Traumatic Brain Injuries: Know What to Look For
At HENDY JOHNSON VAUGHN EMERY, we specialize in traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases. TBI is an injury to the brain from an external force which may cause brain dysfunction and is associated with neurological and cognitive deficiencies. Slips, trips, falls, automobile, motorcycle, and trucking accidents often result in TBI.
TBI is often referred to as the “silent epidemic” because the complications that result from it are not necessarily visible. Roughly 80% of the 1.7 million patients who visit the emergency room with TBI are evaluated and discharged within 24 hours often without a diagnosis of TBI. Experts like physiatrists, neuro-radiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, eye specialists, rehabilitation therapists, and many other medical professionals are often needed to help diagnose TBI and identify the symptoms.
TBI causes both physical and neurocognitive side effects. Following an accident or injury to the head, these are the symptoms to look out for:
- Loss of consciousness
- Confusion and disorientation
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood changes
- Memory or concentration problems
- Feelings of depression
If you or a loved one have been in an accident and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, be sure to seek immediate care. If you’ve experienced a TBI due to the negligence of another party, we can help. Trust our team at HENDY JOHNSON VAUGHN EMERY to get you the care you need to treat your TBI and let us work to hold the appropriate parties accountable for your injury. Contact our team today for a free case evaluation.
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