Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury
Individuals in Pennsylvania who suffer from a head injury should be aware of the symptoms of TBI. Depending on the severity, a traumatic brain injury can range from a mild concussion to severe brain damage. Symptoms of a TBI can include nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurry vision, anxiety, insomnia, difficulty concentrating and memory issues. People who have suffered from a TBI in the past are more susceptible to experiencing another TBI in the future.
How long does it take for symptoms to show up?
In some cases, the symptoms of brain injuries show up immediately after the accident. In other cases, the symptoms might not show up for months or even years. The symptoms of TBIs can be difficult to determine, so some patients might not even realize that they have a brain injury.
When should an individual seek medical attention?
Adults should seek medical attention if they experience loss of consciousness, vomiting or nausea, slurred speech, excessive drowsiness, seizures, sudden changes in personality, confusion, weakness or severe headaches. Children should receive medical attention if they have any of these symptoms, as well as constant crying or a refusal to eat. An untreated TBI can have severe consequences, so it’s important to seek medical care as soon as possible.
How to proceed after a brain injury
If an individual or their family member suffers from a traumatic brain injury, they might be entitled to compensation. Working with an attorney, the plaintiff might be able to receive a settlement that covers the costs of medical or funeral bills as well as emotional damages. The attorney could assess the situation and determine if a lawsuit is viable, then help their client bring the strongest case to court to negotiate for a settlement.