrum of effects on a person. TBIs have both physical and psychological symptoms.
The physical signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
– Trouble remembering or concentrating
– Loss of consciousness
– Dizziness or problems balancing
– Nausea or vomiting
– Light sensitivity
– Difficult sleeping
– Sleeping too much
– A bad taste in the mouth, ear ringing, or other sensory problems
– Loss of coordination
– Seizures / convulsions
– Dilation of the pupils
Psychological signs and symptoms include:
– Mood changes
– Agitation or combativeness
– Slurred speech
– Severe confusion
– Denial / lack of awareness
Pay especially close attention to children who may not be able to fully communicate their symptoms. If a young child changes their eating or nursing habits, suddenly has a severe mood shift, or is inconsolable after a trauma to their head contact your child’s doctor right away.
Brain injuries are a serious matter. In some circumstances, when people suffer a traumatic brain injury they may be entitled to compensation under the law. Most cases involving a TBI are personal injury cases based on “negligence,” which establishes another person’s legal liability for the plaintiff’s injury.
When it comes to a traumatic brain injury lawsuit, you need an attorney with experience who will understand the complexities of such a case and will fight for the most successful outcome. Contact The Florida Firm for a confidential consultation today!