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What are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

by | Jan 25, 2021 | Catastrophic Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries

When a person in Mooresville suffers a sudden, violent hit to the head, this can result in a traumatic brain injury. Some common causes of traumatic brain injuries include falls, motor vehicle accidents, acts of violence and sports injuries. A severe traumatic brain injury can cause long-term damage or could even be fatal. The following is a brief overview of the symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury.

Physical symptoms

These symptoms may manifest themselves immediately, or they could not present themselves until days after the incident. A person with a severe traumatic brain injury may lose consciousness. They may have a persistent headache or a headache that becomes more severe as time goes on. They may feel nauseous or vomit. They may experience convulsions or seizures. One or both of their pupils may be dilated. They also may have a clear-colored liquid draining out of their nose or ears.

Mental symptoms

Not all symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury are physical; there are cognitive or mental symptoms as well. A person with a traumatic brain injury may be extremely confused. They may be agitated, combative of may simply not be behaving like themselves. They may slur when they talk. They could even fall into a coma.

Learn more about traumatic brain injuries

A severe traumatic brain injury can be devastating not just to your health, but also to your finances. Hefty medical bills, lost wages from being unable to work and pain and suffering can all take a toll. For this reason when a person suffers a traumatic brain injury due to the negligent actions of another, they may choose to pursue compensation for the losses they suffered. Our firm’s website has more information on this topic for those interested.