If you have been involved in a serious accident which caused violent jerking of the head, struck your head during a fall or suffered trauma to your head in another manner, it is possible you could have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most people recover fully from mild traumatic brain injuries, but a severe TBI can have devastating consequences for you and your family.
Mild TBIs may affect brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injuries can result in bleeding, bruising, torn tissues, and other damage to the brain. These types of injuries can result in long-term complications, or in some cases, death.
The symptoms of a severe TBI
If you or a loved one has been in an accident and has suffered from a TBI, it is important that you consult with a doctor. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner a plan for recovery can be initiated and the chance of exacerbating the injury is reduced. There are both moderate and severe TBI, a list provided by the Mayo Clinic provides TBI symptoms.
The worst cases of a TBI can put someone into a coma or cause issues with their conscious awareness. A new speech impediment or even a change in your personality depending on what part of your brain has suffered trauma is possible. These symptoms and others can affect your personal and personal relationships.
It is possible that you could find yourself no longer able to perform physical tasks that require dexterity if you have had a loss of coordination or numbness that can sometimes result from a TBI. You may find you can no longer drive or are experiencing convulsions, seizures or sudden bouts of nausea and vomiting. You could have a persistent headache that can be severe and debilitating, which can affect your focus and mood. These symptoms can be temporary for some, while others could have them for the rest of their life.
This article is for informative purposes about the potentially life-altering effects of TBI only and is not written for legal advice.