Injuries to the head and brain can cause long-term damage to victims and can affect them for the rest of their lives. This post provides Texas readers with some information about the symptoms that victims of traumatic brain injuries may experience but in no way should be read as medical or legal advice. Professionals should be consulted to better understand victims’ unique medical conditions and the legal options they may have for seeking financial compensation.
Like other types of injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can be mild to severe. However, even mild TBIs can have significant associated symptoms. For example, physical symptoms like nausea, dizziness, fatigue, pain and sleep problems may all occur with mild TBI events.
More serious TBIs may involve more serious and life-altering symptoms. A moderate to severe TBI may cause a victim to experience seizures, numbness, confusion, changes in behavior, loss of consciousness and headaches. Coma may result when significant damage is done to the brain through a TBI event.
Traumatic brain injuries can occur when victims suffer impact injuries, such as those that occur in car accidents. They can also result from penetration injuries, such as when objects penetrate the skull and enter the brain. Both forms of TBI can be devastating, costly and life-threatening.
It is important that all victims of TBI seek their own medical assistance so that the specific needs of their individual injuries can be addressed by doctors who understand their cases. To this end, the costs and treatment plans associated with treating and living with TBI can vary greatly. Support from personal injury attorneys can guide TBI victims through the decision-making processes for determining appropriate legal action.