Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head. Sometimes they are also referred to as “closed head injuries.” TBI’s often result from a serious car accident and can occur in many different levels of severity. The symptoms can be immediate or delayed. Symptoms can include blurry vision, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. More severe brain injuries can affect a person’s thinking, memory, and even alter their personality and mood.
Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnoses
Some common symptoms of a severe TBI are headaches that does not go away or gets worse over time, nausea or vomiting, seizures, sleep disorders, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, dilated eye pupils. A medical Doctor will look for the above symptoms and can further diagnose a TBI using a CT and/or a MRI scan of the head. If you are involved in a car accident, it is important that you and your family keep an eye out for any such symptoms and get immediate medical treatment as needed.
Any age individual including very young children can experience a TBI. However, most TBI’s are diagnosed in individuals between 14 and 60 years old. Treatment generally includes medication and surgery depending on the severity of the injury and the age of the individual.
TBI’s are more common than most people think. Every year, it is estimated that over 200,000 TBI’s occur in the US annually. Over half the TBI’s are from car accidents, but they occur frequently in sporting events and on-the-job accidents.
Our Attorneys understand that a Traumatic Brain Injury can be a life changing event and you will need help. If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI from an auto injury or accident that was due to someone else’s negligence, or have been hurt on the job, call P&O law firm’s Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys today at 601-202-1111.
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