Signs & Symptoms of Brain Injury

Signs & Symptoms of Brain Injury

A trauma to the head, such as might occur during a car accident, assault, or fall accident, can result in injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have far-reaching psychological and physical effects that can profoundly change the life of a victim and his or her family. If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of head trauma, it is critical that you immediately seek medical attention. Any delay could increase the risk of further injury and lasting impairment.

Here’s a list of the symptoms you should watch for if you suspect a traumatic brain injury:

  • Dizziness/loss of balance
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe, persistent headaches
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Personality changes (irritability, anxiousness, depression)
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
  • Memory problems

More severe brain injuries may also cause the following symptoms:

  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Numbness or weakness in the fingers and toes
  • Slurred speech
  • Profound confusion
  • Draining of clear fluids from ears and nose
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Coma and other disorders of consciousness

If you notice any of the above symptoms, it is extremely important to get to a doctor right away who can treat the injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, brain injuries can take weeks or several months to heal, but some consequences can be permanent.

Contact a Clearwater Brain Injury Attorney Now

If a brain injury was the result of an accident caused by another person’s carelessness, victims have a legal right to pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered, including past and future medical care, rehabilitation costs, costs for home care, lost income and earning capacity, and more. The Clearwater brain injury lawyers at Roman & Gaynor have decades of experience fighting on behalf of the catastrophically injured and have recovered millions of dollars for clients. We invite you to contact us today for a free case review and to learn more about how we can help you.

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