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Understanding TBIs

Posted on in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Suffering a traumatic brain injury is one of the most damaging things you can encounter. The long-term pain and disabilities associated with brain damage force you to require medical care, specialized equipment, lost income, and more.

As with any other injury, a traumatic brain injury varies by severity. Some are much worse than others, making diagnosis essential when you suffer harm. You should know about the various symptoms associated with mild TBIs and moderate and severe TBIs.

What are the Symptoms of Mild TBIs?

The symptoms of a mild TBI fall into three categories: physical, sensory, and cognitive.

Physical symptoms most often include loss of consciousness, lasting several seconds to a few minutes. If you don't lose consciousness, you may have a feeling of being confused or disoriented. The injury may also come with a headache, speech problems, sleep trouble, and imbalance.

Sensory symptoms often cause blurry vision, hearing trouble, changes in taste, and difficulties with your ability to smell. Some of the cognitive symptoms you may experience include memory problems, behavioral issues, and depression.

What are the Symptoms of Moderate and Severe TBIs?

As the name implies, moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries involve some of the most damaging symptoms. Physical symptoms may include loss of consciousness lasting hours, convulsions, seizures, numbness in fingers or toes, and sleep trouble.

Cognitive symptoms can cause you to experience slurred speech. In the worst-case scenario, you may suffer a coma. You may also be combative to those around you, changes in eating habits, and have long-term confusion.

If you start to feel any of the effects above, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor can help to diagnose the severity of your condition using multiple tests, brain scans, and more. They can also help to determine if your injury was the result of someone else's negligence.

At The Edwards Law Firm, our Corpus Christi brain injury attorneys work hard to represent you in your most challenging time. We'll be by your side to determine who to hold liable, and we'll pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

Call our firm today at 361-698-7600 and speak with someone from our team in a free case evaluation.

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