map3030 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, #130
Dallas, TX 75234


Call Us214-221-5800

What Are the Symptoms of a Serious Brain Injury?

 Posted on August 26, 2021 in Catastrophic Injuries

TX injury lawyerThere are multiple types of catastrophic injuries that can have drastic effects on a person’s short-term and long-term health. Brain injuries can be especially harmful, but they are not always easy to recognize, since their symptoms can sometimes be delayed. When a person suffers a blow to the head in a situation such as a car accident or work accident, the full effects of their injury may not become known until days or weeks after they were initially injured. By understanding the symptoms a person may experience and the long-term ramifications of an injury, a victim and their loved ones can take legal action to pursue compensation from the person or parties who were responsible.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

A traumatic brain injury or TBI involves damage to brain tissue resulting from a blow to the head or a strong jolt to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull. This may result in bruising of the brain, torn brain tissue, or serious bleeding, which can put pressure on the brain and cause additional damage. A mild traumatic brain injury may result in symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, confusion, temporary memory loss, or loss of consciousness. These symptoms will usually last for a short period of time, typically around a few days to a week.

Moderate or severe brain injuries can be much more serious, and they may result in some of the same symptoms as mild brain injuries, although these symptoms may persist for a longer period of time. A victim may also experience other long-term symptoms that affect their quality of life, such as chronic headaches, weakness in the body, loss of coordination, sleep disorders that result in difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than normal, slurred speech or difficulty expressing themselves, problems with concentration, impairments to hearing or vision, mood disorders such as anxiety or depression, personality changes involving anger or irritability, sensitivity to light or sound, continued memory loss, or seizures.

Multiple forms of medical treatment may be needed to address moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries. Surgery may be required to remove blood clots or dead brain tissue and relieve pressure on the brain. A person may need to take medications such as anticoagulants to prevent blood clots, anticonvulsants to address seizures, muscle relaxants to address muscle spasms, or antidepressants to treat mood disorders. Multiple forms of ongoing rehabilitative therapy may also be needed, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, psychological treatment, or occupational therapy.

Contact Our Irving Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a member of your family have suffered a serious brain injury, Attorney Jerry D. Andrews P.C. can help you determine your options for pursuing financial compensation. We will work to ensure that you will be compensated for all of your medical expenses and any other damages you have experienced. Contact our Dallas County traumatic brain injury attorney by calling 214-221-5800 to set up your free consultation.



Share this post:
Back to Top