Anyone can sustain brain damage. When something hits the head, the brain bounces around inside the skull potentially wreaking havoc to the fragile tissue. A severe brain injury (TBI) can seriously affect a person’s ability to reason. Above all, it can affect them physically and it can affect them psychologically. Contact the experienced brain injury attorneys at McDonald Worley. We understand brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injury and brain damage lawsuits can be complex when taken to the court system.. So, for that reason, your attorney needs experience and expertise handling traumatic brain injury lawsuits.
Causes and Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can also be caused by concussions, contusions, penetration injuries, and diffuse axonal injuries (a severe shaking)..
Some of the brain injury side effects include:
- Ambulation: Being unable to get around on their own
- Balance: Feeling unsteady on their feet
- Coordination: A feeling of being “all thumbs” or not being able to do multiple things at once like in the past
- Fine Motor Skills: Needlework can become clumsy, or even tying bows on your shoes can be difficult
- Strength: No longer able to move the chair to vacuum or lift stacks of paperwork or books
- Endurance: M many people find they can’t walk as far or climb the stairs like they used to
- Memory: Remembering events clearly or recalling names of people you know can become a problem
- Language: Some people experience trouble in speaking and forming words properly
- Information Processing: It may take longer to understand concepts or situations you are in.
- Coping: Difficulty accepting and dealing with having a disability
While TBI can be caused by many situations, they most commonly occur when the head strikes an object such as a wall, the ground, or another hard object. Also, other causes of trauma can include lack of oxygen for an extended period (anoxic), poisoning, and infection.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some head injuries are “Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries” (MTBI). Characteristics of MTBI include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory immediately, preceding or following the injury
- Any alteration in one’s mental state at the time of the accident
- Confusion or disorientation
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Sleeping issues
- Loss of Balance
- Depression or anxiety
- Mood swings
Other brain injury symptoms may include dilated pupils, slurred speech, loss of coordination, agitation, or coma.
Injuries to the brain can often go misdiagnosed—sometimes symptoms do not present themselves right away. It is vital that someone who has suffered a brain injury in the city of Houston seek medical attention immediately. Contact a personal injury lawyer right away to find out your legal options after your head injury.
Learn more about brain injuries from the following resources:
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders: Recent Research
- Brain Trauma Foundation: Recent TBI Statistics
- Brain Injury Association of America: TBI Data
- “TBI significantly under-diagnosed” – NCBI Report
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In many MTBI cases, the individual may appear normal on the surface. However, they have continuing functional problems. Also, long-term side effects can include Postconcussion Syndrome (PCS), cognitive and personality changes.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of an accident that could have been prevented or resulting from the negligence of another, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your suffering.
The road to recovery can be a long and hard fight, taking a large toll on the sufferer as well as family and friends. So, our head injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to get the justice you deserve, and full compensation you may be entitled to, giving you the freedom to focus on recovery.