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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

We recently received an email from a woman who was playing tag with her kids and bumped her head on a light post. She shared with us the humor of the situation, but later that day she ended up going to see a doctor due to a persistent headache. She had suffered a mild concussion. While this brain injury example is not a severe case, it is important to know exactly what a brain injury is and what to do in case one occurs.

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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. This can be the result of an object suddenly and violently coming into contact with the head, or when an object actually pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue.

Symptoms of a mild TBI include…

  •   Headache
  •   Lightheadedness
  •   Blurred vision or tired eyes
  •   Ringing in the ears
  •   Bad taste in the mouth
  •   Fatigue or lethargy
  •   Behavioral or mood changes
  •   Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking

People with a moderate or severe TBI display the symptoms listed above but may also include

  •   Headache that gets worse or does not go away
  •   Dilation of one or both pupil
  •   Slurred speech
  •   Weakness or numbness
  •   Loss of coordination
  •   Restlessness or agitation 

The leading cause of TBI’s are falls and motor-vehicle accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first and most important thing to do in the case of a TBI is to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

If you are in an accident and fear you may have suffered a TBI, seek medical attention immediately. If your accident occurs as a result of someone else’s actions, the personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes can evaluate your case for free. Our lawyers are available 24/7 – 800-621-2020.

Contact Cellino & Barnes, a leading personal injury firm, if you or a loved one has been affected by a traumatic brain injury.