If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\nAttorney\u00a0Ronald E. Johnson\u00a0of\u00a0Schachter & Hendy\u00a0concentrates on legal issues surrounding children's birth injuries. One kind of injury that\u00a0Schachter & Hendy\u00a0work with is\u00a0traumatic birth injury (TBI). According to the\u00a0National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), traumatic birth injury happens when some kind of trauma happens to the brain and causes some kind of brain damage. Causes of TBI: There are many causes of TBI. It can be caused by a\u00a0traumatic birth delivery,\u00a0by hitting the head on a hard surface like a wall or floor, or it can be caused by some object hitting the head or penetrating the skull and brain tissue. The symptoms of TBI include:\r\n\r\n \tmild, moderate, or severe damage\r\n \tconsciousness or unconsciousness for a few seconds or minutes\r\n \theadache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness\r\n \tblurred vision\r\n \tringing in the ears\r\n \tbehavioral or mood changes\r\n \ttrouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking\r\n \tvomiting or nausea\r\n \tconvulsions or seizures\r\n \tinability to waken from sleeping\r\n \tdilation of one or both pupils\r\n \tslurred speech\r\n \tweakness or numbness in arms and legs\r\n \tloss of coordination\r\n \tincreasing confusion or agitation\r\n\r\nWhat is the treatment for TBI? Anyone exhibiting the symptoms of any form of\u00a0mild, moderate, or severe TBI\u00a0should see a doctor immediately. Medical personnel will try to prevent the brain damage from getting worse\u00a0with immediate stabilization treatment. Treatment methods include:\r\n\r\n \tmaintaining adequate blood flow\r\n \tmaintaining proper oxygen supply to the brain and body\r\n \tcontrolling blood pressure\r\n \tusing imaging tests to determine if it is mild, moderate, or severe damage\r\n \t\u00a0physical therapy\r\n \toccupational therapy\r\n \tspeech\/language therapy\r\n \tpsysiatry (physical medicine)\r\n \tpsychology\/psychiatry\r\n \tsocial support\r\n\r\nWhat are some possible disabilities that occur? \r\n\r\n \tDisabilities depend on severity of trauma, age and health of patient\r\n \tcognition\u2014thinking, memory, reasoning\r\n \tsensory abilities like sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste\r\n \tcommunication\u2014expressing thoughts and understanding\r\n \tbehavior or mental health issues like depression or inappropriate actions\r\n \tstupor (temporary)\r\n \tvegetative state or coma\r\n\r\nWhat is the future for TBI patients?\r\n\r\n \tAbout half of severe cases of TBI will need surgery to remove or repair ruptured blood vessels or bruised brain tissue.\r\n \tResearchers at\u00a0NINDS\u00a0are conducting clinical tests to determine new strategies and interventions to limit brain damage and better provide long-term recovery of patients.\r\n\r\nFor more information, contact\u00a0https:\/\/www.ninds.nih.gov\/research\/tbi\/index.htm.