What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?
Each year many people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in auto accidents, boating accidents, and slip and fall accidents. TBI is a serious condition that can cause lifelong pain and disability. If you or someone you love sustains a traumatic brain injury, you should seek legal aid as soon as possible.
Below are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury:
- A loss of consciousness that lasts a few minutes to a few hours
- Profound confusion or disorientation
- Irritability, hostility, or other unusual behavior
- Trouble talking or slurred speech
- Trouble waking up from a deep sleep
- A numbness or soreness in extremities
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- A loss of coordination
- An inability to control bowels or bladder
- Constant headaches or headaches that appear to worsen with time
- Constant feeling of nausea
- Repeated vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
- The appearance of clear fluids from the eyes, nose, or ears
The above list of symptoms is for a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. A person who suffers a mild traumatic brain injury may only lose consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes and may have trouble remembering recent events. Additionally, individuals who sustain mild brain injuries have sensitivity to light, may feel depressed, and may have trouble sleeping.
More severe injuries produce symptoms that can include death. If you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else, seek tough, knowledgeable legal representation.