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Symptoms of a Brain Injury

The signs of brain injury normally indicate that there is damage, whether permanent or temporary, under or on the brain skull.

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, often times, can go unnoticed or misdiagnosed subsequent to a victim suffering any impact to his or her head.

A brain injury, in fact, may go untreated and undiagnosed for days or weeks at a time, at times causing wrongful death.

Traumatic brain injuries are usually the result to the head of a sudden trauma, which may include a blow or a jolt, or the penetration to the skull of an object.

When it pertains to symptoms of a brain injury, a victim suffering from traumatic brain injury usually have hit his or her head against a wall, steering wheel, or any other solid object; this may even include penetration to the skull of the brain of any object.


While some indications of brain injury are quite obvious, cases that involve a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion can cause apparent calamities, which may last at a time for days or weeks.

Several of the more obvious indications and symptoms of a brain injury may entail the following: the urge to vomit; blurry vision; ringing ears; loss of dizziness, balance, and lightheadedness; headache or pain which refuses to go away; loss of an ability to smell or taste; eyes that become tired easily; difficulty in swallowing; difficulty in understanding speech or finding words; impulsiveness and/or irritability; inappropriate laughter; becoming easily confused, or getting lost; changes in mood, feeling sad or angry for no reason; changes in sleep patterns which may include sleeping more or finding it difficult to fall asleep; and increase to sensitivity to a distraction, light and sound; challenged to make decisions, focus, concentrate, or recall memory; and reduced function when acting, thinking, reading, and speaking.

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

It is usually necessary for immediate medical attention in cases of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.

Other individuals may notice red flags that are obvious when the victim suffers catastrophic symptoms, which may include the following: slurred speech; seizures or convulsions; repeated vomiting and/or nausea; loss of muscle function and/or coordination; and increase in levels of restlessness, confusion, or agitation; weakness and/or numbness in extremities; dilation of pupils; an inability to awake when sleeping; and headaches that are intense, which become worse over time.

Even in treatment, a minimal delay can diminish the likelihood of optimal recovery.

Treatments that are delayed, often times, result in physical, cognitive, and/or psychological impairment.

A number of victims of traumatic brain injury usually entail changes in functions which can affect emotions, thinking, language, and sensation.

Traumatic brain injury can also result in epilepsy, and boost the likelihood of risk in acquiring a host of healthcare conditions, which may include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other major disorders in the brain normally connected with aging.

Any individual that reveals symptoms of a brain injury should contact a personal injury attorney who specializes in traumatic brain injury.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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