5 Things You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

5 Things You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Since 1996, Roman & Gaynor has represented clients in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is important to file a claim for compensation as soon as possible. Traumatic brain injuries require extensive medical care, and we can discuss your options and represent you as you seek a favorable solution.

Here Are 5 Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries:

1. They can affect your senses.

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, your physical senses may be altered. This could hinder your ability to interpret touch, movement, temperature, and limb position. In addition, TBIs can affect your sense of smell, vision, and hearing. Patients have also reported a decreased ability to taste. TBIs may cause blindness, blurred vision, involuntary eye movements, and light sensitivity. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and an increased sensitivity to sounds and loud noises are also symptoms of TBIs.

2. They can affect your emotions and personality.

Traumatic brain injuries have caused patients to experience changes in emotions. Common emotional symptoms include depression, anxiety, confusion, and irritability. TBIs can also affect a patient’s personality. For example, patients who were moderately calm and easygoing before their brain injury have been known to exhibit anger, unpredictable behavior, and rapid mood swings after their injury. TBIs can cause bleeding or swelling in different portions of the brain. This may lead to temporary, and sometimes permanent, changes in emotion and personality.

3. About 40% of TBIs are caused by falls.

According to the Centers for Disease Control Injury Prevention Center, slip and fall accidents cause the majority of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Physical assault, car accidents, sports accidents, and other forms of blunt force trauma can also cause brain injuries.

4. It is possible to have a TBI and not know it.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury usually appear right away. However, sometimes they take days or even weeks after the initial injury to show. Thus, a patient may not even realize that he or she has a traumatic brain injury until well after the initial incident has occurred.

5. No two TBIs are alike.

The human brain is still a mystery to modern science. Because TMIs affect the brain, it is impossible to prescribe a single treatment for every case. Just as each patient is different, each brain injury is different, and two similar TBIs may have drastically different effects. Thus, it is important for medical treatment plans to focus on meeting the patient’s specific needs.

Passionate Clearwater Brain Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, Roman & Gaynor can help. We have guided hundreds of clients to successful results, and our compassionate team can walk you through the legal process. It is important to seek compensation as soon as possible to pursue the financial relief you need for long-term recovery and medical care.

Contact us today for diligent legal services in Florida.

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