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TBI Symptoms? It’s Time To Seek Medical Attention

Traumatic brain injuries are generally caused by a blow or jolt to the body or head, and they are both exceptionally dangerous and extremely unpredictable. If someone else’s negligence causes you to exhibit any concerning signs or symptoms of a TBI, it’s time to seek medical attention and professional legal counsel.  

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), because they affect the brain, are extremely dangerous – and extremely unpredictable. TBIs are generally caused by a blow to the head or body or by the jolting of the head on the neck, and they are closely associated with traffic accidents of every kind, falls caused by poorly maintained commercial properties, accidents on the job, and more. If someone else’s negligence causes you to sustain a TBI, it’s time to consult with an experienced Columbus brain injury attorney.

TBIs EXPLAINED

The Mayo Clinic relays all the following regarding TBIs:

  • While a mild TBI may affect your brain cells only temporarily, a more serious injury can lead to bruising, bleeding, torn tissues, and more, which can lead to long-term complications or even death. 
  • The symptoms of a TBI can be apparent immediately after the injury-causing accident, but they can also be exceptionally slow to appear, which can make obtaining the medical care you need more complicated. 
  • If you or someone you love has taken a blow to the head – in any kind of accident – seek emergency medical attention if you exhibit any of the early warning signs of TBIs or experience any concerning effects.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The Mayo Clinic also shares the signs and symptoms associated with mild, moderate, and severe TBIs – along with common symptoms experienced by children. Let’s take a closer look at those symptoms most closely associated with moderate to severe TBIs, which can include:

  • The victim may experience a loss of physical coordination. 
  • The victim can lose consciousness for a period of from several minutes to hours.
  • The victim can experience nausea and repeated vomiting.
  • The victim can experience a headache that won’t abate and/or that continues to worsen.
  • One or both of the victim’s pupils may dilate.
  • The victim can have convulsions and/or seizures.
  • It may be difficult or impossible to wake the victim from sleep.
  • Clear fluid may drain from the victim’s ears and/or nose.
  • The victim may experience numbness and/or weakness in the toes or fingers.

These physical symptoms can accompany cognitive symptoms that may include serious confusion, slurred speech, unusual behaviors such as agitation or combativeness, or coma. Exhibiting any one of the above signs and symptoms is reason enough to seek immediate medical attention. 

DON’T WAIT TO CONSULT WITH AN EXPERIENCED COLUMBUS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Attorney Geoff Jones at The Jones Firm in Columbus, Ohio, is committed to helping clients like you – who’ve been injured by the negligence of someone else – obtain just compensation that covers your full array of physical, financial, and emotional damages. TBIs are serious injuries that are also seriously unpredictable, and you need skilled legal guidance on your side. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 614-209-5162 today. 

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