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Understanding The Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury

After you’ve been in an accident, whether from a car crash, a slip or trip and fall, or on the job, the full extent of your injuries may not show up for day, weeks, and even, years. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common injury endured from accidents. However, the signs and symptoms of TBI may not show up right away and may not even become a hindrance to your life for years to come. So when you’ve been in an accident, especially one where you have hit your head, you need to seek medical treatment right away and carefully monitor your health to ensure that you catch any long-term damage as soon as possible so you can get the best care right away.

Symptoms of TBI

When you’ve injured your head during an accident, you need to watch for all the symptoms associated with TBI. TBI is a complex set of illnesses and has a wide range of symptoms, both physically apparent and invisible. Understanding these symptoms can help make sure you receive adequate care for your injuries so they do not get worse. Here are the symptoms to look out for:

Physical Symptoms

  • Loss of consciousness for any period of time
  • A “foggy” state of being dazed, confused, or disoriented for any period of time
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue, tiredness, or drowsiness
  • Insomnia, oversleeping, or difficult waking up
  • Loss of balance, dizziness, or vertigo
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilated pupils
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in fingers or toes
  • Loss of coordination and fine motor skills

Mental Symptoms

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Frequent mood changes or mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Confusion
  • Agitation, combativeness, aggression, or other unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Comas

Sensory Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Changes in your sense of smell
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to sound

TBI Symptoms In Children

TBI is on the rise in children, most commonly as a result of sports injuries. TBI has different signs and symptoms in children, so as a parent or guardian it is crucial we understand these symptoms so that we can recognize when they need to receive treatment. So keep them under close observation after an accident, since TBI for children can cause a lifetime of health problems. Common TBI symptoms in children include:

  • Changes in eating, drinking, or nursing habits
  • Inconsolable crying
  • Aggression, irritation, and mood swings
  • Inability to pay attention
  • Insomnia or sleepiness
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Loss of interest in activities

Seek Treatment Immediately

If you or your child show any of these symptoms, you need to see a doctor immediately. TBI can be hard to detect without complex screening processes like MRIs and CT scans, so after your accident, your doctor may not run all the diagnostic tests available. However, if you or your child show any of the signs or symptoms of TBI after an injury, your doctor will make sure that you are screened for a range of different TBIs and will help come up with a treatment plan to help manage your illness.

TBI From An Accident

TBIs can severely impact your life. TBIs can impair your mobility, reduce your cognitive capabilities, and make your normal routines very challenging. TBI diagnosis and treatments are also incredibly expensive and can quickly lead to mounting debt. So if your TBI is a result of an injury, you need to speak to personal injury attorney immediately. At , Goldman, Babboni, and Walsh, we have decades of experience representing TBI victims after an accident and help make sure that you get the compensation you need to manage your injuries. Call us monitor your health for the signs of TBI and call us to see how we can help!

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Understanding The Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury

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