What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may after occur after a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident or other type of incident. TBI may have long-lasting effects on cognition, a person’s ability to function and his or her quality of life. In personal injury cases, most TBIs are considered “catastrophic injuries,” a class of injury that has long-lasting effects on health and quality of life.

Changes in consciousness, sensation and cognition can indicate traumatic brain injury. While symptoms may be immediately apparent, sometimes they are more subtle and take time to recognize and diagnose.

With mild TBI, patients may experience a brief loss of consciousness, disorientation, headache, nausea and vomiting, changes in the perception of taste, sound, smell or light, problems with memory or concentration and mood changes.

People with moderate to severe TBI experience more pronounced symptoms, like a loss of consciousness for longer periods, seizures, clear fluid coming from the nose or ears, coma, slurred speech and severe agitation.

If a traumatic brain injury is suspected, it is important to seek prompt medical treatment. After receiving medical treatment, the victim or family should contact Joyce & Reyes for a free personal injury consultation.

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