There are several different types of brain injury, caused by a variety of accidents and incidents. With severe brain injury the impairments are obvious and profound. They can result in the inability to move; weakness or inability to control the normal movement of the arms or legs; and loss of sensation, coordination or intellectual capacity. The more difficult, and often overlooked, brain injuries are those where there are subtle neurological and mental changes. These may happen as a result of what appears to be a minor accident during which the brain is jarred.
Symptoms of a more subtle brain injury called soft signs (i.e., mood changes, memory loss, attention issues, fatigue) begin to appear after the accident, sometimes over long periods of time. For any type of incident causing a brain injury, the legal and medical issues can be very complex. Consequently, the victim of a brain injury and the family need an attorney well experienced in handling such claims, one who understands how to prove the injury and who knows how to obtain the necessary medical experts to support your claim. The attorneys at our law firm have that experience, and successfully handle claims on behalf of brain injured clients every day.
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Signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury can vary:
- Physical symptoms: dizziness, loss of balance, headaches, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, drowsiness or confusion
- Mental or cognitive symptoms: on and off disorientation, amnesia, short-term memory loss, poor judgment or poor concentration
- Emotional symptoms: depression, agitation, irritability, apathy, confrontational attitude, explosive temper, fearfulness, impatience, personality changes in general, sleep interruptions or appetite disturbances
Some of the more common injuries and descriptive words concerning head injuries are as follows:
- Concussion: occurs when the head is hit by something or is whipped about and the brain is jarred inside the skull.
- This can occur during a car accident, due to a fall, during a construction site mishap or even while doing work in a factory or on an assembly line. This can result in a brain contusion or more severe trauma to the brain.
- Retrograde amnesia: loss of memory of events that occurred before the injury.
- Anteriograde amnesia: loss of forward memory after the injury
- Brain contusion: a bruise to the brain.
- Focal injury: an injury to one part of the brain leaving the other parts intact.
- Diffuse injury: denotes widespread damage to the brain.
- Countrecoup injury: brain damage occurring on the side of the brain opposite the point of impact or trauma to the head. For example, if one is struck hard on the right side of the head, the brain will be thrown to the left in the skull and the left side of the brain will impact with the inside of the skull and become bruised or injured.