Signs of a Brain Injury

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If you or someone you love recently sustained a head injury, make sure you know how to spot signs of a traumatic brain injury. Even seemingly minor head injuries can sometimes rattle the brain, resulting in painful and lasting damage. Brain injuries can be caused by direct blows to the head, severe bodily impact, or by penetration into the skull caused by a bullet or other foreign object. Whatever the cause, head injuries should always be treated seriously and ought to receive immediate medical attention.

At Roman & Gaynor, our personal injury attorneys have more than 50 years of collective legal experience working for the rights of the injured. We understand how damaging traumatic brain injuries can be, and we want to help you and your family seek the justice and compensation you deserve. To date, we have recovered more than $65 million on behalf of our clients and we want to help you too.

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Brain Injury Symptoms

The head is perhaps the most devastating part of the human body to injure. Even though the brain is protected by the skull, it can still be shaken, bruised, or punctured when struck with extreme force. Due to the intricacies of the human brain, even minor damage could cause serious side-effects, which is why it is so important to spot signs of injury quickly. If you see any indications that someone you know has suffered a brain injury, seek medical attention immediately.

Signs of a minor brain injury include:

  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Difficulty concentrating

Moderate to severe brain injuries may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness for a prolonged period of time (several minutes to hours)
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilated pupils
  • Worsening headache
  • Severe loss of coordination
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities, especially the fingers or toes
  • Clear fluid drains from the nose or ears
  • Agitation, anger, or other significant mood changes
  • Slurred speech

Even signs of a minor brain injury should be treated with extreme care. If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or in someone who has recently sustained a head injury, seek medical help immediately. When dealing with a head injury patient, keep the individual conscious until otherwise directed by a doctor.

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Head injuries can be extremely damaging and may result in loss of memory, loss of cognitive function, spinal cord damage, and severe pain. In extreme cases, the individual might sustain permanent damage, fall into a coma, enter a vegetative state, or go brain dead.

If someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another, make sure you take legal action immediately. Whether the injury occurred in a car accident, a slip and fall incident, an act of violence, or a sports game, we can help build an effective case in your favor.

Contact Roman & Gaynor to talk to our Clearwater personal injury attorneys about your brain injury.