Traumatic Brain Injury also known as TBI, head injury or brain damage can be caused by many types of trauma. Brain injury can occur with or without an obvious blow to the head in an accident, fall or other incident. Brain injury can significantly affect the lives of those who experience brain trauma along with their families. In many brain injury cases the victims are permanently disabled and in need of months or even years of brain injury rehabilitation and unfortunately even cause wrongful death.

While the symptoms of traumatic brain injury may not be apparent to the casual observer, brain trauma can cause devastating life long consequences on your daily activities at home and work. Brain injuries require specialized diagnostic and treatment techniques to address the cognitive, functional and emotional effects. Furthermore, many individuals do not have the resources that it would take to make normal life possible after a brain injury, however at the Joseph Farzam Law Firm we help to provide you with a fair settlement for the necessary funds for the long term rehabilitation and medical care which is often necessary after any brain trauma. It can provide the needed for your spouse and children and replace loss of income due to inability to work or get promoted.

Common Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Persistent headaches and/or neck pain
  • Trouble with memory, concentration or decision-making
  • Delayed thinking, speaking, action, or reading
  • Becoming easily lost or confused
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes or mood swings
  • Disrupted or changed sleeping patterns
  • Dizziness and/or problems with balance
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to lights, sounds, or distractions
  • Vision blurring or tired eyes
  • Hearing problems or ringing ears
  • Loss of sense of smell and/or taste

Symptoms of Serious Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury victims with more severe injuries may exhibit the above symptoms as well. Of course, in cases of moderate to serious brain injuries, the symptoms are likely to be more obvious and emergent. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following after a head injury:

  • Unconsciousness, however brief
  • Convulsion or seizures
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Inability to wake from sleep
  • Slurred or incoherent speech
  • Weakness or numbness in any of the limbs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dilation of the pupils

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

After a child experiences a bump or blow to the head, keep a watchful eye on his or her behavior. It can be more difficult to distinguish warning signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries in children – especially those too young to verbally express what they are feeling. Contact a medical professional right away if you notice any of these symptoms in a child after a head injury occurs:

  • Tired or lethargic behavior
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability or crankiness, or long periods of inconsolable crying
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in how the child plays, or lack of interest in favorite toys and activities
  • Changes in behavior or performance at school
  • Loss of newly acquired skills, such as potty training
  • Unsteady walking/loss of balance

What to do if you Experience Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury could result in potential long-term problems. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a TBI or know someone who might, seek medical attention right away. After receiving care, assess the circumstances of the injury and the financial and emotional hardships you and your family may be facing. If your brain injury is the result of the negligence or recklessness of another, contact Joseph Farzam Law Firm as we will immediately assist you.