Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious injury to the brain that can have devastating, life-changing consequences. Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person experiences sudden trauma to the head.
There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that can occur following a traumatic brain injury, ranging from mild to severe. People that suffer a mild TBI might lose consciousness for a short period of time and might experience headache, light headedness, confusion, lethargy, blurred vision, heaviness in the eyes, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, changes in mood and trouble paying attention.
People that suffer moderate or severe TBI will usually experience the same symptoms as mild TBI, but might also experience additional symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, chronic headache, convulsions or seizures, slurred speech, confusion, excessive weakness, dilation of the pupils and an inability to wake up from sleep.
Traumatic brain injuries are serious injuries that can result in permanent disability and can dramatically change a person’s life forever. Anyone who shows signs or symptoms of TBI should be treated immediately. The damage caused by the initial trauma to the brain cannot be reversed; however, the medical staff will try to stabilize a patient so no additional damage occurs.
Disabilities can include memory loss, problems thinking, difficulty communicating and changes in behavior or mental health. In the most severe cases, patients can experience personality changes that can affect their relationships and quality of life.
How We Can Help
Traumatic brain injury resource was created to help patients and families affected by TBI. We recognize the devastation associated with these injuries and are here to offer support. For information about how you can recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills, long-term treatments and to ease the stress of the situation while you learn to adapt to the new challenges you face, please contact us today.