The CDC estimates that more than 1.6 million persons in the United States suffer from a brain injury each year. According to statistics, around 33% of fatal incidents involve a brain or head injury. A brain injury is usually caused by a sudden force, such as a fall or jolt, or when an object strikes the victim's head. When an object penetrates a person's head, it can cause a brain injury.
In many situations, these brain injuries are minor and have no long-term consequences. However, in certain circumstances they are quite severe injuries that can lead to long-lasting and permanent negative effects.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and you’re scared that there may be a traumatic brain injury involved, examine these four frequent symptoms of brain injuries. If you notice that you have a symptom that’s listed, consult a medical practitioner immediately. Once medical care has been given, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation.
1. Physical symptoms
Physical symptoms such as weariness, dizziness, and headache are typical in those who have suffered a brain damage. In more catastrophic cases, paralysis can happen. Other signs and symptoms include a change in appetite or sleeplessness.
Finally, the most catastrophic brain injuries cause intense agony, unconsciousness, and other significant complications. Physical symptoms are usually treated by lowering pain and assisting patients in recovering as rapidly as possible.
2. Behavioral problems
A person's social habits, emotions, conduct, and/or personality can be changed depending on which area of the brain has been harmed. Following a brain injury, a person who was once quiet and pleasant may become hostile and aggressive. Depression, a loss of self-control, a lack of drive, anxiety, a lack of restraint, or a lack of self-awareness are all common behavioral difficulties following a brain injury. Some modifications are permanent, while others are only temporary.
3. Cognitive difficulties
If other regions of the brain are affected, major cognitive difficulties might arise, such as difficulty processing information and impulsivity. Amnesia and problems with language processing are two more cognitive impairments. Doctors aren't sure how or why brain injuries produce these problems, but there are a variety of therapeutic choices that can help.
4. Sensory concerns
Sensory difficulties are the last category of symptoms. Blindness, fuzzy vision, uncontrollable eye movement, and ringing in the ears are all examples of this. Some victims experience a heightened sensitivity to noise and impairments with their sense of touch, smell, and taste.
If you have had any of the aforementioned symptoms as a result of an accident, you should consult a medical practitioner first and then a personal injury attorney. For a free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030.