Causes of Brain Injuries and Symptoms
Brain injuries can be caused in a number of ways but the most common are auto accidents, firearms and falls.
A person who sustains a brain injury may have an array of both physical and psychological symptoms. Some symptoms may appear immediately after the injury but others may not appear until weeks later. Below are the most common symptoms for mild and moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries.Mild traumatic brain injuries
The symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury may include:
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being confused, disoriented or dazed.
- Concentration or memory problems
- Loss of balance or dizziness
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensory problems such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears or a bad taste in the mouth
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Anxiety or depression
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may include some of the same signs and symptoms of a mild injury, but may also include the following symptoms which may not appear for a few days after the initial injury:
- Loss of consciousness from a few minutes to hours
- Combativeness, extreme irritability or other unusual behavior
- Slurred speech
- Profound confusion
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Loss of coordination
- Numbness or weakness in the extremities
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Persistent headache or headache that worsens
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Seizures or convulsions
- Dilated pupils
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
If you or your loved one is exhibiting any of these symptoms following a head injury, seek immediate medical attention. If the head injury was caused by someone's carelessness, next seek immediate legal help with one of our experienced brain injury attorneys. Even mild brain injuries can be disruptive to every day life and can last for over a year. A severe brain injury can cause significant impairments and disabilities and can transform the lives of the victim and the victim's entire family. We understand the physical, emotional and financial burdens imposed on victims of brain injuries and their families, and we are here to help you recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, future medical care and more.
From anywhere in Tennessee, contact one of our brain injury attorneys at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or online. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your accident and your rights. We only get paid if we get money for you and we advance all case expenses. So, you will never be out of pocket any money to pursue your brain injury case. For more information on our fees and case expenses, click here.