26 Jan What are Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms?
The occurrence of traumatic brain injuries plays a significant role in personal injury law, enough to merit a glance at some of the symptoms. Whether you or a loved one experience a car accident, slip and fall at work, or suffer some other mishap, you’ll want to be aware of the signs and symptoms of brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Signs and Symptoms
Here are some things to look for if you suspect somebody has sustained any kind of brain trauma:
The physical signs could be the easiest to identify if the victim experiences a concussion or other brain injury. These include headache, dizziness, light/noise sensitivity, nausea/vomiting, lethargy, and visual difficulties.
Trouble Thinking & Remembering
According to the CDC Traumatic Brain Injury Index, “thinking and remembering” difficulties comprise an entire category of common problems stemming from a serious head injury. These are cognitive problems like trouble thinking clearly, amnesia or memory loss, brain fog, and an inability to concentrate.
Social & Emotional Signs
Sometimes TBI manifests itself very heavily with social/emotional suffering. Keep watch for victims who experience unusual sadness, anxiety, emotions, anger, or irritability.
Poor sleep and insomnia can originate from many sources, but TBI is a common culprit. Brain-injury victims might begin to lose sleep, have a hard time falling asleep, or even sleep excessively.
Problems Specific to Children
Sometimes, children exhibit unique signs and symptoms. Along with everything previously mentioned, a child might have trouble nursing, become inconsolable, suffer drowsiness, have wild mood changes, and lose interest in favorite activities.
Signs Requiring Immediate Attention
We want to draw particular attention to some very serious signs that warrant immediate medical attention.
- Disparate Pupil Size
- Very Severe Headaches
- Uncontrolled Vomiting
- Excessive Weakness/Numbness
- Slurred Speech
- Losing Consciousness
- Persistent crying or unwillingness to eat (especially in children)
If you encounter any of these symptoms, please do two things: 1) get medical attention ASAP, and 2) If they came about from an accident, contact a reputable injury attorney firm, like Gruenberg Kelly Della for assistance. You may be entitled to recompense, but you’ll need help securing it if litigation becomes necessary.
Gruenberg Kelly Della specializes in every relevant facet of personal injury law. This enables us to serve New York by bringing restitution in difficult scenarios such as accidents resulting in serious brain trauma. For more assistance and information about our services, call us at (631) 737-4110.