Head injuries are serious matters that should be examined by a medical professional. Unfortunately, many of these injuries impact the brain, and they are frequently misdiagnosed or completely missed leading to the patient suffering the results of an undiagnosed and untreated injury, which can be fatal.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by sudden head trauma. These injuries include being hit or struck in the head, or the skull being penetrated by an object.
These injuries cause the brain to function improperly.
Some symptoms that indicate that a patient has suffered a mild traumatic brain injury or a concussion include nausea, headaches that do not get better, loss of taste, loss of smell, loss of balance, dizziness, irritability, impulsiveness, inappropriate laughter, trouble reading, confusion, trouble swallowing, mood changes, changes in sleep patterns, distractibility, and blurry vision.
More serious head injuries can cause seizures, nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination, slurred speech, inability to wake up after sleeping, dilation of pupils, and numbness or weakness in the patient’s extremities.
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result offalling, of vehicle collisions, or other accidental forms of injuries.
Medical practitioners perform a number of tests on patients who have suffered head injuries. MRIs, CTs, PET scans, and SPECT scans can find evidence of injuries to the brain. Doctors may also carry out cognitive assessments on victims and evaluate the person’s speech and other cognitive abilities.
Traumatic brain injuries can lead to severe long-term health issues. These injuries can also lead to expensive medical bills and lost income. Patients who were injured in accidents should contact an attorney to determine if they are eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.
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