Signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries


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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke notes that there are multiple symptoms of different types of traumatic brain injuries after an accident or violent blow to the head. Accident victims will have different experiences and should be on the lookout for the following symptoms:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Confusion or disorientation even in familiar settings
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty thinking or using your cognitive function
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Pupil dilation
  • Changes in psychological or mental state

It is crucial to get immediate medical assistance so that a brain injury can be ruled out or proper treatment is sought so that victims make a full recovery. After a medical evaluation of the patient and treatment recommendation, he must follow the doctor’s instructions to avoid significant complications.

Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, and even a craniotomy to treat the damage depending on the diagnosis results. Many patients need to stay in the hospital for a long time while receiving constant care and oxygen. In addition, some victims must go through physical, speech, cognitive, and occupational therapies even after leaving the hospital.

Suppose you are involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and have suffered a severe brain injury. In that case, you have the right to seek justice as well as compensation for your damages and losses.