Due to the delicate nature of the brain, any number of accidents or incidents can cause someone to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), from car accidents to dangerous prescription drugs. Even a brain injury that could be considered mild in comparison to a traumatic brain injury can cause the victim to suffer lifelong consequences, such as memory or sensory loss. If left untreated or diagnosed, it is not uncommon for a TBI to result in death.
It is for these reasons and so many more that it is critical that everyone know how to identify and address traumatic brain injuries as soon as they occur. If you have been in an accident or became debilitated due to medication or a high fever, you may have an underlying brain injury.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Amnesia or memory loss
- Balance and coordination issues
- Chronic headaches
- Dizziness and nausea
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Frequent and uncharacteristic mood swings
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Insomnia or oversleeping
If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, please see your trusted medical physician as soon as possible. Proper treatment of a brain injury usually relies on immediate or near-immediate recognition. However, many TBIs are permanent from the moment they occur.
Keep any and all medical records pertaining to the accident that may have caused your brain injury, or any subsequent records. In TBI cases, a doctor's opinion and diagnosis are often the most powerful pieces of evidence someone can use as they pursue compensation. For professional legal counsel, contact our Morgantown brain injury lawyers at Cranston & Edwards, PLLC. We offer free case evaluations and contingency fee agreements, allowing you to retain our services for nothing upfront and nothing out of pocket.