Common Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Common Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Categories of Brain Injury 

Traumatic brain injury is divided into two categories — mild and severe. A traumatic brain injury is considered mild if a loss of consciousness lasts for less than 30 minutes. On the other hand, traumatic brain injury is considered severe, if a loss of consciousness lasts for more than an hour.

Common Signs of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Signs of a mild traumatic brain injury include,

  • Excessive sleep or depression
  • Issues with coordination
  • Mood changes, such as violent outbursts
  • Memory Loss
  • Difficulty expressing thoughts or sentences
  • Nausea
  • Seizers
  • Sensory problems, such as bad taste in mouth, loss of smell, sensitivity to lights or sounds

Common Signs of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Signs of a moderate to severe brain injury may begin within days and symptoms include:

  • Continous spasms of nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty speaking or walking, confusion
  • Clear fluid that
    • Drains from ears
    • Drains from either nose or ears
  • Dilated pupil(s)
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Moody
  • Combative behavior

How Long Does it Take for Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms to Show Up?

Often times, symptoms of traumatic brain injury are not immediately apparent. It may take several days or weeks for traumatic brain injury symptoms to surface. The, of course, depends on a number of factors including how severe was the incident. It is important to speak to your physician’s if you begin to notice physical or behavioral changes. You should also consider receiving an MRI of your brain. A thorough neurological examination or a brain imaging scan should reveal any damage to the brain’s surface.

How to Proceed with a Personal Injury Claim for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

It is important to collect all the documentation and medical records that are related to the injury. Also, it is a good idea to keep a journal and keeping track of the time and effects the injury has on your daily life. Consult with a personal injury attorney that is experienced in traumatic brain injury related cases. Your attorney will consult with out on your options, whether there was any potential negligence that can be asserted against the third party. You may be able to collect monetary compensation, the cost of therapy, medical expenses, loss of income, reduced quality of life, and more for a traumatic brain injury cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another, we invite you to contact our office and speak to one of our experienced Glendale personal injury attorneys at (310) 943-1171.


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