Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are so incredibly dangerous to those who suffer them for two reasons. Firstly, any harm to such a critical organ is sure to be severe and could result in a wrongful death, even in considerably minor accidents. Secondly, a TBI might not be readily apparent and instead worsen dramatically over time until it suddenly manifests as a serious health issue, such as what sometimes happens in cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
One of the only ways to prevent drastic consequences of an undetected traumatic brain injury is to catch it as soon as possible. If you or someone you know has suffered a blow to the head recently, or perhaps had a high fever and debilitating illness, you need to look out for these common symptoms of a TBI:
- Nausea: A nauseated feeling may overcome the victim immediately or come in waves later on. Vomiting after a head injury is nearly-always indicative of a serious TBI.
- Speech impediment: Talking and communicating can be difficult for those suffering from a TBI. Words may be slurred or phrases forgotten. Alterations in the sound of their voice can also occur.
- Visual problems: Pupils may become dilated, uneven, or highly sensitive to light. Vision can become blurred, and written words may be incomprehensible.
- Other senses: Those suffering from TBIs are known to lose the ability to smell faint odors. They also experience pain due to loud or droning noises.
- Weakness: Blackouts, fainting spells, and general exhaustion may become persistent in TBI victims. Balancing may also be fatiguing or impossible.
- Mood swings: Uncharacteristic behaviors, such as crying outbursts, manic laughter, impulsive anger, and others, could indicate damage to the brain.
- Mental disability: TBI victims often experience memory loss, insomnia, false memories, and cannot concentrate on even simple, routine tasks.
If any of the aforementioned symptoms describe what you are experiencing, please do not hesitate to see a medical physician as soon as possible. You could be in a serious health condition and not even know it. Afterwards, we encourage you to contact our Tyler personal injury lawyer from The Flowers Law Firm, PC. With our assistance and support, you may be able to win maximum compensation for your traumatic brain injury if it was caused by another’s recklessness, negligence, or carelessness.
Call (844) WRECK-44 for more information.