Among the consequences of catastrophic accidents, injuries to the brain are perhaps the most severe. Other injuries may radically alter one’s ability to live a fulfilling life, but they leave your mind intact. The same cannot be said of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Their causes are varied, ranging from car crashes, to bad falls—anything that causes a blow to the head. It’s important that you are familiar with the symptoms of such an injury so that you can seek immediate medical attention on behalf of yourself or a loved one. With this in mind, we’ve laid out some of the most common traumatic brain injury symptoms.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
All traumatic brain injuries are serious, but today we will start with the mildest of such injuries. In terms of physical symptoms, someone who has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury may momentarily lose consciousness. If this is not the case, it is more than likely that they will feel disoriented.
Typically, this will be accompanied by a headache, nausea, and any number of sleep problems. This could include difficulties falling asleep or even sleeping too much.
Here are a few other mild traumatic brain injury symptoms you should be aware of:
- Feelings of depression or anxiety
- New sensory issues, such as blurry eyesight or a foul taste in the mouth
- Difficulty speaking
Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Many traumatic brain injuries are not nearly so mild. Victims of car accidents, for instance, stand a higher chance at sustaining a moderate to severe damage to the brain. For the most part, the symptoms of these TBIs mirror those we’ve previously mentioned, only in greater severity.
For instance, the loss of consciousness associated with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries tends to be more sustained. It could last for several hours, and could even take the form of a coma.
Victims of moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries aren’t just disoriented; they may exhibit extreme confusion or even aggression. Their speech may be incomprehensible. In addition to sustained nausea and vomiting, they may have seizures.
What to Do
If you believe that yourself or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury—even a mild one—it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. If any of these symptoms arise due to a recent head injury, visit your nearest emergency room.
It is an unfortunate fact that medical care can be extremely expensive. This is especially true in the case of traumatic brain injuries, which may require continued medical attention and therapy. If this injury was the fault of another individual, a lawsuit can help to cover these costs.
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